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Senior Chemist - Gas Chromatography Job

Date: Jul 27, 2019

Location: King of Prussia, PA, US

Company: Arkema

Req Id 30636 - Posted 05/01/2019 - Research and Development - King of Prussia. Pennsylvania. US

Based at Arkema's Corporate Offices and R&D Center in King of Prussia, PA, the Senior Chemist is responsible for generating analyses in support of Arkema’s R&D programs, technical service and manufacturing efforts for the N. American Business Units.  The data is generated for internal and external customers with moderate supervision.  This position requires hands on laboratory work involving a variety of chromatography tools and methods in a dynamic laboratory environment shared with other team members.  Work is to be performed in accordance to safe laboratory practices and with active participation in Arkema’s safety initiatives and programs. 


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


Comply with all departmental and corporate safety policies.

Prepare and analyze samples using gas chromatography.

Maintain laboratory notebooks, obtain data, write technical reports, and propose additional experiments as needed.

Communicate results to Group Leader and to internal customers.

Perform routine instrument maintenance independently and via interfacing with instrument vendors as needed.




Bachelor’s degree in chemistry with a minimum of 4 years of relative industrial experience.

Prior industrial experience is required.

Demonstrated ability to handle and work with hazardous materials, and to work safely and independently in a chemical laboratory environment.

Experience using gas chromatography with flame ionization and thermal conductivity detection for quantitative analysis of small molecules, including routine analysis and method development.

Experience with various sample preparation techniques including dissolution, liquid-liquid extraction, microwave assisted extraction, headspace, and solid phase extraction.

Ability to execute experimental plans including sample preparation, instrument operation, and data analysis.

Ability to troubleshoot and repair chromatography instrumentation as needed.

Experience with gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry is a plus but not required.

Experience with liquid chromatography is a plus not not required.

Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.

Demonstrated ability to multitask effectively and efficiently organize workload in a dynamic laboratory environment.

Strong willingness to learn from Research Scientists.

Strong initiative and drive to deliver results and meet deadlines with moderate supervision.

Ability to pay attention to detail.


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