Monday, February 17, 2020

Job posting: BS/MS development chemist, Boron Specialties, Ambridge, PA

From the inbox:
Boron Specialties, LLC (located near Pittsburgh, PA) is seeking a Development Chemist.  We develop and manufacture chemicals for high-value applications in markets like electronics and advanced materials, and we often serve as a chemistry technology development partner for our customers.  We’re looking for a new colleague who will thrive in an agile environment, contributing to both process and product development and production chemistry across a number of scales under the direction of senior scientific staff.  We seek energetic, enthusiastic applicants excited about playing an integral role in the growth of a small company.  
  1. MS in chemistry with 3 years relevant synthetic chemistry experience or BS in chemistry with 5 years relevant synthetic chemistry experience.
  2. Willing and able to participate in a robust safety and regulatory compliance culture
  3. Experience with highly reactive, air-sensitive, and toxic materials, and an ability to safely manipulate materials under air-free conditions.
  4. Experience in multi-step chemical synthesis.
  5. Familiarity with multinuclear NMR, FT-IR, MS, ICP, and GC in the context of product and process development.
  6. Willing and able to learn and contribute beyond regular duties when needed, in areas like analytical method development and multi-kg syntheses.
  7. Able to solve complex technical problems using both inductive and deductive reasoning.
  8. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  9. Able to excel in a team environment.
  10. Able to legally work in the United States.
Desirable attributes: 
  1. Strong mechanical aptitude in the laboratory.
  2. Experience in supervision and direction of technician-level employees.
  3. Experience with standard operating procedure development.
  4. Experience working in a project-managed environment
  5. Interest in occasional technical engagement with customers to help find solutions to their needs.
Full ad here. If interested and qualified, send a resume and contact information for 2 references to Bill Ewing (

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