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Analytical Chemist (Vanderbilt Chemicals, LLC (Norwalk, CT))

Research & Development Department.

Vanderbilt Chemicals, LLC is accepting applications for an Analytical Chemist in the Analytical Lab, in the Research & Development Department.

Job Summary: Responsible for analyzing the wide variety of samples submitted to Analytical Services. Also responsible for documentation of results and for verbal communication with Plants, Application Laboratories and R&D staff as necessary for further clarification of requested analyses and/or discussion of results.


  1. Follow all Analytical Services Quality System Procedures.
  2. Perform quality control testing for our plant and vendor produced products, Run non-routine tests for all subsidiaries. These tests can include but are not limited to TAN, TBN, Karl Fisher, Flash Point etc. or instrumental analyses.
  3. Analyze customer complaint samples to determine the validity of the complaints.
  4. Analyze samples submitted by customers through our sales departments.
  5. Evaluate new sources of raw materials and resale items for approval.
  6. Write and issue various analytical reports and memorandums.
  7. Provide technical support to our Risk Group and the Research and Development staff.
  8. Calibrate appropriate laboratory equipment and instruments according to ISO-9001 protocol and procedures.
  9. Assist with laboratory inventory and ordering of supplies.
  10. Employ appropriate safety and waste disposal measures and procedures to comply with our Responsible Care Policy.
  11. Ensure that all laboratory areas and equipment are kept clean after each use.

Job Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry
  2. 0-5 years of experience
  3. Knowledge on any of the following analytical instruments a plus: AA, DSC, EA, ICP, IR GC, GCMS, LC, LCMS, NMR, TGA and UV/Vis
  4. Courteous, professional demeanor
  5. Excellent writing, verbal and computer skills
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