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Senior Analytical Scientist


Work Your Magic with us! Start your next chapter and join EMD Electronics.


Ready to explore, break barriers, and discover more? We know you’ve got big plans – so do we! Our colleagues across the globe love innovating with science and technology to enrich people’s lives with our solutions in Healthcare, Life Science, and Electronics. Together, we dream big and are passionate about caring for our rich mix of people, customers, patients, and planet. That's why we are always looking for curious minds that see themselves imagining the unimaginable with us.  


Everything we do in EMD Electronics is to help us deliver on our purpose of being the company behind the companies, advancing digital living. We are dedicated to being the trusted supplier of high-tech materials, services and specialty chemicals for the electronics, automotive and cosmetics industries. We foster a global collaborative organization made up of individuals who have the passion to win, obsess about the customer, are relentlessly curious and act with urgency. Together, we push the boundaries of science to make more possible for our customers.


Your Role:

We are seeking a highly motivated and organized Senior Scientist to join the Analytical Technology team in Tamaqua, PA.  This is a plant and laboratory based, cross-functional role requiring interaction with teams from Operations, Quality, Engineering, R&D and business functions.   In this role, you will primarily be responsible for the development, validation and transfer of best-in-class analytical methods and systems used to support our Specialty Gas portfolio.  Additionally, you will be driving efforts focused on identification and implementation of analytical technology improvements for existing products as well as developing analytical methods to support new projects moving through our R&D pipeline.  You will support the design, fabrication, implementation, and commissioning of new automated analytical systems in our plants while providing advanced troubleshooting support on existing systems locally.  While performing your work, you will be expected to utilize best safety practices and cultivate a culture of safety within the laboratory. 


This position may require occasional travel of up to 10%.


Who You Are:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. in chemistry or other closely related scientific discipline
  • 5+ years of industrial analytical experience with either GC and/or ICP-MS


Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in chemistry (or related field) with 8+ years’ experience with either GC and/or ICP-MS
  • Experience with design and setup of in-line analytical systems and methods (especially GC instruments designed for the analysis of gas phase products)
  • Experience with handling and analyzing reactive, corrosive and/or toxic gases
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize GC, FTIR, GC-MS, GC-TOF, CRDS and/or ICP-MS to solve challenging problems
  • Experience developing and validating analytical methods
  • A strong fundamental understanding of analytical chemistry concepts and instrumentation including GC, FTIR, CRDS and ICP-MS
  • Knowledge of statistical design of experiments, gauge R&R studies and statistical software packages such as JMP or Minitab
  • Creative self-starter with the initiative to tackle problems
  • Effective presenter and technical writer
  • Experience preparing technical, customer-facing documents
  • Strong verbal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently while contributing effectively as a member of a diverse team


What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!


Apply now and become a part of our diverse team!


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Job Requisition ID:  275429
Location:  Tamaqua
Career Level:  D - Professional (4-9 years)
Working time model:  full-time

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