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Req Id 30752 - Posted 07/29/2019 - Research and Development

Based at Arkema's Corporate Office and R&D Center in King of Prussia, PA, the NMR Scientist/Research Scientist supports R&D efforts in new product development and technical service through Arkema’s Analytical and Systems Research group.  He/she is responsible for NMR spectral interpretation of polymers, small molecules, catalysts, and complex multi-component systems.  The position reports to the R&D Manager and collaborates closely with colleagues within Arkema's Analytical and Systems Research group, including other NMR Scientist.


Specific job activities include (but are not limited to):

  • Position provides analytical information in the area of NMR Spectroscopy to all Arkema Inc. R&D units, process technology, manufacturing plants, and HES groups
  • Completes workload within project timelines.  Takes broad view of data analysis and may get involved in analyzing data outside of submitted samples.  Leverages other techniques, if needed, to complete projects.
  • Working under advice of senior NMR staff, develops methods as required to complete analysis.  Generates new insights from project work.
  • Aids in development of NMR group strategic plan.  Proposed and completes strategic projects related to ASR.
  • Writes and issues technical reports
  • Serves on R&D project teams and collaborate with colleagues to solve problems spanning a diverse range of chemistries.
  • Helps maintain system reliability and continuity of service, probe hardware changes, minor probe maintenance.
  • Develops extensive professional network with Arkema Inc. scientists; actively participates in appropriate professional organizations. 
  • Develops knowledge of Arkema products and processes for the business units that are supported and a general understanding of business interests and markets.
  • Looks for and pursues opportunities to publish/present externally
  • Actively participates in Arkema’s safety programs and lead relevant safety projects as required.


  • PhD in Chemistry or Polymer Sciences; with experience with NMR operation and spectral interpretation including 2D NMR and heteronuclear NMR.
  • Solid state NMR experience is a plus as is pulse sequence method development.  

  • Experience with other analytical techniques highly desirable.

  • Familiarity with Bruker spectrometers is also a plus.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a track record of collaboration and teamwork.
  • Self-starting ability with exceptional time and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated multitasking capabilities. Can advance multiple projects in parallel.

A global chemical company and France’s leading chemicals producer, Arkema is building the future of the chemical industry every day. Deploying a responsible, innovation-based approach, we produce state-of-the-art specialty chemicals that provide customers with practical solutions to such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future of energy, fossil fuel preservation and the need for lighter materials. With operations in close to 50 countries, some 19,000 employees and research centers in North America, France and Asia, Arkema generates pro forma annual revenue of some $8.1 billion, and holds leadership positions in all its markets with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands.,

Arkema Inc.  provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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