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Associate Investigator

Wilmington, Delaware, 19803, United States
February 14, 2018

Job Title Associate Investigator

Duration 12+ Months

Location WILMINGTON, DE 19803

Shift: Monday – Friday

Timing: 8AM -5PM

Job Description:

The Job Details are as follows:

DuPont Circuit and Industrial Technology - Analytical (C&IT) organization located at the Experimental Station in Wilmington, DE is seeking to employ an Associate Investigator as a contractor, with primary responsibilities in chemical, mechanical, thermal and metrological analysis. Circuit and Industrial Technology is a leading business unit in Electronics and Imaging in DuPont. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, responsive to change and ready to contribute to a variety of research efforts on behalf of multiple global customers.

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

• Method development of chromatographic separation techniques (LC, GC, SEC/GPC,) and data analysis for diverse products, with functional guidance from senior Associate scientists

• Sample preparation using multiple techniques such as extraction, chemical derivatization, microwave/acid/base digestion, electrochemistry and titration techniques.

• Competent in mass spectrometry, GC/MS analysis of variable raw materials, intermediates and final products as well as metal/elemental analysis by ICP/MS.

• Theoretical or working knowledge of Metrological techniques, such as microscopy and X-ray diffraction analysis including sample preparation.

• Adequate proficiency in thermal analysis (TGA, DSC, DMA, TMA)

• Safe operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment

• Generate analytical reports to meet R&D needs and product qualification for manufacturing plants.

• Ability to think creatively, trouble shoot and work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions based on sound scientific analysis

• Manage time and projects effectively and efficiently, cooperating across analytical competencies.

• To be qualified for this role, the candidate must possess the following:

• BS or Associate degree in Analytical Chemistry or related field

• 2 to 3 years’ experience in Analytical Chemistry

• Proficient in at least one chromatographic technique (GC, LC, GPC, ICP)

• Demonstrated ability to accomplish tasks independently, integrating functional guidance from senior associates and PI’s. Willing to adopt new skill sets in multiple analytical competencies.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

• The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:

• Experience with LC/MS, GC/MS, ICP/MS or ICP/OES, FT/IR and data interpretation

• Electrochemistry experience

• Experience with analytical instrumentation software packages for instrument control and data interpretation.

DuPont C&IT is a leading-edge business unit of DuPont with many diverse products ranging from Kapton film and its fabricated products, electroplating products etc. supplying to multiple emerging markets in the Electronics business. The successful candidate will be involved in supporting different projects locally and globally within C&IT and must work collaboratively. DuPont offers an exciting, innovative and respectful work place with opportunities for growth.