Senior Analytical Chemist
We’re seeking a Senior Analytical Chemist to lead efforts in uncovering the composition of various streams in our novel chemical process. You will be responsible for identifying and developing methods for qualitative and quantitative analysis and using a wide range of instrumentation and techniques. You will work closely with the R&D team and the CTO. The successful candidate has 10+ years of experience in an analysis lab, analyzing diverse sample types.
This is a full-time position in Menlo Park, CA, with a competitive salary and stock options.
A Day in the Job
Implement new capabilities for identifying unknown solid and gaseous compounds using a range of techniques including LC-MS/GC-MS/GPC &FTIR
Design, validate and deploy methods to optimize sensitivity, resolution and speed of analysis
Prepare samples and perform accurate quantitative analysis
Interpret data and keep accurate and organized records
Report and present results effectively in a timely manner
Maintain and calibrate instruments to ensure accuracy and precision
Monitor consumables and accessories to prevent delays
Perform preventative maintenance and repairs
Liaise with R&D team and external vendors/ service providers
PhD in Chemistry
10+ years experience in an analytical chemistry role
Extensive experience analyzing unknowns in gaseous, aqueous and organic samples using multiple analytical techniques
Extensive knowledge and hands-on experience with chromatographic, spectroscopic and spectrometric techniques such as GCMS, LCMS, IR, NMR and UV-VIS
Experience in method development, instrument maintenance, and troubleshooting
Good hands-on experience with chemical wet lab techniques
Experience operating independently or leading a team
Ability to clearly and accurately communicate and document technical information
Ability to work in a dynamic, start-up environment and prioritize tasks to meet company goals
Special Consideration Given For
Knowledge and experience with other instrumentation (GPC, NMR, FTIR, EA, TOC, ICP)
Experience with polymer analysis
Experience with organic chemistry
You’ll Want to Work with Us Because
We’re at the cutting edge of plastic recycling innovation and you’ll be on a mission to turn the plastic pollution crisis into an even bigger business opportunity. You’re coming in at a time of growth, and together, we have the opportunity to stretch for amazingness!
We take care of you! We offer a competitive compensation package, health benefits, 401k, and stock options. Our company dynamic is egalitarian and friendly, and everyone’s ideas are translated into real-world impact.
If you’re excited about this opportunity, please send your CV to Jeanny@BioCellection.com