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HPLC Polymer Research Scientist

Location: 

Cincinnati, OH, US, 45249

Req ID:  80758
Facility:  Cincinnati Technology R&D-Lyo
Department:  R&D Analytical Services
Division:  Innovation

LyondellBasell

Basic Function

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500, is seeking a Scientist to join our R&D Analytical team at the Cincinnati Technology Center (CTC) located in the Cincinnati, OH area.  As a member of the team you will support the R&D Analytical Laboratory business needs.  This position reports to the Analytical Lab Manager of the Cincinnati Technology Center.  Position offers a competitive base salary, bonus, pension plan, 401K matching, generous benefits package, education assistance, employee discounts and relocation to Cincinnati.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Lead HPLC and LC/Q-TOF analysis area to analyze samples submitted to the lab and consistently deliver high quality reliable results while meeting customer expectations and throughput goals.
  • Develop analysis in support of mechanical recycling of post-consumer waste plastic market development.
  • Develop quantitative analysis using HPLC with UV, CAD, and ELSD detectors.
  • Develop qualitative analysis and unknown identification using LC/Q-TOF. 
  • Responsible for overseeing the receipt, preparation, and testing.  Responsible for interpreting data and  reporting statistics.
  • Responsible for developing the technical knowledge of research associates in the HPLC area.
  • Develop 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 manager 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
  • Utilize analytical knowledge to solve problems specifically in the area of polymer characterizations
  • Provide technical leadership in HPLC and HPLC/MS analysis applied to polymers
  • Utilize different types of Analytical techniques as needed 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
  • 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
  • Focus on contributing a positive attitude, promoting a positive work environment and a high degree of teamwork
  • Exhibit excellent safety leadership in the workplace, consistent with company and site HSE goals.

Min. Qualifications

Education:

  • PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Engineering, Sustainability, Chemical engineering, Environmental, Bioanalytical, Physics, Material Science or a related technical discipline.

Work Experience:

  • A strong background in polymer HPLC analysis with at least 1-5 years industrial/academic experience related to polymers

Skills:

  • Demonstrated documentation and research skills
  • 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
  • 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 managers, supervisors and other employees.
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills are required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with polymers (polyethylene and polypropylene) and relevant preparation techniques.
  • PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Engineering, Sustainability, Chemical engineering, Environmental, Bioanalytical, Physics, Material Science or a related technical discipline.
  • Background in polymers, sustainability or statistics would be beneficial. 
  • Experience in broad range of analytical techniques is desirable

Competencies

Builds effective teams
Collaborates
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.


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