Sr. Analytical Chemist

Raleigh, NC

Posted: 02/20/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 51.24DM Pay Rate: 100,000 - 120,000 Remote Friendly: Experience:

Job Description

Sr. Analytical Chemist

Leading manufacturer of seed and crop protection solutions is seeking a Sr. Analytical Chemist with chromatography method development experience.  If you have experience developing methods for LC, LC/MS, GC, GC/MS in the agricultural industry, this could be a great opportunity for you!  Excellent benefits, local candidates preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The purpose of this role is to facilitate growth of their products to the regions by:

  • Helping lead the company’s NA product development analytical group through hands on work using high-pressure liquid chromatography, gas chromatography and wet chemistry along with physical testing of formulations and technical grade active ingredients
  • Supporting Regulatory by review of 5BA reports for regulatory submission of new active ingredients and new active sources and assisting questions from the agencies pertaining to these submissions
  • Supporting formulation development steward new technical molecules into the country, working closely with regulatory and marketing members, providing method development for various types of agricultural active ingredients
  • Investigate complaints on products, support manufacturing and be part of a global community with involvement of global projects

Principal Tasks and Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for analytical method development on departmental chromatographic equipment including HPLC, LC-MS, GC, GC-MS; interact with company plants and other R&D sites to implement or introduce test methods and harmonize testing across company sites
  • Support Regulatory and Procurement via reviews of 5BA reports from external companies to allow submission of new actives and new active sources
  • Work with Canada Regulatory to support similar submissions to PMRA
  • Prepare needed Certificate of Analysis, Chain of Custody documents, purchasing specifications, technical reports of chemical analysis and other needed documents as required
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand needs and align the analytical method development and data collection approach, ensuring the most efficient and effective use of instrumentation, and the generation of impactful data
  • Be available and approachable: training users on hardware and software, help problem solve technical challenges, assist with diagnosis of instrument. In each case providing solutions or taking responsibility to escalate issues to ensure they are resolved
  • Management of certain instruments: User access, instrument cleaning, calibration, and performance testing
  • Assist less experienced chemists with the running of samples to ensure efficient use of the analytical suite, or support users in the processing and interpretation data
  • Proactively identify opportunities to help improve operational flexibility, efficiency, overall effectiveness, or other related lab innovations

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

JO:  51.24DM

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • PhD in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or related fields with three years industry experience or MS in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or related fields with five years industry experience
  • Experience in agricultural industry preferred
  • Liquid chromatography, analytical method development, mass spectroscopy
  • Practical use of liquid chromatography systems (LC, LC-MS, GC, GC-MS) -single- quadrupole Mass spectrometers. Experience with triple- quadrupole Mass spectrometers a plus
  • Significant experience of analytical method development for Liquid chromatography and Mass spectrometry in an operational setting
  • Experience with troubleshooting, diagnosing, and fixing issues related to analytical instrumentation and technical measurement challenges
  • Demonstrated ability to relay scientific information (discussion, reports & presentations) in a manner appropriate to the customer / audience
  • IT skills: including experience in using scientific literature search tools and information databases
  • Experience reviewing 5BA reports for active ingredients and writing the chemistry portion of Group A submission packages for 5BAs

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

JO:  51.24DM

Meet Your Recruiter

Dave Maxwell
Sr Technical Recruiter

Senior Level Recruitment Professional since 1996 with experience in the recruitment and placement of Industrial Chemists and Scientists Nationwide from Executive to Entry level.  Resins, Polymers, Adhesives, Coatings, Plastics, Lubricants, Specialty Chemicals, Agricultural Chemicals, Additives, Inks, Consumer Products, and more!

I have been very successful at bringing top valued talent to my clients and providing expert level guidance to candidates in their career searches.

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