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Analytical Scientist

Job Requisition ID:  38913


Eastman Corporate Analytical Team in Ghent supports analytical needs of growth and innovative projects led in the EMEA region. The team is looking for an experienced analytical scientist able to act as a technical leader/consultant for the team and engage in projects with our internal (and external) customers across a variety of business areas (Care Chemical, Coating, Specialty Plastics, Adhesive, Animal Nutrition…) and functions (Application Development Project Leader, Technical Support Experts, Quality Managers, Regulatory teams, Manufacturing teams).  The position involves working with teams at 2 sites in Ghent Region where the team has different labs. The team is looking for an enthusiast experienced analytical scientist with the desire to grow to a managerial or technical expertise role. 

•    Embrace Eastman zero-incident mindset and take part in safety improvement project within the team 
•    Lead complex analytical projects requiring strong method development or project coordination with several internal or external partners
•    Optimize analytical methods for productivity gains 
•    Coach & act as analytical science consultant for team members – desire and ability to lead people
•    Manage the chromatographs of one of the laboratory unit and speaking partner to chromatography equipment suppliers in one of our lab unit (Follow-up on maintenance planning, check potential new training for the team, keep up to date with new analytical development)
•    Maintain relationship with our headquartered expert laboratories in Kingsport, Tennessee and external institutes 



•    Master degree, preferably PhD, in analytical science with 3+ year experience
•    Highly skilled in various analytical techniques, strong knowledge in chromatography techniques 
•    Proven ability to handle complex analytical challenges, and develop analytical methods
•    Positive and enthusiast problem-solver, good listener with high ability to connect with people 
•    Able to work with a moderate level of guidance and direction
•    Able to work in an international multi-cultural environment
•    Proficient in English, Knowledge of Dutch will be a plus but not necessary

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