Junior Lab Manager Analytical/Materials Testing

Company: Apex Life Sciences ( Learn More )

General Information
Graduate Degree
5 to 10 years
Not Specified
Job Description

Apex Life Sciences is recruiting for a very experienced analytical chemist to work in a Junior Manager role for a client in Houston, TX. This is a high-level, direct hire position. The selected candidate will lead a team of senior chemists, working with other groups, business units, and locations in a materials science focused organization.

The ideal candidate will have extensive research experience (min. 7+ years) related to materials science and analytical testing, preferably polymeric work; along with at least 3-5 years or more in a leadership role with supervisory/management responsibilities.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead a small team of 3-5 researchers in various analytical projects & materials testing work to support and drive the development of new products, processes and applications.
  • Build and maintain group of motivated analytical chemists, train and develop their skills & abilities
  • Act as a “player/coach” – lead this group from within and conducting the various testing and research while providing the other members with mentorship and direction; along with managing the operating budgets and all other supervisory-related parts of role
  • Responsible for Health & Safety issues as well as the ensuring all best practices, procedures and analytical methods are continuously followed within the laboratory
  • Provide assistance and work with other company sites, including consulting on analytical-related issues for manufacturing locations
  • Create an environment and culture of strong teamwork and trust amongst all researchers as to ensure their focus is on the group and company’s future
  • Lead group to have a strong safety focused mindset and ultimately achieve and exceed business results expected and set forth by upper level/project management
  • Education, Experience & Qualifications:

  • PhD in Chemistry (preferably Analytical Chemistry), Polymer or Materials Science, or related field
  • Minimum of 5-10 years or more of overall experience working within Analytical Chemistry and/or Materials Science environment in routine testing and also R&D functions
  • Previous leadership experience such as training and mentoring junior chemists, conducting performance reviews, managing budgets, etc. is required. 
  • Expert-level knowledge and experience with various analytical techniques such as chromatography (GC, GC/MS, HPLC, GPC), thermal/material testing (TMA, DMA, DSC, TGA), spectroscopy (mid-IR), titrimetry, and physical properties (Viscosity, RI).
  • To Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should apply online and also send their resumes directly to [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] for immediate consideration.

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    Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] or 844-463-6178.

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