Research Investigator - Elemental Analysis

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.


From the frontline to the back office, every Chemours employee is part of something bigger than themselves as together we work to create a better world through the power of our chemistry.

Chemours is a $6.3 billion company with a portfolio of products and processes that enable technologies and products that people use every day in their lives. From cellular phones to lower emission vehicles, to 5G communications and clean energy from hydrogen, we’re collaborating with customers to make these innovations more capable. Simply said, we use our chemistry to change lives, shape markets, and redefine industries-one improvement at a time.

Chemours is seeking a Principal Investigator – Elemental Analysis to join our growing Chemours Titanium Technologies Analytical team! This position will report directly to the Elemental Analysis Team Leader at our Newark, DE location.

The Chemours Titanium Technologies organization is seeking to engage an Analytical Scientist to support collaborative research projects and business-critical product/process investigations at the Chemours Discovery Hub in Newark, DE. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to a variety of scientific efforts on behalf of multiple business units. There will be an expectation to have – or develop – expertise in sample preparation and elemental analysis by ICP-OES, ICP-MS, and XRF, including direct operation of all analytical instrumentation, maintenance, and laboratory safety management. The successful candidate will be expected to develop quickly into a subject matter expert in elemental analysis and make strong and increasing technical contributions to the corporation.

The Chemours Discovery Hub is located on the University of Delaware STAR Campus in Newark, DE. This state-of-the-art facility was completed in 2019 and fully opened for science in 2020. The 350 scientists, engineers, and technicians at the site work in 130 laboratories that provide 320,000 square feet of space for research and development, technical service, and manufacturing support of Chemours businesses. Chemours is a chemistry-driven company that provides essential materials that help the world solve the most challenging problems. Our materials technologies are based on 200 years of technical and market leadership in the chemical industry, and we continue to innovate and improve our technologies to meet the demands of an ever-changing world.

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

+ Become the subject matter expert capable of executing all routine analysis techniques including ICP-OES, ICP-MS and XRF

+ Become the subject matter expert capable of executing all routine sample preparation techniques including microwave digestions with hydrofluoric acid and other techniques

+ Develop and document new methods to support new sample requirements or improve existing sample analysis

+ Provide hands on instruction on new methods to other team members

+ Safely operate and maintain laboratory equipment

+ Effectively communicate results to the Chemours R&D community

+ Work independently and with cross-functional teams

+ Independently formulate work plans and manage/prioritize daily workflow for the laboratory

The following is required for this role:

+ PhD in Chemistry or MS/BS with relevant experience (degrees in closely-related fields of study will be considered)

+ Hands on experience with some elemental analysis techniques (ICP-OES, ICP-MS, or XRF preferred)

+ Experience with general laboratory manipulations, including analytical sample preparation

+ Demonstrated ability to accomplish tasks independently with minimal guidance/supervision

+ Demonstrated ability to meet challenging deadlines and work on multiple projects simultaneously

+ Commitment to safe operations at all times

+ Strong oral and written communication skills

The following is preferred for this role:

+ Experience with a wide range of elemental analysis techniques including ICP-OES, ICP-MS and XRF

+ Experience in developing and validating new analytical techniques

+ Experience in sample preparation including microwave digestions and inhomogeneous samples

+ Experience working in and coordinating research in a team environment


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’re a different kind of chemistry company because 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. And we’re proud to be Certified by Great Place to Work® .

Learn more about Chemours and our culture by visiting (

Chemours is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, religion, color, gender, disability, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. Jurisdictions may have additional grounds for non-discrimination, and we comply with all applicable laws.

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

In our pursuit to be the greatest place to work, we know that a critical element to enhancing our employee experience is to assure we’re operating with a solid foundation of trust. At Chemours, this means being transparent about how we pay our employees for the work that they do.

Pay Range (in local currency):

$105,280.00 – $164,500.00

Chemours Level:


Annual Bonus Target:


The pay range and incentives listed above is a general guideline based on the primary location of this job only and not a guarantee of total compensation. Factors considered in extending a compensation offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, and alignment with market data. The incentive pay is dependent on business results and individual performance and subject to the terms and conditions of the specific plans.

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.”

A new company. A new purpose. A new commitment to customers and chemistry. We are Chemours. And even more exciting is how our employees are committed to be catalysts for better. The word “ours” is in our name intentionally. It is about our employees, our customers and our world. Our values are simple: We seek to put our customers first always. We encourage creativity and simplicity. We give you the ability to operate with the innovation and enthusiasm of an entrepreneur. We are obsessed with making our world safe and we do this all with unshakable integrity – doing

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Job Posting: JC257680739

Posted On: Mar 31, 2024

Updated On: May 23, 2024

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