Analytical R&D GCMS Scientist

at Chemours in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

As we create a colorful, capable and cleaner world through chemistry, we invite you to join our team to harness the power of chemistry to shape markets, redefine industries and improve lives for billions of people around the world.

Chemours is seeking an R&D Analytical GCMS Scientist to join our growing Chemours Leveraged Analytical team! This position will report directly to the Analytical Technology Manager at our Newark, DE location.

The Chemours Leveraged Analytical team is seeking to engage an R&D Analytical GCMS Scientist with experience in trace level targeted analysis, method development, calibration standard preparation, and reporting of business-critical data. This opportunity is at the Chemours Discovery Hub in Newark, DE. The leveraged analytical team is homed in the Technology organization of the Advanced Performance Materials platform, and we support all Chemours business units. The successful candidate will be expected to lead analytical programs utilizing GCMS, Pyrolysis, and SPME technologies to deliver critical data that is used to validate corporate progress toward Sustainability goals. A scientist in this position will also be expected to drive strategic decisions in this area of work and communicate effectively with both analytical colleagues and Chemours leadership. The successful candidate will report to the Technology Manager of the Leveraged Analytical organization.

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

+ Targeted GCMS analysis of trace level fluorinated compounds

+ Execute analytical methods for the analysis of wide range of analytes in variety of sample matrices including preparation, analysis, and data interpretation.

+ Identification and quantitation of various compounds utilizing GCMS to ensure that customer needs are met in a safe, timely, and effective manner.

+ Sample preparation of wide variety of research, process, and product samples using techniques including, but not limited to, solid phase extraction, chemical derivatization, pyrolysis, headspace sampling, and liquid-liquid extractions.

+ Ensure that analytical methods and results are accurate, properly documented and effectively communicated.

+ Primary responsibility for laboratory instruments, including the maintenance and repair of those instruments.

+ Procure and validate standards and certificates of analysis for standards.

+ Method development/continuous improvement

+ Keep up to date on methods and ways to improve current methods

+ Verification of method detection limits through MDL studies

+ Implementation and adaptation of established and emerging analytical methods

+ Managing of projects in collaboration with R&D, operations, technical services, marketing, and regulatory affairs.

+ Interact with researchers, members of the involved business teams to understand their requests and contribute to planning of upcoming work.

+ Safely handle hazardous materials – willingness to do so as well as adherence to the Chemours safety principles is a must.

+ Function in a multitasking environment with minimal supervision.

+ Maintain appropriate documentation via laboratory notebook.

+ Independently formulate work plans and manage daily workflow.

+ Act as a technical resource for the leveraged analytical team.

The following is required for this role:

+ B.S. in Chemistry or equivalent

+ 2-4 years of experience with GCMS

+ Experience with state-of-the-art GCMS hardware and software

+ Ability to work safely with high-hazard materials

+ Ability to communicate results clearly to colleagues

The following is preferred for this role:

+ Experience with solid phase extraction

+ Experience with targeted GCMS analysis of product, process, and environmental samples


+ Competitive Compensation

+ Comprehensive Benefits Packages

+ 401(k) Match

+ Employee Stock Purchase Program

+ Tuition Reimbursement

+ Commuter Benefits

+ Learning and Development Opportunities

+ Strong Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives

+ Company-paid Volunteer Days


We are driven by our purpose to create a more colorful, capable, and cleaner world through the power of chemistry.

Built upon a 200-year-old legacy and a world-class product portfolio, we bring everyday convenience to virtually everything people touch-in industries ranging from automotive, paints, and plastics to electronics, construction, energy, and telecommunications. We bring solutions that are better, safer, more reliable, and more sustainable, through the power of chemistry.


We see our people as our biggest assets. Instead of focusing just on what our employees do each day, we look at how they do it. By taking a different approach to talent development, employee engagement, and culture, our goal is to empower employees to be their best selves-at Chemours and in life. The “ours” in Chemours represents everyone who works here. We’re thousands strong and always looking for the best and brightest to join our team.


Five fundamental, foundational values form the substructure of our culture as a multinational

corporation. They are core beliefs that guide and frame both our behaviors and our aspirations.

Our values are in part what differentiate us from others, making us uniquely Chemours.

They are-Customer Centered, Refreshing Simplicity, Collective Entrepreneurship,

Safety Obsession, and Unshakable Integrity. At Chemours, our values are where everything begins.

We were honored to be named a “Great Place to Work-Certified Company” for 2019-2020­ – our second consecutive year . We were also proud to receive a Gold Medallion Award from the U.S. Department of Labor’s HIRE VETS program in 2019.

Chemours is an equal opportunity employer

Chemours is an E-Verify employer

Candidates must be able to perform all duties listed with or without accommodation

Immigration sponsorship (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status) is not currently available for this position

At Chemours, you will find sustainability in our vision, our business and your future. If you want to work on the leading edge of your field and have a desire to make a difference, join Chemours and discover what it means when we say “We Are Living Chemistry”.

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Job Posting: JC222686276

Posted On: Sep 02, 2022

Updated On: Oct 20, 2022