Research Associate - Analytical Chemistry

at Air Liquide USA LLC in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Company presentation

World leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health , Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 66,000 employees and serves more than 3,6 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902. Air Liquide’s ambition is to be the leader in its industry, delivering long-term performance and acting responsibly.

Entity and activity description

Air Liquide R&D centers, hosting a wide range of competencies, support the Group in achieving the highest level of excellence in the technologies it provides to its customers. The Delaware Innovation Campus (ICD) in Newark, DE provides innovation and technical support to Air Liquide’s businesses and markets in the Americas and worldwide.

Our Delaware Innovation Campus, inaugurated in 2007, leads research and technology initiatives in 8 scientific and engineering disciplines. With researchers from 21 different countries, the Campus had the distinction of being named to the 2015 Philly Top Workplaces by the Philadelphia Inquirer and and cited in 2016 by the Delaware Business Times as one of “13 Cool Companies in Delaware.” In 2017 we celebrated our 10th anniversary in Delaware and over 3,600 days without a recordable accident! In 2018 we celebrated 10 years of accident-free operations.

Job Responsibilities

Working with a diverse team of people with varying levels of expertise, the researcher will develop and carry out analytical studies and be responsible for interpreting, performing advanced statistical data analysis and communicating scientific findings. The researcher will be responsible for projects that involve the analysis, purification, and application of gases, providing innovative solutions to our clients. Markets for applications include Specialty Gases, Healthcare, Chemicals, Semiconductors and Energy.

Duties and Responsibilities

+ Contribute significantly to site safety initiatives, processes and practices

+ Develop analytical methods using instruments such as NDIR/FTIR, GC, GC-MS, ICP-MS

+ Support evaluation of analytical devices, including definition of figures of merit and performance criteria

+ Handle sample analysis using validated methods

+ Design, build and operate experimental setups in accordance with Air Liquide safe practices.

+ Define, execute, and document all aspects of a project while meeting internal and client timelines

+ Ensure the transfer of the results to operations; support industrialization phase

+ Work with a diverse team of engineers and scientists to achieve R&D deliverables

+ Prepare, or assist in the data treatment of analytical results, evaluate the significance of data, prepare presentations and/or reports for internal and external partners and customers

+ Use analytical background to evaluate emerging technologies.

+ Interface with marketing, industry partners, and customers to understand immediate/strategic analytical needs.

+ Assist in maintaining compliance to the standards, as well as developing new, or improving existing, SOPs.

+ Work within a multidisciplinary and international team including internal and external partners such as R&D counterparts globally and Original Equipment Manufacturers



+ MS in Analytical Chemistry or related science (PhD also considered)

+ Expertise and hand-on experience with multiple analytical techniques such as GC, NDIR/FT-IR, MS, moisture analysis and related techniques

+ Experience working on interdisciplinary topics and with strong ability to interact efficiently in an international environment.

+ Demonstrates strong process and operational safety behavior at all times.


+ 3+ years of industrial experience

+ Understanding of LabView, AutoCAD and design of experiments (DOE)

+ Experience in gas handling

+ Strong command of English language, verbal and written

+ Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

+ Ability to collect and organize data and to recognize problems that could impede completion of a project

+ Self-starter and results driven; able to deliver despite challenging obstacles by taking calculated risks and showing flexibility with respect to changing conditions/priorities;

+ Self-motivation with ability to define and solve problems in collaboration with AL business partners and external partners and customers.

Additional Information

Working Conditions

+ Position requires ~10% travel, domestic and international

This position is identified as “safety-sensitive” and is subject to random drug testing in accordance with the current Drug and Alcohol Policy and/or state law.

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Job Posting: JC211749043

Posted On: Apr 27, 2022

Updated On: May 27, 2022