Research Scientist - Analytical

Chicago, IL

Posted: 01/21/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 21.19CM Pay Rate: 70,000 - 85,000

Research Scientist – Analytical

The Analytical team is focused on partnering with R&D, QC and Operations to solve technical issues and to enhance their commercial activities using advanced metrics.  The Research Scientist – Analytical provides short, medium and long-term analytical support of the products and processes at company.  The incumbent is expected to act as a technical resource in separations, develop and provide functional guidance to junior colleagues as well as taking leadership roles on interdisciplinary teams.  This highly visible role has significant impact on the company by finding new ways of determining the usefulness and applicability of products, both new and existing, as well as processes to better meet customer needs.  In addition, this role has regular interactions with the technology and commercial teams in Oleochemicals, Food and Personal Care business units.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage analytical design and innovation for major R&D programs
  • Apply expertise in chromatographic techniques (GC, HPLC, GPC)
  • Utilizes knowledge of other analytical instrumentation including ICP, FT-IR, NIR as well as wet chemical methods
  • Uses knowledge of analytical and organic chemistry & liquid chromatography methods development to provide direction and general support R&D for products including analytical method and technique development, competitive analysis, product formulation and development, process development and field process support
  • Confer with Company scientists, operations, technical service, regulatory and commercial teams to conduct analyses of research projects, interpret test results, or develop non-standard tests
  • Develop, improve, and customize analytical methods and transfer these to QC
  • Write technical papers and reports and prepare standards and specifications for processes, facilities, products and tests
  • Maintain accurate records of all laboratory work and research in accordance with generally accepted laboratory principles
  • Provide detailed written reports of all completed projects with recommendations for future efforts
  • Use knowledge of routine laboratory safety procedures, SDS’s and interpretations of hazards / toxicity data to perform all laboratory work in accordance with the written safety manual
  • Provide technical support to cross-functional groups such as sales and marketing, product stewardship, sustainability, regulatory, technical service, and QC

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Crystal Meeks at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  21.19CM


  • MS in Analytical Chemistry with a minimum of five (5) to ten (10) years of demonstrated experience in an industrial setting
  • Extensive experience in chromatographic separations (GC, HPLC, GPC)
  • Required: Minimum of 2-3 years of experience liquid chromatography methods development
  • Knowledge of other analytical instrumentation including ICP, FT-IR, NIR as well as wet chemical methods
  • Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemical and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods
  • PC literate and proficient in commonly used business and scientific applications, including common research databases, search functions and statistical design of experiments
  • Strong oral and written communication
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis
  • Ability to accomplish tasks independently, but coordinate with team or direct reports to facilitate larger initiatives
  • This person must be okay at the bench, this is a very hands-on position

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Crystal Meeks at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  21.19CM


Crystal Meeks
Sr. Technical Recruiter

Our Industrial Laboratory Recruitment Team specializes in placing candidates at all levels of the chemical development cycle from Laboratory Technicians to Executive Leadership in Research.  I joined CPS in 2011 as a full cycle recruiter and have expertise in the following areas:


Technical Leadership ~ Product Development ~ Organic and Polymer Synthesis 
Formulation ~ Research & Development 
Application Chemistry ~ Technical Service
Process Chemistry ~ Analytical Chemistry ~ Method Development
Regulatory Compliance ~ EH&S ~ Quality Assurance ~ Quality Control 


My recruitment philosophy encompasses the belief that people are the greatest asset in an organization.  Finding the right fit is not only about the technology.  It is about how an employee fits within an organization's culture and ensuring that both parties can add value to each other immediately and in the future.   


If you have interest in finding an opportunity that aligns with your career goals, or if you are a hiring manager looking for talent that can add value to your organization, I would love to hear from you!

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