Location:Kings Mountain , NC – Lithium Site


Job Description


Position Summary

Albemarle Corporation is seeking an Analytical Chemist to lead harmonization of quantitative analytical procedures for our key lithium products as well as development of new technologies for our processes across all our sites globally. The Analytical Chemist position is a hands-on role based in Kings Mountain, NC and will involve travel to other lithium manufacturing sites around the globe. These positions will be responsible for coordinating and leading all activities to ensure timely and successful execution of method comparison, improvement, validation, and transfer to Quality Control (QC) laboratories. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of a variety of analytical techniques, strong communication skills and ability to interact and collaborate with interdisciplinary global teams.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop, optimize and validate analytical methods
    • High attention to detail, accuracy and precision in experimental design and analytical results
    • Conduct laboratory procedures in compliance with laboratory, site and corporate health, safety and environmental policies and maintain a safe laboratory environment
  • Coordinate round-robin studies with manufacturing sites and perform data analysis
  • Author, review and update standard operating procedures, as needed
  • Set and manage platform for method implementation and transfer
  • Coach QC technicians on use of methods emphasizing standardization
  • Harmonize instrumentation across global QC network
  • Support digitization of analytical methods database
  • Monitor processes and products, and liaison with QC to identify opportunities for continuous improvement and standardization
  • Other duties as assigned


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Good understanding of analytical techniques including ICP and wet chemistry
  • Good understanding of statistical analysis for evaluation of analytical methods
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills
  • QC operations experience desired
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong commitment to safety
  • Ability to work with a team of people with diverse backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of languages in addition to English (Spanish, Mandarin Chinese) is a plus, but not mandatory


Education and Qualifications

Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field and 3+ years of relevant experience

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