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Sr. Chemist - Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Job


King of Prussia, PA, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Research and Development
Posting Date:  Mar 16, 2023

Job Title: Senior Chemist – Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy


Key Activities and responsibilities:


  • Provide technical support in the area of NMR Spectroscopy to all Arkema Inc. R&D units, process technology, manufacturing plants, and HES groups.
  • Writes and issues technical reports with guidance from senior staff.
  • Working under senior NMR staff, modifies existing methods as required to complete analysis
  • Operate, and assist in overseeing maintenance of NMR laboratory equipment (1-300MHz, 1-300MHz solid-state, 1-400 MHz and 1 500MHz).
  • Provide updates on the status of key projects and analytical requests with clear emphasis on value.
  • Conduct analyses of 10-15 requests (25-100 samples) per month, depending on technique and complexity, using a range of NMR methods that are both routine and non-routine in nature, organizes and interprets data and writes reports detailing the work.
  • Use internal networks to overcome issues, find solutions, and achieve objectives.
  • Maintain awareness in nuclear magnetic resonance techniques and apply to Arkema interests and products.
  • Actively participate in Arkema’s safety programs and lead relevant safety projects as required.


Required Education/Qualifications /Work experience:


  • BS in Chemistry, Polymer, or Materials Sciences.  Up to 2 years industrial experience.
  • Exposure to NMR operation and spectral interpretation is a plus.
  • Experience in either analytical or quality control labs highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with other analytical techniques is a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a track record of collaboration and teamwork.
  • Self-starting ability with exceptional time and project management skills.
  • Desire / Motivation to learn.

Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €9.5 billion ($10.6 billion) in 2021, and operates in 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide.

The diversity of its employees is an asset that the Arkema group wants to preserve. Its non-discrimination policy applies to recruitment, salary levels and career management. The Arkema group is committed to ensuring diversity among its employees.

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.

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