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HPLC Analytical Research Associate


Cincinnati, OH, US, 45249

Req ID:  80328
Facility:  Cincinnati Technology R&D-Lyo
Department:  R&D Polymer Characterization Support Tm.
Division:  Innovation


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

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Utilize HPLC and LC/Q-TOF to analyze samples submitted to the lab and consistently deliver high quality reliable results while meeting customer expectations and throughput goals.
  • Perform quantitative analysis using HPLC with UV, CAD, and ELSD detectors.
  • Perform qualitative analysis and unknown identification using LC/Q-TOF. 
  • Responsible for receiving, preparing, testing, interpreting data, reporting statistics, entering and/or uploading to the LIMS
  • Assist with the development of new methods as necessary in support of projects. Continuously improve current HPLC methods.
  • Exhibit excellent safety leadership in the workplace, consistent with company and site HSE goals.
  • Conduct analytical testing associated with assigned 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

  • Minimum Associated or Bachelor’s degree (strongly preferred) in Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, or a related technical field with 2 or more years of experience in HPLC analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate Agilent and/or Thermo Scientific HPLC. Prior experience with LC/Q-TOF is a plus.
  • Previous participation experience using HPLC or LC/MS for method development .
  • Ability to perform HPLC trouble shooting and maintenance.
  • Independent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Computer proficiency 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.
  •  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.

Preferred Qualifications


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.


Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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