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 willbecome 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.
- 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
- 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