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Quality Control Chemist II

Date: Mar 11, 2023

Location: Tyrone, PA, US, 16686

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 21475 

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 Quality Control Chemist to join our Fine Chemical Manufacturing Services team!  This role reports to the Quality Manager and is located at the Tyrone, Pennsylvania site.The Tyrone Site produces a portfolio of products including specialty pharmaceutical and agricultural chemicals, refinery catalysts, and performance chemicals.  Consisting of a pilot plant and custom manufacturing at the commercial volumes, the site is fully equipped to develop and manufacture custom chemicals.  Tyrone is located in central Pennsylvania within twenty-five minutes of Penn State University


The QC Chemist will support the analytical efforts of the R&D lab as well as plant production within QC. He or she will bring analytical innovation and strong communication skills both within a team and with customers. While experience with GC/HPLC techniques is essential, other analytical expertise in the areas of impurity identification, NMR, GCMS, LCMS, or method development are of particular interest.


  • 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, and QC lab personnel.
  • Experience with the setup and maintenance of HPLC and GC systems is essential.
  • Proven ability in problem solving and bringing analytical innovation to solve chemical problems.
  • Experience in advanced analytical techniques including NMR, GCMS and LCMS would give a candidate a considerable advantage.
  • Experience with method development, method transfer, method validation, and familiarity with ThermoFisher Scientific SampleManager is desired.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in analytical chemistry or related field with 1 year minimum of experience in an industry QC/R+D environment or
  • MS in analytical chemistry or related field with 3 years minimum of experience in an industry QC/R+D environment or
  • Bachelors in analytical chemistry or related field with 7 or more years of experience in an industry QC/R+D environment

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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