Research Analytical Scientist,

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Date: Oct 15, 2021

Location: Gainesville, FL, US

Company: Milliken and Company

Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Milliken & Company is a global, innovative, industrial diversified manufacturing company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, the company works around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make our world more sustainable. Milliken has long led the way for "knowledge-based" investment, employing over 100 PhDs, and has accumulated over 2,200 U.S. patents – and more than 5,000 patents worldwide. Milliken is widely acknowledged as an international leader in research technology, innovation, and customer service. With over 35 manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., U.K., Belgium, France, China, India, Mexico, and Australia, and other sales and service operations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, Milliken's more than 7,000 associates work to deliver innovations that do good for the world, create new experiences, and build for the future.






Research Analytical Scientist, 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
  • 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 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 & Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.