Separations and Mass Spec Analytical Scientist

at DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

At DuPont, we are working on things that matter; whether it’s providing clean water to more than a billion people on the planet, producing materials that are essential in everyday technology devices from smartphones to electric vehicles, or protecting workers around the world.

If you would like to be a part of a premier multi-industrial company that is delivering sustainable solutions that bring real purpose and value, of a company with collaborative spirit because it believes that we work best when we work together as a team and values the diversity of thought, then DuPont is the company for you!


Our purpose is to empower the world with essential innovations to thrive. We work on things that matter!

Have the Opportunity to chart your own course, challenge yourself, and acquire new capabilities to build a rewarding and fulfilling career. We reward employees with competitive pay and incentives to recognize skills, competencies, and contributions to business results.

Get to Experience a collaborative environment where teamwork is celebrated with flexibility that enhances balance and an inclusive atmosphere that is welcoming to all!

Get to know our Purpose and make it yours by bringing innovations to market that improve the world, share a commitment to sustainability that makes our planet better and give back to communities in which we work and live.

This role is for a Scientist in the Separations and Mass Spectrometry competency team as part of Electronics & Industrial (E&I) Leveraged Analytical Sciences (LAS), at Experimental Station in Wilmington, DE.

Please note this is an onsite position.

The candidate will work across multiple projects with co-workers and stakeholders so effective team skills and the ability to communicate needs, progress, and results are critical. A self-starter that can work independently with technical support is desired. Good interpersonal skills are also required as the individual will be required to interact with lab customers (internal to DuPont). High initiative and effective organizational skills are also beneficial as many projects have short notice and fast turnaround time needs. At times many projects may be initiated and conducted concurrently. Opportunities exist to acquire additional skills and responsibilities for career development.

Your Key Responsibilities :

+ Independently conduct various separations and/or mass spectrometry experiments and analyze/interpret data to provide insights to solve business problems.

+ Propose and implement improvements in lab operations to optimize efficiency, minimize downtime and improve data quality

+ Participate in cross-functional teams to provide scientific insights and execute project tasks

+ Lead small projects focused on investigating technical problems and proposing solutions

+ Develop and validate new separations and/or mass spectrometry methods for data acquisition and analysis

+ Communicate results and findings effectively to stakeholders and peers

+ Maintain lab equipment and manage lab supplies and reagents to ensure smooth lab functioning.

+ Ensure compliance with laboratory safety procedures, including appropriate handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials, and develop and implement safety protocols to minimize risks to staff and equipment.

+ Stay abreast of the latest developments in analytical technology and industry practices, and work with other SMEs to explore new applications and techniques that could benefit the company.

Your Qualification Profile:

+ Bachelor of Science degree required or recently graduated with a Master’s of Science

+ 5 years of work experience in a similar role is strongly preferred

+ Strong general analytical chemistry laboratory skills, computer skills, and writing skills and are highly desired.

+ Be a competent and experienced Subject Matter Expert in multiple separations and mass spectrometry techniques (LC, GC, GC/MS, GPC, pyrolysis-GC, Orbitrap LC/MS)

+ Independently be able to solve well-defined problems

+ Demonstrate creativity in problem solving as well as propose changes to protocol to enhance results

+ Have a learning mindset and transform new information into better practices

+ Engage in the separations competency and be responsible for keeping the lab operating effectively

+ Build partnerships across the LAS group and the rest of E&I to resolve problems

+ Strong communication and documentation skills to keep partners and co-workers informed on timelines and results

+ Can give and receive feedback effectively to improve their performance as well as the performance of the lab

+ Be safety role model and be responsible for lab performance, training personnel and conducting safety audits

Preferred Qualifications

+ Strong Chemical and Polymer characterization and analytical problem-solving skills

+ Experience in advanced separations mass spectrometry techniques and instrumentation (LC, GC, GC/MS, GPC, pyrolysis-GC, Orbitrap LC/MS)

+ Familiarity with chromatography data systems

+ Skilled at handling and accurate preparation of samples for analysis

+ Having the experience and understanding of the wide variety of chemistries involved in DuPont products and processes is highly valued.

+ Strong mechanical skills and ability to troubleshoot instrumental problems

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Job Posting: JC257968856

Posted On: Apr 06, 2024

Updated On: Apr 19, 2024

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