Analytical Staff Scientist

Job location:
Johns Creek, Georgia, USA
Created moment:
March 15, 2023
Job reference:
REQ - 07072

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
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The Position

Analytical Staff Scientist

Job Summary


Imerys, world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry,is hiring an
Analytical Staff Scientist for our John’s Creek, GA location. This position will play a
vital role within the Analytical Group contributing towards Imerys’ mining operations,
innovation, and customer support projects; these projects relate to applications such as
plastics, paint, rubber, catalysts, paper, health, beauty & personal care, etc. As a
member of the Analytical Group, an ideal candidate would have a passion for delivering
accurate results in a timely manner.


● Conduct or assist with laboratory testing in an accurate and timely manner on a variety of analytical tools for the purpose of mineral physical property characterization and/or research project support. Analytical instrumentation may include particle size distribution (by sedimentation, laser diffraction, and/or sieve analysis), BET surface area and porosity, density measurements, 

color/brightness analysis, and thermal analysis, X-ray diffraction, 

optical/polarizing light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray fluorescence, FTIR spectroscopy, etc. 

● Complete sample preparation, which may include crushing and grinding of ore samples, polishing, working with chemicals, and various other sample preparation techniques. Coordinate submission of samples to external laboratories if needed. 

● Assist with sample database log-in and organization of projects throughout stages of preparation, analysis, and reporting. Assist with organization of raw data files, calculation files, reports, standard test methods, standard operating procedure, and/or work flow diagrams, according to ISO quality systems/good laboratory practices (GLP). 

● Follow written test methods and standard operating procedures accurately during analysis; assist with updating existing or developing new test methods/operating procedures as needed. Organize inter-laboratory or intra-laboratory studies, calibrations, or other quality control related activities to validate results. 

● Record and organize data in order to assist in interpretation and reporting of results using standard internal reporting practices. 

● Coordinate with other Analytical scientists as needed to complete projects. ● Work within the Imerys Health, Safety and Environmental procedures.

● Sharing of laboratory administrative tasks, such as ordering supplies, organizing maintenance schedules, organizing sample inventory, filing, organization of equipment instructions, etc. is necessary. 

● Aptitude with laboratory equipment repair and maintenance would be beneficial; possible coordination with various building services functions such as electrical contractors, HVAC technicians, gas delivery, etc. 

● Other tasks and duties as assigned

Qualifications / Skills

 B.S. in a laboratory-based discipline (e.g. Geosciences, Chemistry, Biology, Material Science or Forensic Science). 

● 1+ years of experience with working in a laboratory environment (academic or industry-based). 

● Successful US-based candidates must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 before the employment start date unless exempted by applicable law.

Position Type

Full time



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