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Req Id 23244 : Posted 12/12/2016 : Research and Development : King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, US
Based at Arkema Inc.s Corporate Offices and R and D Center in King of Prussia, PA, the Scientist is responsible for generating analyses in support of Arkema's R and D programs and technical service efforts for the North American business units. The data is generated to internal customers with little to no supervision. This position requires hands on laboratory work involving a variety of chromatography and mass spectrometry 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 activities include, but are not limited to:
: Fully participate in Arkema departmental and site wide safety programs and ensures safe laboratory operation.
: Work closely with internal customers, project teams and lab colleagues to solve technical problems.
: Prepare and analyze samples by gas chromatography and gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry.
: Analyze and interpret data, and perform additional experiments as needed.
: Write detailed technical reports and make presentations to communicate results to multiple levels within the company.
: Maintain laboratory notebooks and appropriate records.
: Multitask effectively and manage dynamic workload including routine work and multiple projects.
: Responsible for instrument maintenance and upkeep by performing maintenance independently and interfacing with instrument vendors as needed.
: Attend conferences and monitor scientific and trade literature to stay current on latest technologies, identify relevant technologies for laboratory, and work to acquire them.
: Propose and execute ideas for lab improvements and develop new separation methodologies.
: Present/publish work externally in journals or at conferences.
: Contribute to the innovation culture at Arkema by exhibiting curiosity, entrepreneurial spirit, and collaboration with others to constantly improve our methods and products.
Qualifications / experience required:
: PhD in Chemistry with prior industrial experience highly desired OR a Master's degree in Chemistry and a minimum of 10 years of industrial experience.
: Demonstrated ability to handle and work with hazardous materials, and to work safely and independently in a chemical laboratory environment.
: Theoretical understanding of chromatography and mass spectrometry theory.
: Extensive experience developing and validating methods using GC with various detectors including FID, TCD, and MS.
: Ability to interpret mass spectral data independently and using libraries to elucidate structures.
: Experience with various sample preparation techniques including dissolution, liquid:liquid extraction, microwave assisted extraction, and solid phase extraction.
: Experience with training others on operation of chromatographic instrumentation and implementation of methods and with mentoring junior team members.
: Ability to troubleshoot and repair GC and GC/MS instrumentation as needed.
: Excellent communication skills, ability to deliver results independently, and a strong desire to collaborate is critical.
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


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