Applications Scientist in Phoenix, Arizona - #64468 | VanderHouwen

Phoenix, Arizona

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Job Id: 64468

Applications Scientist
Our client is seeking an Applications Scientist to join their team. In this role you will independently develop, validate, execute, and communicate XRF analytical method details for a variety of materials and matrices, to guide customers to meet various analytical goals, across key industries. Travel approximately 50% of the time with some overnight stays to visit and support customers.

This role is onsite in Phoenix, Arizona.

Applications Scientist Responsibilities

  • Technical sales support and methods development for their North and South American customer base.
  • Demonstrate the use and application of both WDXRF and EDXRF instrumentation/equipment at customer sites and remotely. Will also train new users and support existing ones.
  • Address application questions for potential and existing XRF customers.
  • Prepare various materials using a variety of analytical methods for analysis, including but not limited to, fine powders, pressed pellets, liquids, and other solids.
  • Document activities, processes, and results in an organized and logical fashion.
  • Produce materials for and host internal and external training relating to XRF methods and experimental techniques.
  • Build rapport with customers quickly and confidently, assisting them with questions and concerns.
  • Work collaboratively with Sales, Marketing, Service, and Business Development Teams.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction throughout all stages of the pre sales and post sales processes.
  • Understand and comply with good laboratory practices, Standard Operating Procedures, and other company policies and procedures.

Applications Scientist Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical chemistry experience.
  • Record, evaluate, interpret, and summarize technical data in reports, memos, and other documents.
  • Ability to think critically and problem-solve on the spot.
  • Ability to prioritize various workstreams concurrently.
  • Strong customer-centric mindset.
  • Ability to respond to customer requests with a sense of urgency.
  • Fluency in Portuguese and/or Spanish is a plus.

Education and Experience:

  • M.S. in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Engineering, or a related field is preferred but not required.

Salary: $105,000-$150,000 (DOE)

Benefits are available to eligible full-time employees and can include coverage for medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability, 401k with employer match, and wellness programs.

About VanderHouwen
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.

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