Applications Chemist

Description and Requirements


Excellims is looking for an exceptional individual to join our market-driven team. The chosen candidate will join a fast-paced team of scientists and engineers dedicated to the development of next generation analytical instruments. Individual drive, flexibility, and ability to work in a dynamic entrepreneurial environment are essential. Successful candidates will be hands-on problem solvers with strong attention to detail and enthusiastically committed to learning about new technology.

The Applications Chemist will be responsible for developing new applications for Excellims products. This individual will evaluate the feasibility and performance of Excellims' products in specific application areas. The successful candidate should have an advanced degree in chemistry with work experience in pharmaceutical and/or food analysis. The Applications Chemist will work closely with the business development team to perform experimental work supporting the users of the Excellims products. The successful candidate will develop a strong understanding of Excellims overall market and application space, competitive technologies, and industry standards.

  • Ability to design experiments and work with a team to follow through to completion
  • Detailed knowledge of using various analytical techniques
  • Work with end user / customers and instrument sales channels to achieve timely and accurate analysis of samples and troubleshoot issues as they arise
  • Help with the development and optimization of analytical protocols
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills and ability to write detailed reports and technical articles
  • Write, edit, and follow standard operating procedures
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer.


Requires a degree in Analytical Chemistry or related fields; MS degree or higher is preferred. A concentration in instrumentation, especially ion mobility spectrometry, mass spectrometry and/or chromatographic instruments is desirable. The ideal candidate will have 3+ years’ experience performing laboratory experiments and developing analytical methods for instruments.


  • PhD or Master's degree in Analytical Chemistry with 3+ years hands on experience with IMS, HPLC, Mass spectrometry and/or other analytical techniques
  • Familiar with chemical analysis in an industrial, pharmaceutical or lab testing service
  • Strong communication skills with a willingness to work on product development teams and lead product development projects as needed
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Excellent time management and ability to prioritize
  • Motivation to learn new skills and willingness to take on scientific challenges

About Excellims Corporation

Founded in 2005, Excellims Corporation (Acton, Massachusetts, USA), is a world leader for ion mobility spectrometry technology. Excellims researches, develops, manufactures, and markets high performance ion mobility spectrometers (HPIMS). Excellims products offer fast and easy solutions for chemical analysis. More importantly, combined with chromatography, mass spectrometry, and other analytical technologies, Excellims’ HPIMS provides a new dimension for analytical chemical separation that is otherwise not possible in routine chemical analysis today.


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