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Analytical Chemist

Locations:                                                 USA - Illinois - Naperville

Time type:                                                 Full time

Job requisition id:                                    R00168927

Ecolab is a trusted partner at more than one million customer locations. Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies for customers in more than 170 countries around the world. We currently seek a highly capable individual with a background in separation science and detection to join our Global Analytical and Microbiology team.

In this role, you will be responsible for performing and leading research, development and problem-solving projects to enable new product and platform development.  You will work closely with scientists in our anchor and divisional Research, Development and Engineering (RD&E) teams to design, execute and communicate results.  We are seeking candidates who have strong collaboration and teamwork skills, are self-motivated, have good communication skills, are creative problem solvers, and possess strong observation and perception skills.

What’s in it For You:

  • The opportunity to take on some of the world’s most meaningful challenges, helping customers achieve clean water, safe food, and healthy environments.
  • The ability to make an impact and shape your career with a company that is passionate about growth
  • The support of an organization that believes it is vital to include and engage diverse people, perspectives and ideas to achieve our best.

What You Will Do:

  • Engage and collaborate with product development research and business partners to accelerate bringing new products to market.
  • Conduct chemical separations and detection using a wide array of techniques.  These techniques include, but are not limited to, gas chromatography (GC), liquid chromatography (LC), high performance LC (HPLC), mass spectrometry (MS), high resolution mass spectrometry, matrix assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI), and size exclusion chromatography (SEC).
  • Implement established test methods to measure residual monomer concentrations.
  • Develop test methods for analyzing new substances in new and diverse matrices.
  • Collaborate with other anchor and divisional research scientists/RD&E leaders to provide the most complete product and service analysis as well as on the development of new projects and platforms that meet strategic business needs.
  • Interpret experimental data and clearly communicate results to peers and project teams in written reports and oral presentations.
  • Provide consulting on experimental design, mentoring, and work direction for junior lab scientists.
  • Stay abreast of relevant literature / technology trends and explore and assess new technologies to expand Ecolab’s analytical testing capabilities
  • Embrace Ecolab’s safety culture.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of RD&E experience; Master’s Degree and 3 years of RD&E experience; or Ph.D. and 0-1 year of RD&E experience.
  • Experience in separation science and detection techniques, e.g., GC, LC, MS, MALDI, SEC.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fundamental chemical knowledge preferably in the areas of polymer and analytical chemistry
  • Experience with chromatographic techniques.
  • Working knowledge of statistics
  • Experience developing and applying characterization techniques to a wide variety of problems
  • Understanding of fundamental physical/chemical properties and structural activity relationships
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

A trusted partner at nearly three million commercial customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services. With annual sales of $13 billion and more than 47,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions, data-driven insights, and personalized service to advance food safety, maintain clean and safe environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies and sustainability for customers in the food, healthcare, hospitality, and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world.

When you come to work at Ecolab, you get to take on some of the world’s most meaningful challenges and have the opportunity to learn and grow, shape your career, make an impact and quickly see the importance of your work.

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Covid-19 Vaccine Notice

Due to local mandates and customer requirements, applicants for certain customer-facing positions must be fully vaccinated (which in some situations requires a booster if eligible), unless a religious or medical accommodation is requested by the applicant and approved by Ecolab. You will be asked for proof of your vaccination status. All applicants should be aware that Ecolab is a federal contractor. If the federal contractor vaccine mandate is reinstated in its current form, all Ecolab employees will need to be vaccinated, or have an approved religious or medical accommodation in place.

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Ecolab will provide reasonable accommodation (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with our application process upon request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require accommodation assistance in this application process, please call Ecolab Recruiting Support at (866) 841-6682 for assistance. 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63644677
  • Location:
    Naperville, Illinois, United States
  • Position Title: Analytical Chemist
  • Company Name For Job: Ecolab
  • Area of Focus: GC-MS,HPLC,LC-MS,Polymers,Quantitation
  • Job Function: Res. & Dev. Scientist
  • Entry Level: Yes
  • Setting: Chemical
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: 1-3 Months
  • Min Education: 1
  • Min Experience: 0-1 Year
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
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