Analytical Chemist

Johnson Matthey Pharmaceutical Materials

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West Deptford, NJ

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Together for a cleaner, healthier world.

Under the supervision of a Senior Chemist, Lab Superintendent or Group Leader, the incumbent applies scientific principles to perform routine analysis and characterization of samples. The incumbent supports refining, catalyst and chemical production, development and/or other JM departments, focusing on skill development in a single segment of analytical operations (gravimetric or instrumentation).

The incumbent is able to troubleshoot routine matters and may be assigned short-term projects commensurate with his/her technical skill level and demonstrated ability to handle additional responsibility.

Your responsibilities:

  • Prepares and accurately determines metal content and other properties of matrix materials.
  • Applies established instrumentation or analytical methods, to support refining, catalyst and chemical production, development, and/or other JM departments.
  • Compares instrument performance and/or assay results with standards, reporting any deviations from specifications to a Senior Level Chemist or Laboratory Supervisor, and independently initiating corrective action as required.
  • Prepares and maintains proper analysis documentation, including summarized test data and procedures.
  • Closely interacts with production departments and provides analytical support to maintain highest product standards.
  • Maintains a basic understanding of production processes and establishes an ongoing proficiency with analytical and/or instrumentation test methods, related to customer specifications.
  • Uses all laboratory equipment safely, cost effectively and accordingly to job requirements.
  • May be responsible for the management of hazardous wastes in the lab.
  • Maintains a safe, clean and orderly work area.
  • May perform other related assignments as determined by the immediate supervisor.

Requirements for the role:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or related science
  • At least 5 years of work experience related in Lab, Chemistry, or related science preferred

How you will be rewarded:

We offer a competitive compensation and JM Elements benefits package including bonus, excellent pension contributions and 20 days annual leave (varies for shift- based roles). Our JM Elements Benefits programme helps our employees understand and manage the JM benefits, as well as helping you focus on your overall wellbeing – for you and your family.

We use our inspiring science and technology to enhance lives. For those who are passionate about sustainable solutions and shaping our markets, we offer stretch and a wealth of diverse opportunities.

We’ll give you freedom to bring your whole self to work and be part of a team where difference matters and all voices are heard, that genuinely cares for you and where your contribution is appreciated. We’ll empower you to lean in and make things happen, to create solutions and value for our customers. United by our values and vision, we’re self-starters sharing the same values and accountability and always with a shared commitment to doing the right thing. We’re passionate about making a difference and delivering a better tomorrow for us and for you – a cleaner and healthier world, today and for future generations.



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How to apply:
If you have the necessary skills and experience to join our team, please apply online. For any queries or should you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application please let your recruiter know when they contact you.

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