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Ecolab Inc NMR Spectroscopist in Eagan, Minnesota

With annual sales of $15 billion, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. Our 49,000 associates help make the world cleaner, safer and healthier by delivering critical insights and innovative solutions to help our customers achieve clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments at nearly three million customer locations in more than 170 countries. We currently seek a highly capable individual with expertise in both solid and solution state NMR spectroscopy to join our Global Analytical and Microbiological Services team. The successful candidate will utilize NMR spectroscopy to provide solutions and support to new product development, regulatory, technical service, and manufacturing teams globally. The NMR network within our 240+ strong Global Analytical and Microbiological Services team is comprised of six associates based at our research centers in Minnesota (Eagan), Illinois (Naperville), and Texas (Sugar Land) and includes six spectrometers from Bruker (500 MHz, 2x400 MHz), Varian (500), and JEOL (300 MHZ, 400 MHz). The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for NMR spectroscopy at our Eagan, MN site, including contributing to maintenance and upkeep of the three instruments at this site (a new Bruker 400 Advance, a JEOL 400, and a JEOL 300 dedicated to solid state). What you will do: Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams of scientists in support of Ecolab's research and development and customer service activities Develop new methods or apply existing methods to solve problems to benefit our internal and external customers Explore the use of NMR to determine cause and effect relationships and the role of NMR in product development via structure activity relationships Interpret quantitative and qualitative experimental data and communicate results clearly to peers, customers, and project teams in written reports and oral presentations Coordinate and communicate testing with other lab members to ensure that timelines are met on research projects and analytical customer support Actively engage in development and validation of new analytical test methods that meet our strategic business needs Mentor junior scientists Embrace Ecolab's safety culture Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Chemistry Post-graduate work experience Experience working with advanced NMR techniques for organic structural characterization Experience in NMR theory including correlation spectroscopy, relaxation and diffusion Preferred Qualifications: 1+ years of experience in developing solid state NMR methods and interpreting results Experience working with JEOL and Bruker NMR Instruments Demonstrated experience in a variety of orthogonal analytical chemistry techniques (e.g., LC-MS, MALDI-MS, HPLC) Strong knowledge of structural organic chemistry / organic synthesis, water-soluble polymers, and/or surfactant chemistry Experience with statistical approaches to the analysis of NMR data Ecolab is an EOE M/F/V/D

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