Chemist – NMR Analysis Job

July 21, 2021
King of Prussia, PA
Job Type


Chemist NMR Analysis

Situation in organization

Position reports to Supervising Scientist in NMR Lab

No personnel reports to this position and there are no matrix relationships

Job dimensions


This position is responsible for generating analytical data in support of Arkema’s R&D programs and technical service efforts for its North American Business Units.  The analytical data is analyzed and reported to internal customers in consultation with the supervising scientist.  This position requires hands on laboratory work involving a variety of analytical tools and methods.  Work is performed in accordance to safe laboratory practices and with active participation in Arkema’s safety initiatives and programs.

Key Activities and responsibilities


Performs laboratory testing of samples using NMR techniques (40%)

Evaluates and interprets data with supervision (20%)

Maintains laboratory notebooks, and appropriate records (10%)

Writes technical reports, attends technical meetings (10%)

Maintains laboratory equipment and supplies (10%)

Actively participates in Arkema safety initiatives (10%)

Context and environment

Position is part of the U.S. subsidiary of a large, international chemical company.  The position interacts predominantly with R&D and Business staff at the KoP site, but will occasionally work with staff from plant locations in North America, as well as with international colleagues.  Limited travel (<10%) to training classes and conferences only.  In addition to above incumbent will;

  • Support the site HES policy and comply with all regulatory and internal requirements
  • Participate in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)
  • Support and promote the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents

Required Education/Qualifications /Work experience

BS in Materials or Polymer Science/Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Chemistry.

Have experience with basic laboratory techniques such as those involved with undergraduate study

Experience with NMR techniques and familiarity with NMR software is desirable

General knowledge of polymer science is desirable

Proficiency in data analysis and clear technical writing

Proficiency with computer software (spreadsheet, word processing, presentation and graphical analysis)

Demonstrated Competencies 

Good organizational skills, proficiency in data analysis and clear technical writing

Ability to work both independently and in a team environment

Strong written and oral communication skills

A global chemical company and France’s leading chemicals producer, Arkema is building the future of the chemical industry every day. Deploying a responsible, innovation-based approach, we produce state-of-the-art specialty chemicals that provide customers with practical solutions to such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future of energy, fossil fuel preservation and the need for lighter materials. With operations in close to 50 countries, some 19,000 employees and research centers in North America, France and Asia, Arkema generates pro forma annual revenue of some $8.1 billion, and holds leadership positions in all its markets with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands.,

Arkema Inc.  provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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