Synthesis and Analytical R&D Specialist

Job ID: Syn_An_R&D_Spec
Arese, Italy - 

Job description & Profile

Italmatch Chemicals Group is an Italian Multinational Company, leader in manufacturing and sales of organic and inorganic specialty chemicals, polymers, lubricants and water additives. As part of our innovation strategy, we are seeking an enthusiastic & pragmatic minded scientist for the position of (m/f): Synthesis and Analytical R&D Specialist.


In straight working relation with the Global Chemical Innovation Manager and Applicative Lab Supervisor and in permanent contact with the members of the Laboratory team, you will:

  1. Identify, define new synthetic pathways related to a new raw material (i.e.: building block) opening to new high value-added products, applications and production processes.
  2. Conduct analytical laboratory work and draft reports on experimental results, pointing out potential improvements or significant deviations, particularly on samples from research lab and industrial production.
  3. Evaluate performance and stability of existing and/or innovative products.
  4. Support the team by acting a lab officer (equipment calibration, troubleshooting, LIMS)

Areas of activity

  • Organic synthesis: Research & Development of new synthetic processes.
  • Applied research and production process optimization.
  • Use NMR; ICP, FTIR, HPLC, GPC, methods for conducting non-routine analysis
  • Determination of impurities/instability/reason for customer complaints related to formulation of single products, supporting new product development and manufacturing process in plant (non-routine analysis)
  • Create formulation in labs using new developed products, evaluate physico-chemical and microbiological stability of the formulation

Main responsibilities

  1. To conduct Laboratory works on Organic Synthesis – Identification and use of new synthetic intermediates.
  2. Based on analytical results, to refine and optimise reaction conditions and establish the most appropriate conditions for synthesis thereby contributing to the reduction of production costs and the definition of the intellectual property.
  3. To contribute setup of detailed and reproducible procedures to carry out performance tests and writing reports in collaboration with the technical managers.
  4. Carry out lab activities and contributing to the setting up of new Standard Operating Procedures related to Analytical methods.

Ideal experience & Skills

Education & Experience:

  • Degree in Chemical sciences or Industrial Chemistry.
  • Experience in an industrial environment or equivalent (research lab, ….)
  • Experience in Organic chemistry synthesis (& NMR), analytical chemistry and GLP
  • Knowledge, training in the standards of the ISO9001 for research laboratory is a plus


  • Fluent in English (speaking & writing);
  • Good working knowledge of any other European languages is an asset.

Behaviour & Competences:

  • Able to articulate ideas convincingly.
  • Ability to plan and prioritize own activities.
  • Capable of working both with great autonomy, and simultaneously a good team player in an international and rapidly changing environment.
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