at Waters in New Castle, Delaware, United States
The research / Instrumentation scientist is a critical position in the research team, leading end-to-end research typically within a specialized focused area. You will work on multiple research projects in collaboration with internal and external researchers and applied engineering teams.
You will be integral to all aspects of the research lifecycle such as formulating problems, gathering data, generating hypotheses, developing models, conducting experiments, synthesizing results, building Proof of Concepts, and communicating the significance of the research.
The ideal candidate will possess strong scientific expertise in Material Characterization and/or Electrochemical data and other relevant business experience. They will have the ability to think holistically and long-term across a broad spectrum of industry trends, issues and approaches to communicate scientific and technical objectives and priorities to a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
The candidate is required to have strong interpersonal skills and work with multiple internal stakeholders to drive and support highly visible and time-sensitive projects. Furthermore, the candidate will be able to partner flexibly within our organization to develop and deliver scientific, clinical, technical and commercial assessments and evaluations relevant to TA strategic goals.
Lead development and execution of partnership and portfolio strategy for Global Research, working closely with key stakeholders within R&D:
+ Build scientific leadership across relevant technology categories
+ Drive partnership creation and management
+ Foster a robust innovation system across Waters
+ Own the project portfolio management process for Global Research
Lead / manage research projects for TA business unit as defined by the President, BC and Head of R&D:
+ Lead cross-functional teams to successful outcomes with clear impact
+ Ensure that project collaborations with external consultants are well-managed
+ Prepare recommendations and present updates to leadership
+ Multi-task in balancing large book of work while ensuring consistent attention and prioritization of most critical and visible projects
+ Role model leadership and scientific rigor within the Waters culture
Support annual Strategic Planning Process:
+ Lead Research components of the strategy process in collaboration with business and function leaders through the matrixed organization
+ Facilitate workshops and prioritization exercises, provide constructive criticism and independent analysis, push to define targets and meaningful KPIs
+ Identify and assess major technology collaboration opportunities
+ Support identification and evaluation of organic and inorganic partnerships that could impact growth and profitability
+ Collect diverse perspectives and market research, including from external networks
+ Advanced degree in Physics, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent discipline required.
+ 3-6 years of prior experience in materials Characterization techniques or Electrochemical testing, or other relevant industries strongly preferred
+ Experience managing global research projects
+ Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to engage deeply with experts on the science
+ Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with ability to influence the thinking of senior management
+ Team player and network-builder with desire to grasp new technology and change the world
+ Energetic, self-disciplined, creative and mature with a customer orientation and strong leadership potential
Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world’s leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With more than 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, with products available in more than 100 countries. Our team focuses on creating business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.
Working at Waters enables our employees to unlock the potential of their careers. Our global team is driven by purpose. We strive to be better, learn and improve every day in everything we do. We’re the problem solvers and innovators that aren’t afraid to take risks to transform the world of human health and well-being. We’re all in it together delivering benefit as one to provide the insights needed today in order to solve the challenges of tomorrow.
Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. It is our responsibility to actively implement programs and practices to drive inclusive behavior and increase diversity across the organization. We are united by diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status.
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