Senior Analytical Chemist in Lagos, Nigeria

Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

  • Familiar with and has experience in fire science and/or UL certification testing and capable of problem solving using reliable analytical data obtained by various analytical techniques (X-ray fluorescent, inductively coupled plasma instrumentation, etc).
  • Must write clear and concise reports from analysis of the data.
  • Responsible for providing timely responses to internal and external requests and for providing accurate quotes for external customer projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Knowledge of UL certification testing.
  • Ability to execute testing in the area of Polymer fire science utilizing Cone Calorimeter, Oxygen Index and other tests to resolve issues.
  • Understand chemistry as it relates to flammability of polymers.
  • Responsible for the safe operation of the XRF and ICP labs providing solutions for problems involving metals analyses.
  • Understand inorganic chemistry as it relates to the performance of polymers.
  • Provides project management for analytical projects from within the organization as well as from external customers.
  • Prepares and presents technical documents to customers.
  • Perform the routine and experimental analytical methods and protocols in an accurate and reproducible manner.
  • Contributes ideas to members of a group formed to resolve analytical problems.
  • Sets priorities for analytical projects to help bring them to completion in a timely fashion.
  • Assists senior scientists within the group as the demands of the businesses change.
  • Directs the work of junior staff assigned to them.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or other related field.
  • Advanced Degree is a plus.

Technical Competence:

  • Can apply multiple theories and concepts in experimentation and trouble-shooting.
  • Has more in-depth scientific understanding and relevant experience.
  • Has technical proficiency to be self-sufficient.
  • Understands Design of Experiment.
  • Work speed is faster with better accuracy.
  • Familiar with EHS standards and codes.

Leadership Skills:

  • Understands customer requirements and translates them into technical projects.
  • Capable or leading project teams.
  • Expands technical network beyond his/her own Business Unit.
  • Capable of developing new tests and approaches.
  • External Awareness
  • Developing network of customer and vendor contacts.
  • Growing understanding of customer markets and applications.
  • Has attended conferences and industry shows and begun to build market knowledge and trends.
  • Has visited customers and presented technical work.


  • Gets buy-in from others for personal projects.
  • Comfortable giving oral presentations.
  • Provides clear communication on larger projects to wider audiences.


  • Had demonstrated ability to complete more complex experimentation/projects on time and within budget.
  • Completed projects have resulted in direct financial gains for Business Unit.
  • Clearly understands how project outcome impacts business unit top and bottom lines..

Business Acumen:

  • Can explain PolyOne’s strategies externally from a high level.
  • Aware of testing and other technology costs and strives to minimize them.
  • Aware of options of IP protections.
  • Provides necessary input for technician performance.
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