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Senior Analytical Chemist

Date: Dec 2, 2022

Location: South Haven, MI, US, 49090

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 21094 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description


Grace is seeking a Senior Analytical Chemist to join our Fine Chemical Manufacturing Services team!  This role reports to the Analytical Services Manager and is located at the South Haven, Michigan Site.  The South Haven Site produces a portfolio of products for the specialty pharmaceutical industries, specifically Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients. Consisting of a cGMP kilo lab, pilot plant and custom manufacturing at commercial volumes, the site is fully equipped to develop and manufacture custom drug intermediates and API’s.  South Haven is nestled on the coast of Lake Michigan with beautiful beaches and fun year-round.


The Senior Analytical Chemist will support development efforts on new and existing small-molecule API products at the kilo lab, pilot plant, and production scales. He or she will bring analytical innovation and strong communication skills both within a team and with customers to our GMP manufacturing facility. While experience with GC/LC techniques is essential, other analytical expertise in the areas of impurity identification, GCMS, LCMS, or ICPMS are of particular interest. Some GMP experience is desirable.


  • Responsible for method development, method transfer and method validation in a GMP environment. GMP experience is desirable.
  • Experience developing LC and GC methods for in-process controls and final product analysis is essential
  • Ability to bring innovative analytical techniques into our projects. Comfortable learning new technologies whenever needed to support a project
  • Possess excellent interpersonal communication skills both with team members on site, colleagues and customers. Must be able to function in a customer focused environment with outside customers, chemists, QA and QC lab personnel
  • Proven ability in problem solving and bringing analytical innovation to solve chemical problems.
  • Experience in advanced analytical techniques including GCMS, LCMS, ICPMS, trace analysis, or CAD detection would give a candidate a considerable advantage.
  • Proven experience managing analytical problems and projects

Required Experience

Note, the right candidate at any experience level will be considered. As a guideline:

  • PhD in analytical chemistry or related field with 1-2 years of experience in an industry R+D environment
  • MS in analytical chemistry or related field with 2-3 years of experience in an industry R+D environment
  • Bachelors in analytical chemistry or related field with 4-5 years of experience in an industry R+D environment   #WRGRACE  #INDEED


  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Grace Wellness Program
  • Flexible Workplace
  • Retirement Plans 
  • 401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave (salaried only)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company Donation Match Program
  • Site specific contribution to local Wellness Center

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

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