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Analytical Research Associate


Cincinnati, OH, US, 45249

Req ID:  79690
Facility:  Cincinnati Technology R&D-Lyo
Department:  R&D Polymer Characterization Support Tm.
Division:  Research & Development, Technology & Sus


Basic Function

LyondellBasell Industries, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies, is seeking an Research & Development Research Laboratory Associate to join the Analytical  R & D team for the Cincinnati Technology Center.  As a member of the team you will support the R&D Analytical Laboratory and assist the department in reaching its objectives, and annual goals.  The R&D Analytical Laboratory provides analytical support and polymer science to all LYB polymer businesses in the Americas which include internal and external customers, manufacturing plants, and 3rd party tollers.  This position reports to the Analytical Lab Supervisor of the Cincinnati Technology Center.

Roles & Responsibilities

•    Perform analytical testing related to polymer characterization primarily Rheology and Thermal Testing areas.
•    Exhibit excellent safety leadership in the workplace, consistent with company and site HSE goals.
•    Utilize different types of Analytical techniques (DSC, DMA, Rheometer) to analyze samples submitted to the lab and consistently deliver high quality reliable results while meeting customer expectations and throughput goals
•    Responsible for receiving, preparing, testing, interpreting data, reporting statistics, entering and/or uploading to the LIMS
•    Develop new methods as necessary in support of projects
•    Conduct analytical testing associated with assigned projects
•    Independently execute technical projects
•    Pursue technologies, instrumentation and knowledge to satisfy method development requests
•    Maintain all instruments in good working condition, including required routine calibration
•    Interface effectively with R&D managers, supervisors, researchers, other technicians, engineers, site HSE and other support staff for the planning and execution of efficient experimental programs with the highest attention to detail and data integrity
•    Engage in frequent developmental dialog with supervisor and others to continually enhance personal and group performance and development.
•    Focus on contributing a positive attitude, promoting positive work environment and high degree of teamwork
•    Contribute new innovative ideas to improve efficiencies and processes

Min. Qualifications

Associates degree in Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Engineering, or a related technical field preferably with 10 or more years of experience in an R&D, manufacturing or industrial laboratory. 
Strongly Preferred:  A Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering is preferred with 0-5 years relevant experience.
•    Experience in broad range of analytical techniques is desirable
•    Requires demonstrated expertise in polymer chemistry.
•    Demonstrated documentation and research skills
•    Some managerial experience preferred.
•    Solid background in computer-based instrument control systems, statistics and Microsoft Office
Highly self-motivated individual, focused on providing high quality laboratory data in an efficient manner, while exhibiting excellent workplace skills
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Ability to solve broadly defined complex problems
•    Problem solving skills and the ability to make competent, independent, decisions in a timely manner to ensure excellent progress on projects and assigned tasks
•    Ability to effectively manage multiple and or changing priorities with minimal supervision
•    Must possess the ability to interact effectively and professionally with internal customers, external customers and vendors. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors and other employees. Excellent teamwork and communication skills are required


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.


We have the potential — and responsibility — to use this scale and reach to make a positive impact across our value chains. That’s why we are working to make meaningful progress to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as reducing plastic waste in the environment, helping to mitigate climate change and contributing to a thriving society for our employees, the communities where we operate and the people who depend on our products. To learn more, click here.

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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