The Analytical Chemist will be responsible for developing and applying methods in support of new and innovative product/process designs related to the use of fiber film contactors. This role will be part of the analytical division within the R&D lab, a creative and motivated team supporting R&D Fiber Reactor product development. The Analytical Chemist will maintain analytical equipment, coordinate the completion of sample analysis in support of cross-functional projects, and development of novel analytical techniques. Responsibilities include development and operation of quantitative analytical workflows, data generation and management, extraction optimization with automation, sample progress tracking, and maintenance of laboratory equipment and instrumentation. It will be critical to stay current with the newest instrumentation and chemometric methodologies that would aid in our mission to impart a paradigm shift in separation technology by reducing labor and material costs for two-phase chemical processes while improving value, reliability, and performance.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (may include any or all of the following. Other duties may be assigned.)

  • Maintain analytical equipment in the R&D division

  • Develop programs for analysis and testing of substances to verify composition

  • Perform qualitative and quantitative analysis

  • Process, define, isolate, concentrate, and preserve samples for in-house analysis

  • Prepare standards and specifications for analytical processes, products, and tests

  • Set error limits, validate, and verify results through calibration and standardization

  • Analyze incoming and outgoing samples as needed

  • Analyze organic and inorganic compounds to determine chemical and physical properties

  • Perform separations based on differential chemical properties

  • Create new ways to make measurements

  • Develop analytical methods to solve technical problems

  • Interpret data in proper context

  • Communicate results and conclusions to other team members

  • Design, construct, and operate fiber film contactors in furtherance of VFT's R&D program

  • Conduct research to develop and improve manufactured products

  • Coordinate trials and evaluations of new products/processes to ensure reliability, quality, and performance

  • Aid in developing and continuously improving analytical methods and equipment

  • Provide technical service to all departments as needed

  • Develop IP encompassing the commercialization of fiber film technology in novel fields

  • Duties will include problem solving and quality improvement, new product introduction, product and process specifications, and administration as needed

 

Education and/or Experience

  • PhD or Masters degree in analytical chemistry with an emphasis in instrumentation

  • Will consider highly motivated Bachelors in Analytical Chemistry or closely related field with 10-years of experience in instrumentation operation and maintenance

  • Experience with GC-MS, GC-FID, HPLC, GPC, ICP-AES, UV-Vis, FT-IR, TGA, DSC, and other instruments

Skills, Abilities, & Qualifications

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of lab and safety procedures and protocols

  • Experience with chemical processing

  • Ability to understand and work within a technical environment

  • Solid Project Management Skills. Requires analytical ability and experience to problem solve

  • Effective interpersonal skills

  • Self-motivated, results driven, and collaborative

  • Demonstrate leadership ability and initiative

  • Effectively present complex information to both internal and external groups

If this sounds like music to your ears, send your resume to jobs@visionaryfiber.com. We have immediate openings, so expect to hear from us.

 

VFT offers competitive pay, medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, matching 401(k), 3 weeks of PTO, paid holidays, and the opportunity to work with a top flight team who are putting their dreams into action. 

 

Visionary Fiber Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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