Analytical Specialist R&D

Chicago, IL

Posted: 06/19/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 220.19CM Pay Rate: 90,000 - 130,000

Analytical Specialist R&D

The Analytical Specialist R&D will have the following responsibilities:

  • Perform offline and online GC and GC-MS analyses on a variety of sample types for a diverse set of R&D applications
  • Adapt, and develop new methods for utilization of these measurement systems, as well as ongoing maintenance and calibration
  • Conduct feasibility experiments as needed to ensure the most appropriate analytical techniques are implemented to support program requirements
  • Drive continuous improvement in methods to improve accuracy, throughput and reduce hands on time, investigate and benchmark worldwide best methodologies
  • Understand R&D project analytical needs, interpret complex scientific data, and clearly communicate results to diverse stakeholders
  • Actively participate in commercial, scale-up field testing and validation of laboratory and online process analyzers at company’s demonstration and commercial global sites

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Crystal Meeks at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  220.19CM


  • BS, MS or Ph.D. in Chemistry or closely related field
  • Minimum of 5 years direct hands-on experience with gas chromatography (GC and GCMS) analysis and method development
  • Must have a fundamental understanding of other complementary methods used in fuel, biological and chemical analysis
  • Experience with optimizing and troubleshooting the interface between the process being measured and the analytical analysis of the process (analytical sampling, impact of process variables on the analysis, analytical process integration and data reporting)
  • Able to interface and effectively communicate with co-workers and customers from diverse backgrounds and educational levels
  • Capable of independently developing and troubleshooting analytical methods
  • Adaptable team player that thrives in a cutting edge, fast paced, entrepreneurial environment where priorities can change quickly
  • Strong experience in chromatography data systems, mass spec databases and MS Office
  • Able to travel nationally and internationally up to 10% as needed

Highly Preferred

  • Method development preferably in an industrial analytical research environment related to refining, oil and gas, biotechnology, chemicals or renewable energy
  • Experience with sample preparation/introduction techniques such as SPE, SPME, HS and cartridge / canister sampling
  • Experience with online or high-throughput GC analysis
  • Experience in ASTM or EN gasoline, diesel, ethanol and jet fuel characterization methods
  • Knowledge of fermentation, food, alcoholic beverage, flavors or fragrance testing
  • Demonstrated experience with process and automation hardware and software
  • Experience with industrial safety practices such as OSHA, PSM, etc.

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Crystal Meeks at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  220.19CM


Crystal Meeks
Sr. Technical Recruiter

Our Industrial Laboratory Recruitment Team specializes in placing candidates at all levels of the chemical development cycle from Laboratory Technicians to Executive Leadership in Research.  I joined CPS in 2011 as a full cycle recruiter and have expertise in the following areas:


Technical Leadership ~ Product Development ~ Organic and Polymer Synthesis 
Formulation ~ Research & Development 
Application Chemistry ~ Technical Service
Process Chemistry ~ Analytical Chemistry ~ Method Development
Regulatory Compliance ~ EH&S ~ Quality Assurance ~ Quality Control 


My recruitment philosophy encompasses the belief that people are the greatest asset in an organization.  Finding the right fit is not only about the technology.  It is about how an employee fits within an organization's culture and ensuring that both parties can add value to each other immediately and in the future.   


If you have interest in finding an opportunity that aligns with your career goals, or if you are a hiring manager looking for talent that can add value to your organization, I would love to hear from you!

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