As an Analytical Chemist within our Applied Research Department you will lead research efforts to our Lubrizol Additives technology groups and business units by facilitating or leading efforts relating to product differentiation, fundamental knowledge generation, product development, competitive analysis, and routine testing. The focus of this role will be gas chromatography but this role collaborates regularly with other analytical disciplines.
Essential Job Functions
Apply knowledge of, and lead research efforts in the area of gas chromatography (GC, GC/MS, headspace analysis, GCxGC, pyrolysis) to assist the development of new products, generation of fundamental knowledge, and support of business needs
Generate, organize, interpret, and report data in support of technical projects and service requests
Perform hands-on research as well as direct and prioritize the work of technical staff
Proactively seek understanding of customer needs
Communicate and interact with a broad range of internal and external customers through technical reports, presentation, and 1-on-1 conversations
Meaningfully convey technical information across departments and divisions
Drive projects from inception through completion
Maintain familiarity with current literature and recent advances in relevant analytical techniques
Integrate new technology for new applications and product support
Troubleshoot and maintain test equipment and procedures
Participate in the recruitment, training, and mentoring of technical staff
Actively participate in Lubrizol safety programs, ensure compliance with safety procedures, and maintain good housekeeping
Ideal Candidate Profile:
PhD in Chemistry with 2+ years of relevant industrial or commercial lab experience or a minimum of a M.S. in Chemistry, with 5+ years of relevant industrial experience.
Experience writing technical reports of publication quality
Demonstrated project management experience including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Must possess strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build relationships with colleagues at multiple levels of an organization
Must be self-motivated with ability to handle, organize and prioritize multiple tasks and be able to perform under pressure to meet deadlines
Ability to travel as required (less than 10%)
Considered a Plus:
Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry with a focus in separation sciences
Experience with odor analysis
About the Area
With multiple facilities in and around Cleveland, Ohio, Lubrizol is located in one of the largest economic regions in the United States. Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge and entertainment, Northeast Ohio is a vibrant place for people of all ages and walks of life to live, learn, work and play. This region offers a little bit of everything for everyone - ethnically-diverse communities, affordable housing, award-winning schools and universities, world-class healthcare, indoor waterparks and zoos, ski resorts, museums, halls of fame, one of the longest water-fronts in the country, and the most concentrated square mile of art, cultural, education and health institutions in the nation. From making your heart race at Cedar Point, to attending a professional sporting event or biking through 129,000 acres of National Parks, to catching a Broadway show at Playhouse Square - the second largest performing arts center in the country, you can make it happen right here in Cleveland, Ohio
Competitive salary with performance based bonus plans
401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution Plan
Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings
Health Savings Account
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About The Lubrizol Corporation
Lubrizol is an innovative specialty chemical company, owned by Berkshire Hathaway, with technologies that improve the performance of our customers’ products in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. What does that mean in the real world? Fewer emissions for cleaner air. A smoother, safer drive. Great looking hair. Fibers that breathe and coatings that stay bright. Safer, more comfortable patient care. And that is just to name a few. We’re always looking for ways to make the best better. Join our team and discover what’s next.