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Senior Analytical Chemist, NMR

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Date: Feb 16, 2018

Location: Cleveland, Ohio, US, 44141

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Req ID: 37443

Lubrizol Advanced Materials is an essential ingredient in improving lives. Our innovative products enhance the shampoos, lotions and soaps you use; the medicine you take; the sports apparel and shoes you wear; the detergents that keep your whites whiter and your colors from fading; the medical devices that speed your recovery and enhance your comfort; the specialty coatings that make your wood furniture, floors and cabinets more durable, more beautiful and more sustainable; and the plumbing systems in your home that will never corrode, pit or scale.  With such a diverse portfolio, Lubrizol Advanced Materials offers unparalleled career growth opportunities for top-talent. For the last seven years Lubrizol has been named one of the top workplaces in Northeast Ohio, and in 2016 was judged as the number one workplace by Northeast Ohio’s annual Top Workplaces survey. To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Estane® Engineered PolymersPersonal CareHome CareLubrizol LifeSciencesPerformance Coatings, and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems.


The Lubrizol Corporation has an immediate need for a highly motivated, results-oriented NMR Analytical Chemist at our location in Brecksville, Ohio.


Overview of the role:

As an Analytical Chemist within our Measurement Science Department you will provide analytical support to our Lubrizol Advanced Materials technology groups and business units by facilitating or leading efforts relating to product differentiation, fundamental knowledge generation, component development, competitive analysis, and new method development.  The role will primarily support Lubrizol Advanced Materials’ NMR lab with opportunities to work in other labs.



  • Generate, organize, interpret, and report data in support of technical projects and service requests, including but not limited to fundamental knowledge development, plant support, customer issue support, new method development, and competitive analysis.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain test instruments, equipment, and procedures to ensure the highest level of accuracy and reliability in our data.
  • Apply current knowledge of, and lead research efforts in NMR analysis, involving and working with the broader analytical team as needed.
  • Integrate new technology for new applications and product support.
  • Perform hands-on research as well as direct and prioritize the work of technical staff.
  • Drive projects from inception through completion.
  • Communicate and interact with a broad range of internal and external customers through technical reports, presentations, and 1-on-1 conversations.
  • Meaningfully convey technical information across departments and divisions.
  • Maintain familiarity with current literature and recent advances in analytical chemistry techniques, including NMR, to keep our labs and methods at the current edge.
  • 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.



  • Minimum PhD with an applicable Post-Doc (NMR within an industrial setting), OR Master’s Degree with at least 5+ years of NMR experience in an industrial setting.


Ideal Candidate Profile:

  • Top-tier Analytical Chemist who will push boundaries of leading decisively, being courageous, and taking action.
  • Strong project management skills of influencing and driving results within a matrix organization
  • Ability to recognize and meaningfully convey the implications of findings to the business
  • Strong chemical structure problem solving using NMR techniques in concert with other analytical data provided by colleagues.



Lubrizol Benefits

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Competitive salary with performance based bonus plans

401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution Plan

Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings

Health Savings Account


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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 or hiking through over the 100,000 acres of state 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.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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