Research and Development Engineer: Chromatography

Location
Bellefonte, PA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
August 16 2017
Ref
53334BR
Position Type
Full Time
Job Description

The Research and Development Engineer is tasked with developing innovative chromatography column packing methods and providing engineering support to drive new product development and innovation. Will work closely with the production groups for new product transfer and to support production activities.


Duties and Responsibilities

Conduct R&D activities with the emphasis in column packing, chromatography evaluation, and innovation.Develop reliable and reproducible packing process of capillary and nano LC columns for LC-MS applications, and of UHPLC columns for high-resolution and high throughput applications.Responsible for transferring column packing process from R&D to Column Engineering and Production.Support and troubleshoot development and production issues.Coordinate the activities between Operations and R&D to ensure the good alignment and create synergy.Maintain laboratory equipment and instrumentation.Document detailed and accurate records.Write technical documents such as SOPs, manuals, procedures for the responsible product areas.Continue to acquire and develop the necessary skills and knowledge to ensure continuing personal growth to meet the needs of the job and the success of the business.Ensure that health and safety procedures are adhered to and that considerations are given to improve safe working practices to take reasonable care for oneself and others who may be affected by one's acts or omissions.Work closely with other R&D staff on various projects

Minimum Qualifications
B.S in Chemistry or chemical engineering, or closely related fieldGood knowledge of liquid chromatography including instrumentation and columnsFamiliar with modern HPLC instrument operationHands-on experience in column packingGood technical writing skillExcellent inter-personal, communication and organizational skillsProficient in computer skills, including MS Office, MS Outlook.

This position has not been approved to provide relocation assistance







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