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Analytical Chemist Leader

Date: Dec 31, 2022

Location: Newark, Delaware, US, 19711

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Requisition  ID : 449481 

Job Description


We have an opportunity for an Analytical Chemist Leader on the Polymer Characterization team located at our Newark, Delaware or Wilmington, Delaware site.  The Polymer Characterization team is part of the Pharma Solutions business unit of International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF).  This Analytical Chemist role is to focus on the regulatory testing and method validation needs of the Pharma Solutions products.



  • Excellent people leadership for a team focused on methods and manufacturing support.
  • Understand the regulatory testing requirements for the Pharma Solutions product portfolio and ensure that production QC labs are meeting them. 
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance in relation to complex analytical testing and troubleshooting. 
  • Lead the development, validation, qualification, and documentation of analytical methods. 
  • Use the scientific method and statistical knowledge to develop experimental design and to analyze and interpret experimental results. 
  • Lead global teams to solve problems and make improvements.
  • Engage with QC laboratories to implement analytical methodologies and associated improvements.
  • Drive global technology transfer and compliance of analytical methodology to external regulations Work closely with R&D to ensure next-generation analytical needs are met.
  • Interface with R&D, TS&D, and Quality organizations to help ensure product specifications are consistent with analytical and production capability.

Job Requirements


  • Proven project leadership and people leadership experience.
  • PhD in Analytical Chemistry (or a related field) with 10 years’ experience in analytical chemistry is required. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of analytical techniques, capabilities, and statistics are required.
  • Excellent documentation (written), oral communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to solve problems and multi-task in a fast-paced rapidly changing environment.
  • Preferred experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

We are a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy. At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for an inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability.

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