Scientist, Spectroscopy

Altria Client Services

Richmond, Virginia

3/10/2020 9:20:08 AM


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Be responsible for analytical testing and reporting on the properties of materials, processes and products for a Fortune 200 CPG Company with some of the most iconic brands! Have a Bachelor of Science in Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related field along with 1 plus year of experience with Spectroscopy in an analytical chemistry lab? Then we want to speak with you! We are looking for a Scientist, Spectroscopy to join our Analytical Sciences department in Richmond, VA.

In this role, you will:

• Independently apply scientific/engineering practices, procedures and/or theory to develop the business case/plan for their work.
• Recommend technical alternatives and designs/design improvements, possess technical competence in an area of specialization and knowledge of related specialties.
• Coordinate technical personnel drawn from multiple subject areas.
• Deliver high quality Analytical Science services to our operating companies.
• Perform product and material analysis on a wide range of sample types utilizing multiple techniques and instrumentation
• Maintain and manage the appropriate documentation for Analytical Sciences to be compliant with Quality Systems and Records Management policies
• Provide support to category leaders, senior scientists, product developers and factory personnel to achieve department and company initiatives
• Develop solutions to complex technical problems where few precedents exist
• Participate in scientific meetings both internal and external to maintain and expand scientific expertise
• Participate on multi-functional teams representing Analytical Sciences

We want you to have:

• Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, Analytical Chemistry, or closely related field
• Familiarity with analytical chemistry techniques and analysis such as; Vibrational Spectroscopy (FTIR, NIR, Raman etc.), Mass Spectrometry, X-Ray fluoresence, chemometrics, microscopy, and chromatography
• 1+ year of experience working in an analytical chemistry laboratory
• Experience working with tobacco and tobacco products preferred
• Experience working in a regulated industry and familiarity with Quality Systems such as ISO 17025, or ISO 9001 desired
• Excellent attention to detail, verbal and written communication skills

In addition to the opportunity to apply and develop your scientific skills toward key business objectives, we offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive base salary, comprehensive health/vision/dental insurance, participation in our incentive compensation and deferred profit-sharing programs as well as a relocation assistance package.

Richmond, VA - Virginia


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