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Scientist

LOCATION: 

Charlotte, NC, US, 28208

REQ ID:  36161

Sealed Air is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges and to leave our world better than we found it. Our portfolio of leading packaging solutions includes CRYOVAC® brand food packaging, SEALED AIR® brand protective packaging and BUBBLE WRAP® brand packaging, which collectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.9 billion in sales in 2020 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 115 countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.

Summary

Sealed Air has an immediate position available for a chemist on the Analytical Sciences team at Sealed Air’s Global headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Analytical Sciences group works with engineers and scientists within our Innovation and Development division (R&D) to develop new packaging solutions that are safe and sustainable.  Analytical capabilities include GC/MS, LC/MS, microscopy, FTIR, Raman, XRF, and DSC.  

Responsibilities

•    Use spectroscopy, microscopy, and thermal analysis, to reverse engineer competitive products, support product development efforts, and troubleshoot customer or manufacturing issues 
•    Perform analyses using liquid chromatography, gel permeation chromatography, and gas chromatography to aid in product development and regulatory compliance testing.  
•    Perform sample and standard preparation for chromatography that might include extraction techniques and/or standard solution preparation.  Participate in and coordinate solvent waste disposal activities with a focus on safety and sustainability.
•    Perform physical testing (tensile & elongation, coefficient of friction, impact, optics, rheology, etc.) and possibly permeation testing (permeation of various gases through films)
•    Maintain a clean and safe working environment; adhere to existing safety protocols and participate in department safety programs
•    Report results in the global LIMS system and maintain good recordkeeping
•    Partner with internal and external customers to assist in problem solving
 

Qualifications

•    Bachelor’s Degree required, Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry preferred
•    Strong background in analytical chemistry and instrumental analysis, with experience performing chemical testing techniques in a safe laboratory environment.  Preference given to those having experience with analytical testing techniques mentioned above.
•    Experienced in using standard computer software for word processing and spreadsheets
•    Good English verbal and written communication skills 
•    The ability to work well independently using good time management and prioritization skills
•    Right to work in the US
 

Requisition id: 36161 

Relocation: Yes  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.

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WHY WORK AT SEALED AIR?

It is our responsibility to leverage what we have to affect positive and meaningful change for our communities and planet using Sealed Air’s global resources and expertise.

  • Corporate sustainability. It’s about improving the lives of people around the world by addressing pressing needs in the communities where we and our customers operate.
  • Customer Success. Meeting our customers' needs. At Sealed Air it’s more than a goal, it’s an integral part of our business practices, our innovative solutions, and our values.
  • Leaving our communities better than we found them through dedication of time, talent and resources.


Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

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