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Stepan Company

Analytical Functional Chemist

Post Date:Dec 31, 2017Type:Full-Time
Start Date:12/31/2017Salary:
Location:US-IL-Northfield Job Reference:01895
  • Minimum, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or closely related science with 4-5yrs experience or M.S. with 2-3yrs experience or Ph.D. with demonstrated experience.
  • Must have demonstrated, hands-on abilities with NMR and Gas Chromatography techniques.
  • Must practice safe laboratory procedures [uses proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when working in the lab (safety glasses, gloves, lab coat with long sleeves, no heels or large jewelry, etc.].
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills. 


  • Must be proficient in all Microsoft Office
  • Must be able to work in Northfield, IL laboratory.
  • Must be able to sit, stand, communicate by phone/email, and use a PC for extended periods of time.  Must also be able to safely use a foot stool to reach jars/containers in tall cabinets.
  • Must have an attention to detail and possess good organization skills.

Job Description:
  • Primarily works in an analytical lab setting. 
  • This role will support Stepan’s business and manufacturing needs of today and the future.
  • Innovates in analytical methodology through knowledge, creativity, and vision.
  • Gains recognition as a Stepan technical expert in NMR and Gas Chromatography.
  • Uses available resources and databases to regularly review technical information, patents and literature pertinent to fields of expertise.
  • Designs the overall technical strategy (including DOE) for assigned projects.
  • Independently performs analytical projects and assignments following established procedures and project plans; draw conclusions based on experimental work. 
  • Successfully implements the project (including new processes and test methods).
  • Helps to solve problems and make projects successful. Enhance projects and assignments with technical knowledge and experience.  Will be involved in cross-functional projects.
  • Presents technical information (new data, technologies, methods, etc.) to customers to enhance relationships, build Stepan’s image, and increase sales.
  • Actively participates in safety/waste programs and steadfastly adheres to safety policies/standards. 
  • Keeps an organized, thorough, up-to-date electronic laboratory notebook and other documentation, such as technical reports. 
  • Maintains and utilizes additional relevant databases .  Communicates project results (internally to supervisor, project leader, requester, etc) via timely verbal updates, emails, and voicemails as well as timely, well written correspondence and project reports. 

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Stepan Company

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