As a Senior Analytical Scientist and Analytical Lab Manager, you will have overall responsibility for the operation and functions of the Analytical Lab.
You and your staff will have primary responsibilities to provide analytical services to support new business opportunities, new product development projects, manufacturing process improvement, production troubleshooting, and product quality.
They will develop new analytical methods, improve existing methods, ensure the accuracy, precision, and robustness of instruments/methods, communicate routinely with customers and personnel in manufacturing, product and process development and commercial.
The expectations also include supporting the implementation of and compliance with laboratory quality systems/standards; ISO9001, BQ9000, GMP and others.
The ideal candidate is a creative PhD chemist with successful experience in leadership, teambuilding, process management, and a business growth focus. No two days are ever exactly the same, and the variety of chemistry is unmatched.
Instrumentation and equipment; operation, maintenance, calibrations and qualification for GMP projects.
Analytical methods; development, validation, implementation, calibration, customer method implementation, regulatory method implementation, and analyst training
Success of new business projects and improvements for current processes; develop expertise in areas of responsibility to provide analyses in a timely manner and work with Development Chemists to characterize intermediates and products using all tools available and obtainable
Develop methods for new projects and improvements for current processes.
Adapt current instrumentation to meet business needs, minimizing the purchase of new instrumentation and equipment when possible
Responsible for classical and instrumental methods of analyses; titrations, physical, chemical, and thermal properties, and environmental and biodiesel sample testing
PhD in Chemistry emphasis on analytical chemistry
Preferred 10+ years of experience in an industrial chemical manufacturing laboratory setting
Strong understanding and comprehension of analytical chemistry
Working knowledge of GC, LC, IC, and other chromatographic techniques, Working knowledge of FTIR, UV-Vis, ICP, and other spectroscopic techniques
Working knowledge of NMR techniques
Preferably five or more years’ experience as an analytical lab manager
Proficient in literature searches
Able to adapt literature procedures to analytical methods
Strong ability to interpret data
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Highly motivated and self-directed
Leadership and motivation of technical teams
Strong customer focus and business understanding
Excellent communication and creative problem-solving skills
Legally allowed to work in the US without restriction (US Citizen or Green Card)