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  • Analytical Scientist, Balchem - New Hampton, NY

    Job Locations US-NY-New Hampton
    Posted Date 3 months ago(4/25/2018 11:47 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1111
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    R&D
    Company
    Balchem Corporation
  • Overview

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    Please Apply Here: Analytical Scientist Application

     

    Seeking a highly motivated and skilled scientist with laboratory analysis experience to join a diverse and dynamic group of scientists. This position is in the Corporate R&D group. The job function provides product support to a wide range of Company business units, particularly Animal Nutrition and Health (ANH), and Human Nutrition and Health (HNH) in providing support to product development and analysis to meet Customer needs. This research position also involves testing nutrients in complex matrices including encapsulates, flavors, creamers, mineral chelates, lipids, carbohydrates, and proteins. In addition, support testing of feed-grade choline and related products.  The work also entails focused technical collaborations with team members in analyses including characterization of microencapsulates, coatings and actives using a variety of instrumentation to impact product lines. The scientist will be required manage some research projects, both short term and long term.  This scientist will also collaborate with participants in projects from idea conception through product commercialization, in dynamic and cross-functional teams.

    Responsibilities

    1. Provide solutions to challenging product problems using analytical chemistry tools including liquid and gas chromatography, spectroscopy, microscopy etc.
    2. Perform method development, spectral interpretation, and instrument preventive maintenance (PMs).
    3. Provides support to QC team in method development to meet new product specifications. 
    4. Maintain high standard of documentation of work, and communication of summarized reports to Supervisor. 
    5. Conducts reverse engineering on competitive products.
    6. May supervise other chemists, technicians or interns in the completion of projects.   

    Qualifications

    • Minimum BS degree in Chemistry or equivalent. MS degree preferred. 5-7 year-work experience in industry, particularly R&D environment. 
    • Experience with using analytical tools including GC, DSC, GC/MS, MP/AES, HPLC, UPLC, DSC, RI, FTIR, IC, Polarimeter, Texture analyzer, and Titration instruments. 
    • Method development in chromatography (HPLC or GC/MS) is desirable.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Experience with materials used in foods and fine chemicals industry such as hydrocolloids, polymers, metabolites, proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids is useful.  

    Company Profile

    Balchem, founded in 1967, provides state-of-the-art solutions and the finest quality products for a range of industries worldwide.  Our Company consists of four business segments:  Human Nutrition and Health; Animal Nutrition and Health; Specialty Products; and Industrial Products.   Balchem employs over 1,000 people worldwide who are engaged in many diverse activities, developing our company into chosen market leadership positions.  

     

    Balchem Corporation’s common stock currently trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "BCPC."  We have experienced significant growth since 2014, through several acquisitions.   Our Corporate headquarters is located in the beautiful Hudson Valley region in New Hampton (Middletown), New York, with manufacturing facilities located in NY, SC, LA, MO, UT, VA, OH, MN, WI, NE, IA and overseas in Italy. 

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