Research Chemist

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

Phone: 9372292779
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Research Chemist


Dayton, OH 

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Are you interested in working for UDRI, a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers? UDRI invites qualified candidates to apply for our Research Chemist opening!

Investigates alternative- and petroleum-derived jet fuel mixtures using a wide variety of instrumentation and methods. These methods include GC, GCxGC, HPLC, SPE sample preparation, ICP-MS, dielectric constant measurement, wet chemical techniques and other advanced instruments and methods. Requires an excellent chemistry background (particularly organic and/or petroleum chemistry). Develops new methods for instrumentation, or applies or modifies existing methods, and describes these methods in written form. Conducts quantitative analysis of fuel mixtures for chemical composition using standards and appropriate calibration techniques. Organizes analytical tasks in conjunction with other researchers. Reports and communicates findings primarily through reports and presentations. Interacts frequently with coworkers and government sponsors.


Minimum Qualifications
Requires BS in Chemistry or a related discipline, and at least 4 years of relevant experience in a laboratory setting.
Excellent knowledge of organic/petroleum chemistry.
Must be organized, attentive to details and multi-task well.
Some knowledge of quantitative analysis in determining chemical composition.
Must be self-motivated, able to collaborate easily with others, and have strong communication skills (both written and verbal).
Excellent computer skills are essential, especially in Microsoft Office (Excel/Word/PPT).
US Citizen required.
Preferred Qualifications

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

MS in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry or a similar discipline, with at least 2 years of relevant experience in a laboratory setting.
Significant experience with GC-MS or GCxGC and other similar analytical systems is preferred.
Extensive knowledge of quantitative analysis including calibration methods is desirable; statistical background or experiences are a plus.
Familiarity with Agilent-based GC and MS systems, with operating software and search techniques is preferred. Experience with jet fuels or other complex organic/petroleum mixtures is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

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