• Corporate Research Lab
  • Orangeburg, SC, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

General Summary:

The Associate Scientist performs standard and advanced test methods to meet method and customer requirements while maintaining a clean, safe work environment.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Setup, maintenance, calibration and operation of standard analytical equipment to meet method, quality and customer requirements.
  • Records observations, data and results incompliance with method and quality program requirements.
  • Prepares tests to meet method and quality program requirements.
  • Analyzes data on standard analytical techniques
  • Prepares reports for customers
  • Develops methods and standard operating procedures
  • Provides training on standard analytical techniques
  • Provides assistance to technicians on data analysis on standard techniques
  • Complies with safety and chemical hygiene programs
  • Other job related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • BS in Chemistry or Engineering
  • 2 5 years instrumentation and analysis experience
  • S. or Ph.D. in chemistry or engineering 0- 2 year experience
  • Ability to read, understand and apply standard and advanced laboratory techniques, test methods and procedures.
  • Hands on experience with several of the following standard laboratory procedures including, but not limited to DSC, TGA, FT-IR, MFR, Instron, SEM, GPC, following ASTM, ISO.
  • Solid foundation in working with chemicals, safe handling practices and storage.
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral.
  • Strong mathematical background including and statistical analysis.
  • Strong computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, data entry.
  • Must function well within a team oriented organizational environment.
  • Detail and results oriented.
  • Ability to maintain flexibility for changing priorities.


  • Work environment may include areas of unpleasant extremes of cold and heat and potential exposure to fumes, airborne particulates, and/or hazardous chemicals requiring adherence to safety considerations
  • Full spectrum vision to identify and distinguish color with ability for sharp focus in near and far vision
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects and fine instruments with fingers
  • Handling, seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with the hand or hands
  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time
  • Occasional lifting, carrying objects weighing 15 lb or less
  • Occasional pushing, pulling objects weighing 50 lb or less
  • Ability to move about

Disclaimer Statement: Job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties and/or knowledge, skills, and abilities required, but a description of the job's most important elements. Nothing in this description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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