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Senior Analytical Scientist and Lab Manager
Batesville, AR

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$100,000 - $120,000 / yr



Company:           Specialty Chemical Manufacturing    

Position:             Senior Analytical Scientist and Lab Manager           

Location:            Batesville, AR  

Compensation:  Salary Range $110,000 +/- Based upon Experience plus Bonus

Benefits: Comprehensive Insurance, Relocation and Retirement Package    



Position Summary:

  • As a Senior Analytical Scientist and Analytical Lab Manager, you will have overall responsibility for the operation and functions of the Analytical Lab.
  • You and your staff will have primary responsibilities to provide analytical services to support new business opportunities, new product development projects, manufacturing process improvement, production troubleshooting, and product quality.
  • They will develop new analytical methods, improve existing methods, ensure the accuracy, precision, and robustness of instruments/methods, communicate routinely with customers and personnel in manufacturing, product and process development and commercial.
  • The expectations also include supporting the implementation of and compliance with laboratory quality systems/standards; ISO9001, BQ9000, GMP and others.
  • The ideal candidate is a creative PhD chemist with successful experience in leadership, teambuilding, process management, and a business growth focus. No two days are ever exactly the same, and the variety of chemistry is unmatched.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Instrumentation and equipment; operation, maintenance, calibrations and qualification for GMP projects.
  • Analytical methods; development, validation, implementation, calibration, customer method implementation, regulatory method implementation, and analyst training
  • Success of new business projects and improvements for current processes; develop expertise in areas of responsibility to provide analyses in a timely manner and work with Development Chemists to characterize intermediates and products using all tools available and obtainable
  • Develop methods for new projects and improvements for current processes.
  • Adapt current instrumentation to meet business needs, minimizing the purchase of new instrumentation and equipment when possible
  • Responsible for classical and instrumental methods of analyses; titrations, physical, chemical, and thermal properties, and environmental and biodiesel sample testing


Position Requirements:

  • PhD in Chemistry emphasis on analytical chemistry
  • Preferred 10+ years of experience in an industrial chemical manufacturing laboratory setting
  • Strong understanding and comprehension of analytical chemistry
  • Working knowledge of GC, LC, IC, and other chromatographic techniques, Working knowledge of FTIR, UV-Vis, ICP, and other spectroscopic techniques
  • Working knowledge of NMR techniques
  • Preferably five or more years’ experience as an analytical lab manager
  • Proficient in literature searches
  • Able to adapt literature procedures to analytical methods
  • Strong ability to interpret data
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated and self-directed
  • Leadership and motivation of technical teams
  • Strong customer focus and business understanding
  • Excellent communication and creative problem-solving skills
  • Legally allowed to work in the US without restriction (US Citizen or Green Card)



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