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Scientist, Analytical



Salary Range:

14/ $81,750 - $143,345


Chemistry that Matters™

A career at SABIC provides you with an opportunity to leave a lasting positive impact to the world and yourself. From excellent health and well-being benefits to our comprehensive learning programs. We offer a wide range of benefits and offerings that recognize that our people have unique motivations and ambitions. It’s all about matching what matters to you with what matters to us. Let’s explore what matters!


As one of the world’s largest diversified chemical companies, we activate the power of human capital to address society’s future challenges. Through partnerships, we enable life-saving medical innovations and help fight world hunger. We are driving the circular economy for the benefit of communities and our planet through sustainability initiatives, such as our TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio.  Our success is built upon the collective excellence of our 32,000 employees in 50+ countries.  Our values – Inspire, Engage, Create, and Deliver – are the foundation of our success. To learn more about these and how we strive to Be the Impact, click here.


Our purpose is "Chemistry that Matters". This is what drives us to do what we do. "Chemistry" goes beyond applying science and technology to enhance the supply of essential materials to the world. It is how we work, to build long-lasting relationships of trust. “What Matters” is making a meaningful impact for the world – through the customers and communities we collaborate with, so that we succeed and grow together.


It is all about matching what matters to you with what matters to us. We are mindful about the importance of the team we are building and how our team members impact to our culture.   We believe that good ideas come from anywhere, being inclusive to diverse perspectives is stimulating, encourages innovation and is critical to our mission. Let us explore this together!



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Job Summary

The embedded Analytical Sciences organization helps drive business growth by applying a broad set of characterization capabilities to challenging research problems arising during process and product development, manufacturing, and commercial operations. Due to growth and expansion of on-site activities, we are currently seeking an analytical chemist to join our team of scientists at the Selkirk, NY site. As part of the Analytical team, you will collaborate with our internal customers (e.g., product developers, process technologists and engineers, application specialists, commercial teams) to find innovative solutions to challenging problems, advance Specialties’ research programs, develop intellectual property, and address customer and manufacturing issues. Our renovated labs are well-equipped and include a wide range of analytical instrumentation.


How You Can Be the Impact

  • Apply gas chromatography and mass spectrometry expertise to identify and quantify volatile and semi-volatile small molecules related to polymers.
  • Execute required routine and non-routine chromatographic techniques. Develop new methods as needed. Communicate key findings, data-based conclusions, and recommendations orally and in writing.
  • Seek out, evaluate, and establish new characterization capabilities that benefit the business. Update strategic plans for the chromatography area.
  • Maintain a productive laboratory workspace, including troubleshooting and repairing instrumentation, with relentless attention to safe laboratory practices and conditions.


What Matters to SABIC

  • PhD degree, or MSc degree with 5+ years of experience, in Chemistry or a related field with a focus on Separations.
  •  Gas chromatography application and method development expertise.
  • Small molecule mass spectrometry techniques and data interpretation skills.
  • Ability to troubleshoot mass analyzers, such as Waters, Agilent, or Thermo.
  • Use of relevant data acquisition and processing software, such as ChemStation and MassHunter.
  • Strong motivation to learn new technologies and concepts and continuously improve, including expanding into liquid chromatography and growing into an expert.
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills.Strong project management skills
  • Outstanding ability to interface and work across functions.
  • Enter MINIMUM (not desired) major job requirement #7 here.
  • Experience with identifying compounds by mass fragmentation patterns.
  • Experience with various sample introduction techniques, such as pyrolysis, thermal desorption, and headspace.
  • Experience with method qualification protocols, round robins, design of experiments (DOE), and statistics.
  • Knowledge of polymers systems, polymer separations, and other polymer characterization techniques.


Eligibility Requirements

  • You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the “Apply Now/Apply” option on this page.
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work for SABIC in the United States on a full-time basis.


This role is on our Technical Career Ladder (OR MDCP) and the salary range listed reflects multiple grades. Candidates will be evaluated based on their education, experience and skill level. Future pay increases are annual based on performance.”


Work Availability

Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this position. Applicants must be regularly available and willing to work (e.g. Monday – Friday)] during assigned hours of operation and such other hours as the company determines are necessary or desirable to meet business needs


We are proud to be a diverse and an equal opportunity employer .We are fully committed to a culture of respect and inclusion.





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