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R&D Analyst

Job Requisition ID:  39857

Responsibilities

The position will support Eastman Chemical Company with responsibility for providing analytical support for various projects mostly related to R&D Product development project (organic and polymer syntheses) for various Eastman’s business such as Care Chemical, Animal Nutrition and CROP. Applicants who have a good understanding of various analytical techniques, in particular liquid and/or gas chromatography are preferred. 

JOB OVERVIEW

•    Complying and promoting the Eastman Safety Culture and follow the safety rules applicable to our Analytical Laboratories. Maintaining a clean work area in line with Eastman’s housekeeping standards. 
•    Using general analytical techniques and instrumentation which is not limited to but includes: GC, GC-MS, LC, Titration, pH-measurement, Karl-Fisher, UV-VIS, ….
•    Support project team working on new organic and polymer syntheses developing and executing analytical method to follow synthesis yield and also to search for impurities

•    Excecute analyses Organizing and prioritizing experimental work based on timelines and objectives 
•    Assure suitability, accuracy, and reliability of analytical test results and methods.
•    Define maintenance and calibration for instruments and devices; direct contact for the supplier for equipment troubleshooting.
•    Ensure analytical development is documented in technical reports, test methods, and/or laboratory notebooks, as appropriate.

Qualifications

•    A bachelor or master’s degree in chemistry with specialty in analytical chemistry
•    Ideally the applicant will have expertise in using gas or liquid chromatography techniques. A first experience preferably 2-3 year experience would be preferred
•    The ability to prioritize and schedule work to meet demands set by the department, company or internal requestor. 
•    Must be self-motivated, looking for ways to improve laboratory work processes, testing accuracy and safety. Consistently makes sound decisions based on data and anticipates problems. 
•    Knowledge on Microsoft Office is preferred; knowledge of Agilent OpenLab software is a plus.
•    Fluent in English both written and spoken is essential in this international work environment; knowledge of Dutch is preferred but not a mandatory criterion
•    Must be able to communicate experimental results clearly to peers & supervision through email, verbal communication and/or concise report to internal customers (Scientist, Technical Support rep.).
•    Job is in an R&D environment. Ideal candidate is energized by non-routine work, innovation and is able to show flexibility 
•    Must be able to work with people having different personalities, cultures and different job functions. 
 


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