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      August 11,2021
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    Analytical chemist

    Make a +Difference at Kraton!
    At Kraton, we make a Positive Difference, and we are looking for individuals who are also looking to make a difference in their jobs, for our customers and to the world. We are looking to hire a key member of our R&D team at our Almere location.

    The Analytical Chemist is performing both routine and non-routine chemical analyses in the handling of incoming analytical requests by selecting and applying the appropriate approach and gather informational support, provide technical advice and communicate regularly to internal and external customers.
    Key Responsibilities

    The key responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to the following:

    • Develop proper product and process knowledge on company product portfolio.
    • Formulate and complete analytical method development / modification of analytical test methods under minimum supervision.
    • Processing and evaluating of (regularly complex) experimental data.
    • Responsibility for quality of data produced and meeting agreed deadlines.
    • Organize technical data in support of own and (internal) customer demands.
    • Regular input on results by comparing outcomes of previous investigations, or results quoted in literature.
    • (Participation in the preparation and) generation of internal reports.
    • Use of specialized analytical equipment and ability to troubleshoot;
    • Chromatography: GC, GC-MS, Headspace GC, HPLC, GPC
    • Thermal analysis: (M)DSC, pDSC, TGA
    • Spectroscopy: 1H-, 13C-NMR, FT-IR, UV-Vis
    • Sample preparation: Microwave, Flash chromatography, SPE
    • Ability to provide information for selecting the approach and/or comparison with (experimental) data, according to own insights and/or sources broadly suggested by supervisor or colleagues.
    • Routinely purchase standard materials and/or chemicals and contributes to minor changes / improvements to installations or equipment (purchase order input).
    • Monitors the labs to ensure regulations and safety are enforced.
    • Contributes to value creation in the working environment through in-depth knowledge of own activities and through basic understanding of its relevance.
    • In addition, other duties as assigned to safely perform.
    Required Skills
    • Minimal 3-10 years related experience preferred.
    • Knowledge and technical understanding of analytical chemistry
    • Knowledge of organic / polymer chemistry and / or laboratory automation, process technology or related is a preference
    • Understanding of underlying experimental concepts.
    • Ability to formulate the experimental program in detail.
    • During the course of the investigation be able to modify and discusses potential new (experimental) approaches with direct supervisor.
    • Ability to conduct routine and ad-hoc presentations.
    • Coach/mentor lower level technicians.
    • Advanced knowledge with relevant health and safety policies with regard to experiments and chemical use (HAZCOM).
    Education, Certifications & Licenses
    • Bachelor’s degree in (Organic) / Analytical Chemistry (HLO) required
    The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

    Kraton’s internal talent acquisition team manages our recruiting efforts and from time to time works with pre-selected/pre-approved external staffing agencies. We do NOT accept unsolicited resumes or candidate referrals from recruiters and/or agencies who are not pre-selected/pre-approved.

    Kraton is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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