Head of Analytical Chemistry

Build better plants! Our client, an agricultural bioscience company dedicated to improving global food security and addressing sustainability, is hiring!

As the Head of Analytical Chemistry, you'll develop analytical protocols and lead a team using proprietary technology, to discover novel yield trait genes. 

What you'll do: 

  • Lead method development for analytical and general chemistry projects
  • Create and implement analytical protocols to quantify oils, biopolymers, and other molecules produced in plants.
  • Provide high quality data and detailed analysis of data
  • Conduct experiments independently and in collaboration with colleagues to support project goals
  • Communicate findings with team members
  • Operate and maintain multiple laboratory instruments, accessories, and software.

You're experience: 

  • Optimize standard GC methods (PHB, oil, multiseed, single seed)
  • Provide statistical justification for precision and accuracy of quantification
  • Develop methods for new analytes (PHAs, free fatty acids, etc.)
  • Maximize integration and reporting features of software
  • Coordinate with bioinformatics to establish and maintain database and sample-tracking system
  • Communicate results and their interpretations to end users
  • Additional proficiency with characterizing molecules in plants or bacteria is preferred
  • Detail oriented with both data analysis and timelines
  • Ability to meet project milestones and deadlines, manage expectations for specific projects, ensure delivery of technology/transfer/submission-ready technology, data, and documents.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel

You'll receive excellent benefits, work within a collaborative environment, where your ideas are welcome. This is an on-site position and full vaccination is required. Qualified candidates may receive relocation assistance.