Scientist – Analytical Chemist – Scion

  • Company:
    Science New Zealand
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
  • Lead and support research projects using your analytical chemistry skills
  • Delivering high-quality analytical chemistry results to customers
  • Be part of an innovative and leading-edge research institute
  • Who are we? 

    Scion specialises in research, science, and technology development for the forest industry, wood products, wood-derived materials and other biomaterial sectors. We lead innovative technology development for renewables, bioproducts and energy, and the establishment of a broader based bioeconomy.

    What does the role entail?

    Delivery of high-quality analytical chemistry results to support Scion projects and meet external client needs. The position involves preparing contracts, performing analytical work, reporting results, overseeing quality control, and developing/improving analytical methods. The position requires chemistry skills for sample preparation and extractions, and involves using a range of analytical instruments including ICP-MS, elemental analyser, FTIR, IC, GC/MS and LC/MS.

    You will need to have a PhD or MSc with at least 5 years research or commercial experience in analytical chemistry with demonstrated experience in a range of spectroscopic and chromatographic instruments and techniques.

    We are looking for a motivated person with strong technical and computational knowledge to coordinate and deliver work to a high standard to both internal and external customers. We need someone passionate about continuous improvement, who can provide a consistently high level of quality of work and appreciates working as part of a team.

    We are home to creative science minds and have a vibrant culture ensuring employees can pursue innovation and excellence in their science delivery. Scion offers an enviable working environment with excellent work/life balance initiatives, we are proud to offer:

  • A great career that enables positive outcomes for New Zealand, Aotearoa;
  • Continuous professional development;
  • An enviable work environment with an enjoyable collaborative culture;
  • A demonstrated commitment to Good Employer/ EEO principles and
  • A great work location on the edge of Rotorua’s world famous Whakarewarewa Forest.