185869 - Scientist II
Hunt Valley
Up to $32.00 DOE
12 mos
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Scientist II for an opening in Hunt Valley, MD.

The Scientist in Analytical Chemistry will support technology and product development projects with technical knowledge in the area of analytical chemistry. This position supports a cross-functional team working toward the design and commercialization of new cell culture media and media supplement products. The incumbent will apply chemistry knowledge to perform standardized assays as well as contribute to the development of new assays for the experimental analysis designed to address issues in cell growth, production, and protein quality. In addition to responsibilities related to product development, the Scientist will also assist in troubleshooting and optimizing existing products and work with internal and external customers to implement solutions for product technical support needs.

Work under general supervision and with other R&D associates to plan and carry out analytical assays and analyze and interpret analytical results to support research needs in the department, including research studies to identify and quantify components from complex raw materials for the development of new media and media supplementation products.
Provide technical knowledge for functional and cross-functional technology and product development activities. Use ICP-MS technology to performs standard ICP-MS sample acquisition, data analysis, and results export. Use spectroscopy techniques, such as FTIR, near-IR, far-IR, Raman and Microscope for the identification of raw materials against the established internal library. Investigate the potential causes that result in the discrepancy between the sample spectrum and library spectrum, such as moisture, salt form, crystalline form, etc. Flag the samples that don’t march the library spectrum for further investigation with other techniques. Use spectroscopy techniques, such as FTIR, near-IR, far-IR, Raman and Microscope and other analytical techniques for the identification of unknowns in various processes or products. Use statistical methods to analyze spectroscopic and/or chromatographic data to identify or differentiate parameters that are statistically significant, and quantitatively predict the values of the output based on the statistical modeling. May be required to perform other analytical tasks as needed, such as GC-MS, HPLC/UPLC and/or HPLC-MS. May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned. Remain current in the technological and practical advancements in the area of analytical chemistry as it relates to cellular processes through the literature. Regularly communicate plans, actions and results with their manager and other leaders. Complies with all company safety, training, and quality regulations and procedures.

Extensive hands-on experience in using Agilent, client or Perking Elmer ICP-MS is required. Hands-on experience in using FTIR, NIR, Raman or microscope for compound identification and/or differentiation is required. Hands-on experience in using statistical methods, such as Principle Component Analysis (PCA), Partial Least Squares (PLS) regression, etc. for data analysis is required. Advanced education and/or research experience in applying FTIR, NIR or Raman is highly desired. Hands-on experience using microscopic FTIR is a differentiator. Experience with other instrumentation such as HPLC/UHPLC and/or GC-MS is a plus. Experience with Empower 2/3 software to control HPLC/UPLC and perform data processing is a plus. Experience of properly maintaining a laboratory notebook and working in a team environment are required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate scientific results in a clear, concise, & accurate manner. Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to efficiently evaluate and manage multiple project tasks.

Degree in Analytical Chemistry or related field.
Accredited B.S./B.A. with minimum of 5 years of industry experience, OR
Accredited Masters with a minimum of 2 years of industry experience, OR
Accredited Ph.D. with a minimum of 1 year of industrial or postdoctoral experience.


Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Cody Reposa
6926 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, SC 29406

Phone: (843) 554-5800 x182 or (800) 927-9318 x182

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.