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PhD Analytical Chemist

Job Requisition ID:  37817

Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company's innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2020 revenues of approximately $8.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit


Eastman Chemical Company is seeking an Analytical Chemist in  the Liquid Chromatography area of the Corporate Analytical Division located in Kingsport, TN.  This position provides an excellent opportunity for an individual to contribute innovative technology solutions in order to enable growth for multiple Eastman businesses.   


Job Responsibilities:

-Translate partner needs into analytical solutions for corporate growth programs

- Develop and deploy new analytical tests and laboratory screening methods to advance top projects

-Solve complex problems, analyze results, propose next steps and strategies, and document conclusions/issues on a timely basis.

-Work in and lead multidisciplinary teams (technology, manufacturing, business, marketing, regulatory/product safety) to innovate and develop new commercial opportunities for Eastman 

-Develop relationships and coordinate collaborations with internal subject matter experts and external partners (e.g., customers, national labs, universities, etc.)

-Assess and enhance capabilities within the Liquid Chromatography area of Corporate Analytical to ensure appropriate support is in place to enable ongoing research programs

-Communicate results to technology, manufacturing, and business stakeholders.  



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Education:  Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry / Chemistry or related field from an accredited college or university.

The candidate must possess:
- Expertise in chromatography, specifically HPLC.
- Demonstrated creativity and a desire to solve challenging and complex problems
- High level of initiative and self-motivation
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Ability to work in a team setting and with members from different technical backgrounds

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.

Nearest Major Market: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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