Analytical Scientist - GC focus

Skokie, Illinois, US
Jun 04, 2021
Aug 08, 2021
Climate Change
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
About LanzaTech:

Mission-driven LanzaTech is a revolutionary solution to climate change, capturing pollution to clean our skies and oceans and create new high value products for a sustainable future. LanzaTech captures pollution to make fuels and chemicals, including sustainable jet fuel and products you use every day. The technology is like retrofitting a brewery onto an emission source like a steel mill or a landfill site, but instead of using sugars and yeast to make beer, pollution is converted by biology to fuels and chemicals! Imagine a day when your plane is powered by recycled emissions, when your yoga pants started life as pollution from a steel mill. This future is possible using LanzaTech technology.
  • 2021 Biofuels Digest #1 Hottest Company in Renewable Fuels, Chemicals & Biomaterials
  • 2020 Biofuels Digest #3 Best Company to work for in the Advanced Bioeconomy
  • 2020 Fast Company World Changing Company
  • 2020 CNBC #43 on Top 50 Disrupter Companies list
  • 2019 Chicago Innovation Awards Winner
  • 2019 Fortune Magazine - Change the World - Companies to watch
  • 2019 Kirkpatrick Chemical Engineering Achievement Award
  • LanzaTech is committed to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as part of our mission, culture & core values

This position is open to candidates authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer. LanzaTech is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Position Summary:
  • We have an exciting opportunity for an Analytical Scientist with gas chromatography expertise to join our Analytics team! This position will act as a resource responsible for online GC analysis as well as general GC and GC-MS method development, sample analysis and problem solving on collaborative technology projects.
  • The individual selected must demonstrate a depth and breadth of knowledge in chromatography, mass spectrometry and data analysis, in both applications and hardware.
  • This position will develop and support a wide range of applications for our Fermentation and Synthetic Biology teams. The position is based at our headquarters in Skokie, IL, but will also support LanzaTech's demonstration and commercial sites around the world.

Specific Job Accountabilities Include:
  • Analytical lead for lab online gas analysis systems. Responsibilities include calibration, troubleshooting, method development and tracking of instrument performance
  • Perform offline and online GC and GC-MS analyses on a variety of sample types for a diverse set of R&D applications
  • Adapt, and develop new methods for utilization of these measurement systems, as well as ongoing maintenance and calibration
  • Work collaboratively with other scientific team members, including the fermentation and synthetic biology groups, to understand the project needs, interpret complex scientific data, and clearly communicate those results to the scientific teams
  • Drive continuous improvement in methods to improve accuracy, throughput and reduce hands on time, investigate and benchmark worldwide best methodologies
  • Understand R&D project analytical needs, interpret complex scientific data, and clearly communicate results to diverse stakeholders

Basic Qualifications:
  • PhD degree in Chemistry or closely related field, or BS degree plus 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Direct hands-on experience with gas chromatography (GC and/or GCMS) analysis and method development
  • Demonstrated capable of independently developing and troubleshooting analytical methods
  • Experience with optimizing and troubleshooting the interface between the process being measured and the analytical analysis of the process (analytical sampling, impact of process variables on the analysis, analytical process integration and data reporting)
  • Strong experience in chromatography data systems, laboratory information systems and MS Office
  • Must have a fundamental understanding of other complementary methods used in fuel, biological and chemical analysis such as HPLC, IR, and UV/VIS
  • Able to interface and effectively communicate with co-workers and customers from diverse backgrounds and educational levels
  • Adaptable team player that thrives in a cutting edge, fast paced, entrepreneurial environment where priorities can change quickly
  • Able to travel nationally and internationally up to 10%, as needed

Highly Preferred:
  • Experience with micro GCs and online GC systems
  • Method development, preferably in an industrial analytical research environment related to biotechnology, foods, chemicals, or renewable energy
  • Experience with sample preparation/introduction techniques such as SPE, SPME, HS and cartridge/canister sampling
  • Experience with online or high-throughput GC analysis
  • Knowledge of fermentation, food, alcoholic beverage, flavors, or fragrance testing.
  • Demonstrated experience with process and automation hardware and software (e.g. Swagelok┬«, LabVIEW, Modbus, OPC, programing)
  • Experience with industrial safety practices such as OSHA, PSM, etc.

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