Waters Corporation

  • Chemistry Technology Center R&D Senior Scientist

    Req. #
    8291
    Company Name
    Waters Division
    Category
    Research and Development
    Location
    US-MA-Milford
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Description

    For over 50 years, Waters Corporation has developed innovative analytical science solutions to support customer discoveries, operations, performance, and regulatory compliance. Specifically, the company designs, manufactures, sells, and services high performance liquid chromatography, ultra performance liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry technology systems and support products primarily in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. Our innovations enable significant advancements within the pharmaceutical, life science, biochemical, industrial, food safety, environmental, academic and government industries. Waters is a publicly traded corporation (NYSE:WAT) with more than 6,500 employees and is represented in over 100 countries around the world.

     

     

    Waters Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All 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. 

    Overview

    This position represents an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated scientist to be involved in the research and development of new column packing materials for the separation of small molecules using LC and LC/MS.  In this dynamic role, the candidate will become an integral part of an interdisciplinary R&D group by taking on leadership roles in prototype evaluation, method development and product commercialization.  This position offers an excellent opportunity to grow both professionally and scientifically and to work collaboratively with project team members from other technical disciplines to enhance Waters’ position in a dynamic market.

    Responsibilities

    • Research and develop novel chromatographic packing materials for quantifying and characterizing small molecules
    • Be a lead investigator for the evaluation of prototype chromatographic materials
    • Contribute to interdisciplinary research efforts by offering a detailed understanding of applications and method development. Provide feedback to other teams through hypothesis-driven proposals to improve upon state-of-the-art column technologies and assist engineering and material science groups on design of experiments and new prototypes.
    • Design and execute test strategies, prepare reports and provide internal presentations to summarize scientific findings
    • Operate and maintain LC and LC-MS systems and general lab equipment while creating and maintaining records of test related activities.
    • Protect newly developed intellectual property by assisting in the preparation of invention disclosures and patent applications
    • Lead and carry out product development activities to ensure that new products are appropriately designed for their intended use
    • Work with marketing colleagues and other technical groups across Waters to define and successfully commercialize new products and to showcase them through publications and collaborations with thought leaders from academia and industry
    • Attend and present at conferences and keep abreast of literature to support product commercialization, aid in customer education, and identify emerging applications, methods and customer needs

    Qualifications

     

    • Bachelor’s Degree in analytical chemistry or related discipline with 10+ years’ experience in developing LC methods for the analysis of small molecules, or Master’s Degree in analytical chemistry or related discipline with 5+ years’ experience, or PhD with 0-3+ years’ experience 
    • Inventiveness and a keen interest in science
    • Experience in evaluating chromatographic materials for LC and LC/MS separations of small molecules
    • Well developed oral and written communication skills
    • Proven track record of analyzing ability and learning agility
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.
    • Demonstrated leadership in a team setting
    • Proficiency in various types of separation techniques for small molecules, including Reversed Phase, Hydrophilic Interaction and/or Ion Exchange chromatography
    • Proficiency in LC and LC/MS of small molecules
    • Experience in method development and troubleshooting
    • Demonstrated ability to publish scientific results in peer-reviewed journals and to give presentations at leading conferences

     

    Key Words

    HPLC columns, UPLC columns, column evaluation, HPLC, UPLC, LC/MS

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