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ADM Analytical Chemist/Scientist II– Research – Decatur IL in Decatur, Illinois

Job Title:

Analytical Chemist/Scientist II– Research – Decatur IL


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Job Description:

Analytical Chemist/Scientist II– Research – Decatur IL

This is a full time, exempt position

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at .

Main function:

Analytical Chemist position requires a scientist with a strong practical knowledge of analytical chemistry and instrumental analysis. Experience in a variety of analytical chemistry techniques, such as HPLC, GC, ICP, ICP-MS, GC/MS, LC/MS, vibrational spectroscopy, laboratory robotics and / or wet chemistry analyses may be part of the job.

The purpose of this position is to provide expertise and capability in an analytical capacity to internal and external ADM customers across all the divisions of ADM.

Key skills & proficiencies:

BS or higher degree in Analytical Chemistry, or closely related fields!

Minimum of 5 years of Analytical Chemistry experience in the analysis of food, natural products, organic synthesis or fermentation systems!

Proven strong knowledge of analytical chemistry in several areas such as liquid chromatography, ion chromatography, gas chromatography and/or spectroscopy.

Good written and oral communication skills.

Operational expertise in the use of instrument software

Ability to work independently and interact well with people.

Ability to troubleshoot, identify root cause and implement corrective action.

People skills, great teammate and customer focus

Problem diagnosis skills and independent problem solver

Description of work performed:

Operate analytical instruments including LC, LC/MS, Ion chromatographs, GC, and GC/MS to include operational troubleshooting, preparing eluents, handling samples, data analysis using instrument controlling software from different vendors.

Assist in reporting results, carrying out diagnostic investigation of data deviation, presenting composite results to internal customers.

Perform all duties related to sample analysis including glassware handling, mobile phase and sample preparation, instrument maintenance, and maintaining a clean and organized workplace.

Maintain high quality records.

Help contribute to problem solving.

Knowledge & skills:

Project Management

Use technical knowledge to assist internal customers to identify and deliver analytical project requirements

Prioritize routine project and sample flow through the lab

Document, coordinate and report all data during participation in multiple ongoing projects.

Analytical Testing

Develop new methods as required

Conduct analytical testing associated with projects

Independently execute technical projects

Deliver accurate, on-time data to internal and external customers

Pursue technologies, instrumentation and knowledge to satisfy method development requests

Provide technical advice and expertise to cross-functional teams

Respond quickly to urgent requests

Maintain and ensure instrumentation are in peak operating condition.

Relocation assistance is available with this position.

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.

ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age disability and veteran status.

Job Description (Continued):

Hiring Manager - Joanne Mayer




IL - Illinois

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ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.