Research Analytical Chemist

Date: Nov 29, 2023

Location: Gainesville, FL, US, 32609

Company: Milliken and Company

Milliken & Company is a global manufacturing leader whose focus on materials science delivers tomorrow’s breakthroughs today. From industry-leading molecules to sustainable innovations, Milliken creates products that enhance people’s lives and deliver solutions for its customers and communities. Drawing on thousands of patents and a portfolio with applications across the textile, flooring, chemical and healthcare businesses, the company harnesses a shared sense of integrity and excellence to positively impact the world for generations. Discover more about Milliken’s curious minds and inspired solutions at and on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.



Research Analytical Chemist, Fine Chemicals Business




This position is responsible for supporting R&D projects by executing and coordinating qualitative and quantitative testing, developing, and validating methods.  The individual will be located at the R&D facility in Gainesville, FL and report to the R&D Manager.  Occasional visits to external customer facilities, the company headquarters in Spartanburg, SC, and other production sites within the USA is possible.



  • Perform ICP-MS analyses and interpretation of data for research and development and production samples, and maintenance of related equipment.
  • Participate on process development project teams and support teams in the following ways:
    - develop and validate analytical methods that support products in various industries, including semi-conductors
    - lead the correlation of analytical methods with customers as necessary
    - lead implementation of analytical methods in internal production Quality Control labs.
    - perform method analysis studies such as MDL determinations, and Gage R&R for analytical methods.

-lead the startup of online analytical methods for new process startups

  • Provide analytical problem solving and support for Milliken manufacturing sites, sales, and marketing functions as well as external customers.
  • Develop collaborative relationships to successfully work in multi-disciplinary teams of chemists, engineers, and associates in the areas of environmental/regulatory, purchasing, and business.
  • Work with technical associates engaged in hands-on analytical problem solving, spectrometric method development, and data interpretation.
    - foster a working environment that promotes open communications, teamwork, and individual engagement to accomplish goals and objectives
    - provide technical training and guidance for technical associates.
  • Ensure individual and team participation in the safety process and compliance with all safety guidelines.
  • Propose improvement to methods and equipment, including identifying new technologies, justifying purchases of new equipment, and equipment maintenance.



  • PhD in Chemistry.
  • 1+ years of industry experience.
  • Experience in analytical method development.
  • Experience in use and maintenance of an ICP-MS.
  • Experience with GC and GC-MS maintenance and method development.
  • Strong creative and analytical problem-solving skills.



  • PhD in Analytical Chemistry.
  • 3+ years of industry semiconductor analytical experience.
  • Experience with method development for LC, FTIR, IC, UV-Vis, GPC, and titrations.


The successful candidate will have strengths in the following:

  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively to all levels in the organization, as well as with other functions.
  • Ability to see the world with science and apply rigorous science and engineering fundamentals to a wide variety of problems.


Milliken is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, including but not limited to lactation), sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran or military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.