Analytical Sr. R&D Chemist - Mass Spec Focused

Hopewell, VA

Posted: 03/27/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 111.23SK Pay Rate: 90,000 - 110,000 Experience:

Job Description

Analytical Sr. R&D Chemist – Mass Spec Focused

This position is for a technical leader in GC/MS qualitative analysis, headspace analysis, and other GC techniques.  The applicant would also provide LC/MS qualitative and quantitative analysis support.  The role includes assigned projects under the supervision of a senior R&D team member or manager as well as independent studies, managing analytical projects, and contributing to large / complex projects with other team members.


  • Serve as GC/MS expert in structural elucidation and qualitative analysis
  • Method development for standard GC and GC-headspace experiments
  • Provide qualitative and quantitative LC/MS support
  • Teach and mentor others in mass spec and GC techniques
  • Participate in technical project reviews and present findings as appropriate
  • Engage with assigned teams and cross-functional stakeholders, such as process development, plants, EHS, mechanical and R&DS strategic business units (SBU)
  • Keep up to date in current relevant technology related to analytical techniques and petroleum additive and lubricant technology
  • Maintain accurate written documentation in accordance with established procedures and ensure objectivity and accuracy in reporting and recording data
  • Understand, comply, and promote safe laboratory and work practices, including appropriate safety regulations and procedures
  • Participate in company Quality Management system including maintenance of documentation related to appropriate ISO standards
  • Represent the company as needed in technical conferences, societies, and other industry activities

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Stephanie Kemp at

JO:  111.23SK

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • Expert level knowledge and understanding of GC/MS & LC/MS analytical chemistry. That would be obtained with 5+ years’ PhD or 10+ years’ BS/MS with relevant industrial experience
  • Structural elucidation, GC Headspace, and method development
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Stephanie Kemp at

JO:  111.23SK

Meet Your Recruiter

Stephanie Kemp
Sr Market Recruiting Specialist

Senior Level Recruitment Professional with more than 19 years of experience in the recruitment and placement of Industrial Chemists and Scientists Nationwide from Entry level to Executive level. Resins, Adhesives, Coatings, Plastics, Lubricants, specialty chemicals, additives, inks, and more!!
I have been very successful bringing top valued talent to my clients, and providing expert level guidance to candidates in career searches.

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