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Senior R&D Scientist- Polyurethane Foam

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Evoco is an innovation company that specializes in disruptive renewable plant-based chemistry, materials and products. Our mission is to close the loop on unsustainable goods for good. It’s the reason we were founded and why we make the choices we do. We are located downtown Toronto in the Mars Discovery District building.

From top leadership to the student, everyone at Evoco embodies our Core Values:

  • Sustainable Authenticity
  • Creative Innovation
  • Adaptability Accountability
  • Building Community

We are seeking an experienced Senior R&D Scientist to join our R&D team.

At Evoco, we are working on further developing our biomaterial platform for various industrial and commercial applications. Additional work is required to apply the technology platform to polyurethane (PU) based foams, films and materials such as synthetic fabrics. We require expertise in this field to develop the chemistry from the “ground up” focusing on the formulation chemistry based on the required mechanical properties specific for the industrial application.

Evoco promotes a challenging and creative work environment where innovation is at the core of our success. The successful candidate will leverage their expertise in the development of stable PU foam formulations to facilitate product development for commercial production. The Senior R&D Scientist will be responsible for the execution of pre-formulation, formulation experiments; assisting in product scale-up, developmental stability testing and technology transfer from R&D to manufacturing. The scientist will have an opportunity to participate in all stages of projects from the initial planning to product launch.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Development of new polyurethane flexible foam formulations using a methodical approach
  • Optimize existing polyurethane formulations to target desired mechanical properties and manufacturing process requirements
  • Troubleshooting experiments, analyze technical data and documents and provide project updates and recommendations to the project leader
  • Assist in technology transfer from R&D to manufacturing if needed
  • Sourcing of innovative renewable raw materials for formulation development and building and maintaining relationships with vendors
  • Ensures that all work is performed in compliance with the applicable SOPs, cGMP, GLP and established Safe Work Practices (SWP)
  • Sourcing of innovative renewable raw materials for formulation development and building and maintaining relationships with vendors
  • Review the compilation, evaluation, interpretation and reporting of experimental results to ensure the objectives of each project are met
  • Evaluate prospective literature, procedures and protocols to determine technical feasibility and project scope
  • Collaborate with external partners, such as universities and research centres, to achieve project goals

Required Education:

  • Minimum of Master degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science or related scientific discipline.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum 5-10 years of hands-on industrial experience with polyurethane foam formulations
  • End use experience – such as developing foams for footwear, automotive, seating or bedding applications is a bonus
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Able to work with minimal supervision and maintaining good and effective communication with internal stakeholders.
  • Possess a methodical approach to scientific research and product development
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a key part of a diverse team
  • Time management with the ability to maintain focus on productive tasks to be completed within specified timelines
  • Attention to detail with clear and complete documentation skills
  • Flexible with the ability to adapt, respond quickly and manage change in a fast-paced environment.

Evoco is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the workplace. Our team is built on diversity, equity and inclusion. We value our entire team’s backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. If you require accommodation to participate in our hiring process, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to make your needs known in advance.

We thank all candidates for their interest and time; however, only those who are the most qualified for the role will be contacted

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Casual dress
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Stock options
  • Vision care


  • Master’s Degree (required)


  • Polyurethane Foam: 5 years (preferred)

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