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Senior Analytical Chemist

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff
Department: Fuel Science - 250321
Pay Grade: R3 - Exempt
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Position Summary:

UDRI is a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers. UDRI contributes to the fulfillment of the University’s commitments to education, research and public service through the involvement of students, faculty and external partners. Established as the research arm of the University of Dayton in 1956, UDRI achieved $2.75 billion in cumulative sponsored research in 2020. Sponsored research for 2022 alone exceeded $220 million. Join our team as a Senior Analytical Chemist!

Directs and performs research on the chemical composition of candidate alternative and petroleum-derived jet fuels using a wide variety of instrumentation and methods. These methods may include GC, GCxGC, HPLC, SPE sample preparation, ICP-MS, dielectric constant measurement, wet chemical techniques and other advanced instruments and methods. Requires an excellent chemistry background (particularly in organic and/or petroleum chemistry). Develops and leads the development of new methods for instrumentation and describes these methods in written form. Conceives, conducts and directs the quantitative analysis of fuel mixtures for chemical composition using standards and appropriate calibration techniques. Organizes analytical tasks in conjunction with other researchers. Reports and communicates findings primarily though reports and presentations. Interacts frequently with sponsors and potential sponsors. Prepares proposals and seeks new work in areas generally related to analytical chemistry.

Minimum Qualifications:

MS in chemistry or related field.
Minimum of ten years of relevant experience is required.
Knowledge of chromatographic techniques and their use in fuels science and a fundamental knowledge of organic mixtures are necessities.
Must be able to interact with other scientists and engineers, both co-workers and sponsors.
Ability to communicate research findings in a meaningful way to fuels producers.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
US Citizen.

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

PhD in Analytical Chemistry or related field with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the general area of analytical chemistry.
Expert knowledge of chromatographic techniques such as GC, GCxGC, LC and GC-MS. Excellent knowledge of techniques for quantifying individual and group types in fuel mixtures. Excellent track record using analytical techniques to solve difficult problems for government and industry.
Experience and demonstrated success in preparing and winning proposals for new work in related areas.
Strong technical presentation skills.
An existing track record of publications or technical writing.
Knowledge of GC Image software and Agilent based chromatography software is a plus.
Experience working with socially and culturally diverse communities.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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