Job Details

LC-MS GC-MS Researcher

Company name
Lyondell Chemical Company

Cincinnati, OH, United States

Employment Type

Sciences, Scientist, Research

Posted on
Jan 05, 2021

Valid Through
Apr 20, 2021



Cincinnati Technology R&D-Lyo


R&D NA Polymer Characterization


Research & Development, Technology & Sus


(NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2020, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the World's Most Admired Companies for the third consecutive year.

Basic Function

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies a member of the S&P 500, is seeking a Polymer Researcher/Scientist to join our R&D Analytical team at the Cincinnati Technology Center (CTC) located in Cincinnati, OH. CTC functions as a Research and Development (R&D) Center for LyondellBasell’s North American Polymer Businesses. R&D focuses on improving polymers and polymer process technologies for our existing manufacturing facilities and on developing new technologies to meet LyondellBasell’s future business needs. As a member of the team you will support R&D Analytical Laboratories in reaching their objectives and annual goals. Position offers a competitive base salary, bonus, pension plan, 401K matching, generous benefits package, education assistance, and employee discounts. Relocation is available. This position reports to the Analytical Manager of the Cincinnati Technology Center.

Roles & Responsibilities

This position will utilize a variety of Analytical testing techniques to solve problems related to fundamental research, polymer characterization, process development, as well as manufacturing support for LyondellBasell’s plants. The candidate will also be responsible for planning, designing and executing experimental programs to reach business objectives.

Have advanced theoretical/practical application knowledge in:

• Small molecule characterization techniques emphasis in LC, LC-MS, GC, GC-MS

• Chemometrics, Regression analysis, IMR modeling and statistics

Expected to serve as technical resource, maintain high-standards, positive attitude, good work ethics and train lab associates. Serve on multidisciplinary teams supporting product and application development efforts by solving complex problems. Participate in internal Expert Groups to leverage best practices, keep up-to-date with advances in the field of polymer research, play key role in introducing new polymer characterization technologies, new instrument evaluations and selections.

Duties include ensuring safe and efficient laboratory operations, overseeing the necessary calibrations, maintenance of the laboratory equipment, safe handling of all chemicals and assisting with testing as needed. Ensure alignment of analytical testing, communication with management and customers while understanding priorities with business requirements.

Min. Qualifications

Minimum a PhD in chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, physics or related discipline is required. At least 1-5 years industrial/academic experience and/or 3 years of experience working in the polyolefins industry is preferred.

Have advanced theoretical/practical application knowledge of small molecules characterization techniques though chromatography techniques.

Possess analytical problem solving, creative thinking skills, excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills. Provides accurate information keeping customer focus. Ensure laboratory compliance with all safety standards, practices, and requirements

Demonstrate technical expertise through journal articles, reports, presentations, posters, and/or patents. Maintain up to date knowledge of key developments, trends and practices in the fields of polymer characterization through literature searches, reviews and conferences. Collaborate with others as a member of a cross-functional teams to create or utilize advanced techniques to discover, develop new technology. Good time management skills, project management skills and ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines. Performs other duties as assigned.


Builds effective teams


Cultivates innovation

Customer focus

Demonstrates courage

Drives results

Ensures accountability

Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

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