Analytical Chemist

The Merck Group

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Branchburg, NJ

Job Description

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Job Overview:

A career with EMD Electronics is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Electronics is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Everything we do in EMD Electronics is to help us deliver on our purpose of being the company behind the companies, advancing digital living. We are dedicated to being the trusted supplier of high-tech materials, services and specialty chemicals for the electronics, automotive and cosmetics industries. We foster a global collaborative organization made up of individuals who have the passion to win, obsess about the customer, are relentlessly curious and act with urgency. Together, we push the boundaries of science to make more possible for our customers.

Your Role:

EMD Electronics in Branchburg, NJ is seeking an Analytical Chemist. You will join the Analytical Technology group for the analysis of trace metallic impurities in lithography chemicals and other formulations used in the semiconductor fabrication industry.


  • Develop and validate analytical methods for trace metals analysis and transferring operating procedures to production QC laboratories
  • Support new product development
  • Work closely with R&D, production, quality, and commercial teams to ensure rapid delivery of new products to customers
  • Perform routine and non-routine sample analysis
  • Assist in data gathering and data analysis for Process Change Notifications
  • Provide analytical and troubleshooting support for product quality issues
  • Conduct hands-on laboratory work
  • Work with ICP-MS, ICP-OES and other analytical instrumentation

Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or other Scientific discipline
  • 2+ years’ hands on experience with chemical analysis


  • Master’s degree in Physics, Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or other Scientific discipline
  • 5+ years’ hands on experience with chemical analysis

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with chromatographic and spectroscopic methods
  • Analytical method development experience
  • Advanced Statistical Techniques / Data Mining experience
  • Technical understanding of fundamental light scattering and its application for particle size measurement
  • Proactive candidate who is able to work alone on projects
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that support a diverse team environment
  • Demonstrated creativity and strong problem-solving skills

What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!

Curious? Chat with one of our curious minds on our interactive Q&A platform and catch a glimpse of our people, values, and culture. You can also apply and find more information at
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If you are a resident of NYC, Connecticut or Colorado, you are eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday, for assistance.

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

As an employee of the Company, you will be required to comply with all of the Company’s COVID-19 safety protocols and policies. The organization has currently suspended enforcement of its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, but that policy may be reinstated by the Company in its discretion.