Microtrace is seeking an experienced chemist who is interested in applying his/her knowledge, experience, and creativity to the solution of industrial and forensic problems. Applicants should possess the skills of an analytical chemist, but also have knowledge in and experience with chromatographic, spectroscopic and classical chemical methods. Familiarity with quantitative methods is assumed, but the ideal candidate would have a strong background in qualitative analysis with an application of skills to the identification and sourcing of small particles, trace amounts of unknown samples, and the components of complex mixtures. Applicants should possess the experience of at least 10 years of professional employment in the field.
We, here at Microtrace, enjoy the work we perform, which exploits both the enthusiasm and imagination of an applied scientist. The problems we are asked to help solve range from the forensic analysis of microscopic evidence (often in high profile criminal cases) to the authentication of antiquities, to issues with industrial processes.
If you believe that you are qualified and interested in joining our scientific staff, we would like to talk with you. Staff are supported by a state-of-the-art microanalytical laboratory, advanced training conducted by specialists from around the world, and the opportunity to present and publish applied research. We offer merit based compensation, company contributed retirement, and paid medical benefits.
If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter and resume through our online form.
Each summer we offer one to two interns the opportunity to work on research projects at Microtrace. Projects are defined based on applicants interests and background and our current research needs. We consider college and graduate students with a relevant scientific background. Non-summer internships can be arranged on a case-by-case basis. Internships leading to or supporting research at the Masters or Doctoral levels can be arranged.
If you would like to apply for an internship position, please submit a cover letter stating your interests and background along with a CV and transcript. Materials can be submitted through our online form or via email.