Lubrizol Research Scientist, Infrared Spectroscopy in Cleveland, Ohio

Research Scientist, Infrared Spectroscopy

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Summary of Responsibilities

As a member of Measurement Science you will provide analytical support to our business units by facilitating or leading efforts relating to product differentiation, fundamental knowledge generation, product development, competitive analysis, and routine testing. The focus of this role will be vibrational spectroscopy (FTIR & Raman).

Essential Job Functions

  • Apply knowledge of, and lead research efforts in, vibrational spectroscopy (Infrared and Raman spectroscopies) and microspectrometry to support the development of new products, generate fundamental knowledge, and/or support business needs

  • Generate, organize, interpret, and report data in support of technical projects and service requests

  • Perform hands-on research as well as direct and prioritize the work of technical staff

  • Proactively seek understanding of customer needs

  • Communicate and interact with a broad range of internal and external customers through technical reports, presentation, and 1-on-1 conversations

  • Meaningfully convey technical information across departments and divisions

  • Drive projects from inception through completion

  • Maintain familiarity with current literature and recent advances in vibrational spectroscopy (Infrared and Raman spectroscopies) and microspectrometry.

  • Integrate new technology for new applications and product support

  • Troubleshoot and maintain test equipment and procedures

  • Participate in the recruitment, training, and mentoring of technical staff

  • Actively participate in Lubrizol safety programs, ensure compliance with safety procedures, and maintain good housekeeping

Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Physical Requirements:

  • Minimum of a M.S. in Chemistry, Polymer Science, or Materials Science

  • Minimum of 5 years of industrial lab experience

  • Experience writing technical reports of publication quality

  • Demonstrated project management experience including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build relationships with colleagues at multiple levels of an organization

  • Must be self-motivated with ability to handle, organize and prioritize multiple tasks and be able to perform under pressure to meet deadlines

  • Ability to travel as required (less than 10%)

  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office


  • Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry with a focus in vibrational spectroscopy

  • Experience with near infrared spectroscopy (NIR)

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Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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