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Scientist, Analytical Chemistry

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Date: Aug 27, 2021

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141

Company: Lubrizol Corporation


The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.

At Lubrizol, our mission is straightforward: We improve lives as an essential partner in our customers’ success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. Read the cover story in Smart Business Magazine to learn how Lubrizol plans to advance its growth.



Summary of Responsibilities

As a member of Measurement Science, you will provide analytical support to Lubrizol Advanced Materials business units by facilitating or leading efforts relating to key knowledge generation, product development, competitive analysis, technical support, and routine testing.  The primary focus of this role will be gas chromatography (GC) and GC-mass spectrometry (GC-MS); however, this scientist will also be expected to deliver results with other analytical chemistry techniques in the department such as liquid chromatography (LC) and LC-MS.


Essential Job Functions  

  • Applies knowledge of and leads research efforts in GC and GC-MS to support the development of new products, generates key knowledge, and/or supports business needs
  • Generates, organizes, interprets, and reports data in support of technical projects and service requests
  • Performs hands-on research as well as directs and prioritizes the work of technical staff
  • Proactively seeks understanding of customer needs
  • Communicates and interacts with a broad range of internal and external customers through technical reports, presentations, and 1-on-1 conversations
  • Meaningfully conveys technical information across departments and divisions
  • Drives projects from inception through completion
  • Maintains familiarity with current literature and recent advances in analytical chemistry
  • Integrates new technology for new applications and product support
  • Troubleshoots and maintains test equipment and procedures
  • Participates in the recruitment, training, and mentoring of technical staff
  • Actively participates in Lubrizol safety programs, ensures compliance with safety procedures, and maintains good housekeeping


Required Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • B.S. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Polymer Science, or Materials Science
  • At least 2 years of analytical chemistry lab experience in industry with GC and/or GC-MS
  • Experience writing technical reports of publication quality
  • Demonstrated project management experience including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build relationships with colleagues at multiple levels of an organization
  • Self-motivated with ability to handle, organize and prioritize multiple tasks and be able to perform under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate scientific curiosity and be results-driven
  • Ability to travel as required (less than 10%)
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office


Considered a plus

  • M.S. in Analytical Chemistry, experience with ISO 10993 Extractables and Leachables of polymeric materials, or experience with other analytical chemistry techniques (e.g. LC, MS, FT-IR, ICP and NMR)


While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company.  We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries. Our corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.

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