R&D Analytical Lab Associate

at IFF in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

R&D Analytical Lab Associate

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Date:May 26, 2022

Location: Wilmington, DE, US, 19803

Company: IFF Family of Companies

For your awareness, IFF has announced an agreement to sell its Microbial Control (MC) business unit to LANXESS. The sale is presently expected to close in Q2 of 2022, pending regulatory approvals and other closing conditions. The MC business unit will remain a part of IFF until close and, at such time, it will transition to LANXESS. In applying for this position, you acknowledge your awareness that the position is a part of the MC business unit and has been identified to transition to LANXESS.

Job Description

It’s an exciting time to be part of the IFF family. We are a global leader in taste, scent, and nutrition, offering our customers a wide range of science-based solutions. IFF has an opening for an R&D Analytical Lab Associate in Wilmington, DE. IFF Microbial Control is focused on providing sustainable microbial control solutions, based on innovative science and technology in a wide variety of industries. These application areas range from preservation of personal care, latex, and paint products, to antimicrobial textiles, to treatment of large-scale water process systems such as cooling water, pulp & paper and oil & gas fields. IFF Microbial Control is committed to maintaining and building our success, and we have an exciting opportunity for an R&D analytical lab associate to join our R&D team.


+ This role will involve conducting analytical testing, analysis, and method development in support of R&D, customer, and regulatory projects.

+ Activities will include characterization of biocide products, performing stability studies, determining residual biocide actives in a variety of matrices, and documenting results in written reports.

+ The R&D Analytical research associate will use a variety of instrumentation and methods of analysis including, but not limited to, HPLC, LC-MS, GC, GC-MS, XRF, ICP, and various wet chemistry techniques including Karl Fisher titrators, UV-spectrophotometers, and autotitrators.

+ The individual will work with scientists in a team-based environment to support and drive R&D and Applications Science projects to completion.

+ The individual will be responsible to operate in a regulated environment in support of our GLP laboratory for a portion of the time, including protocol drafting, protocol execution, and GLP report writing.

+ Candidates should have a good understanding of analytical science and possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills. He/she should be able to make ongoing contributions and improvements to test methods and equipment.

+ Other important job aspects include:

+ Working independently with minimal instruction and a good problem solver

+ Providing technical help and troubleshooting for existing laboratory processes and instrumentation

+ Maintaining a safe and clean laboratory as well as all other assigned areas of responsibility

+ Generating and maintaining documentation for the safe and productive operation of equipment and tools.

+ Assisting in the installation and validation of new equipment and analytical tools and training new and existing personnel on equipment and procedures.

Job Requirements

+ Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Master of Science degree in Chemistry is preferred

+ A minimum of 8 years working experience in an analytical laboratory setting is required.

+ Demonstrated experience with GC and HPLC techniques is required.

+ Previous experience in a highly regulated environment under GLP and/or cGMP

+ Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.

+ Experience in Microsoft applications and ability to learn new software and systems quickly.

+ Familiarity with equipment interfaced to computer databases, software, and data acquisition systems

+ A self-starter with ability to balance multiple projects on different timelines

+ Proven ability and passion for working within a highly collaborative environment.

+ Demonstrated mechanical skills, independent problem solving, and strong attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Working knowledge and experience in GC/MS and LC/MS is desirable.

+ A solid foundation in chemistry and basic organic chemistry is highly desirable

The position is located at the Experimental Station in Wilmington, DE

We are a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy. At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for an inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability. (https:// to learn more.

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Job Posting: JC195393114

Posted On: Oct 21, 2021

Updated On: Jun 19, 2022