Principal Research Chemist


: $79,583.33 - $144,970.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

Job DescriptionVersum Materials, a part of the Performance Materials business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, is a best-in-class electronic materials company providing high-purity chemicals and gases, delivery systems, services and materials expertise to meet the evolving needs of the global semiconductor, display and LED markets.Versum Materials is seeking an experienced Analytical Chemist at our facility in Tamaqua (Hometown), Pennsylvania.We are seeking an analytical chemist to be responsible for development, transfer and support of analytical methods for gases and chemicals sold into the Electronics industry. The role will involve participating in the establishment of an advanced analytical lab for specialty gases and then be a lead chemist for the characterization of current and new products and support of operation and customer needs. The role will involve new product development support, developing and transferring analytical methods into production facilities, addressing issues and questions from production laboratories, operations, quality and business area. The person in this role will work closely with R&D, vendors and other experts inside and outside of the company. The person in this role will be based at the company's facility in the Hometown, PA, but they will also provide support globally.The person in this role will be directly involved in methods development and validation and must possess excellent laboratory skills. A significant portion of the role will be hands-on analytical and project work. The primary analytical techniques to be used are GC, GC-MS, MS, FTIR and various moisture analyzers.The job will involve working with a global team to achieve consistency in systems and work practices among production facilities. Great communications skills and the ability to work well in a multi-regional, multi-cultural environment and across multiple time zones are required. Regular communications will be held globally with analytical teams, operations management, engineering, business areas, and customers.QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:* M.S. or Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field with at least 5 years industrial experience* Knowledge and experience with a broad range of analytical tools and their relevant applicability* Experience in analytical methods development* Strong fundamentals and practical experience in the use of statistics* Great interpersonal skills* Initiative and self-motivation.* Good organizational skills and strong verbal and written communications* Capable of carrying out team and self-directed projects.* May require occasional travelVersum Materials offers a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays/vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance, 401K plans.If you are a current Versum Materials employee, please apply via online by clicking on Online Applications, then selecting Career Center.We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview, or are currently employed by Versum Materials, will be contacted.Versum Materials is an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status.
Associated topics: biochemistry, ceramic, chemistry, coating, formulation, glass, latex, material science, polyurethane, rubber * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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