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Analytical Chemist

Company: HP Inc
Location: San Diego
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

At HP Inc., we exist to amaze. Through the people we hire, the experiences we enable, the way we treat our customers and each other, and ultimately through the technology we create.

Our printing technologies expand across a wide range of markets including home, office, commercial, industrial, and 3D printing. These markets present new opportunities for multi-disciplinary innovations - ink and media formulation, print heads, 3D printing powders and agents, micro-fluidics, and life sciences. San Diego Analytical Laboratories (SDAL) is a place for creative minds with the drive, energy, and inspiration to collaborate with our partners to expand printing technologies to new markets and new applications.

Job Description

This position is for an Analytical Chemist focusing on separation science (LC, GPC, GC etc.) and Mass Spectrometry (MS) using various analytical techniques and state-of-the-art instrumentations in San Diego Analytical Laboratories (SDAL). It requires specifically using MS as an unknown identification technique, method development for chromatographic separations, along with being responsible for alternate detectors for analysis, and generally supporting industrial problem solving. This position requires working with various R&D Engineers/Chemists, Product Engineers, and Analytical Scientists to develop and implement chemical and materials characterization methods and resolve technical issues using solid chemistry skills and lean problem-solving methodology in support of new printing technologies and products development, including packaging inks, Textile inks, Latex inks, 3D printing powders and agents, LEP materials, Media, and Print Head etc.


  • Work in a team environment delivering to new printing technology and product development and quality stabilization efforts
  • Reveal characteristic features through sample preparation, method development, and chemical analysis
  • Bring state-of-the-art proficiency in using analytical instrumentations, including separation science (LC, GC, GPC etc.), Mass Spectrometry, spectroscopy etc.
  • Conduct analytical analysis of specified samples using the appropriate analytical instruments, collect and analyze the data using the scientific data analysis method, well document the results and work with partners to resolve the technical challenges and issues
  • Communicate effectively with management, coworkers, partners, and suppliers
  • Summarize complex analytical data and results by highlighting impact and suggested action.
  • Provide a two-way point of contact with partner programs to ensure alignment on status and next steps. Consistently use good judgement to prioritize work and match analytical investment to business need
  • Ensure that all work carried out conforms with environmental, health and safety requirements


  • Education
  • MS or Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry or Chemistry

  • Experience
  • Minimum 3 years working experience preferable in an Industrial or Research analytical Lab.

  • Demonstrated ability of strong analytical technical skills and fundamental understanding of organic chemistry, polymer science, and analytical chemistry
  • Strong hands on experience in analytical instruments in LC-MS (including LC-QQQ, LC-Orbitrap, LC-ELSD), GPC, and GC-MS, demonstrated use of in mass spectrometry and unknown identification
  • Strong analytical, experimental, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently to achieve desired results from general objectives
  • Ability to creatively solve problems in a fast-paced product development environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to document summary reports and presentations.

About HP

You're out to reimagine and reinvent what's possible-in your career as well as the world around you.

So are we. We love taking on tough challenges, disrupting the status quo, and creating what's next. We're in search of talented people who are inspired by big challenges, driven to learn and grow, and dedicated to making a meaningful difference.

HP is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world united in creating technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere.

Our history: HP's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion - it's just who we are.

From the boardroom to factory floor, we create a culture where everyone is respected and where people can be themselves, while being a part of something bigger than themselves. We celebrate the notion that you can belong at HP and bring your authentic self to work each and every day. When you do that, you're more innovative and that helps grow our bottom line. Come to HP and thrive!

Keywords: HP Inc, San Diego , Analytical Chemist, Other , San Diego, California

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