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Job Opening: Microanalytical Chemist

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.

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.


Over the past 20 years, Microtrace has hosted interns from around the world. We look for students who are passionate about their work, and in return, we work with each intern to develop and run a research project of mutual interest, which expands their horizons and gives them insight into the approach we take to microanalytical problem solving. Since we typically receive more applications than we can accommodate, we look for students who have demonstrated a genuine interest in learning and developing their craft. Internships are offered year round and typically range from 2.5 to 6 months in length. Applicants must be actively enrolled in, or have recently completed, a physical science degree program (BS, MS, or PhD). Internships leading to or supporting research at the Masters or Doctoral levels can be arranged. Interns are expected to perform their work in a professional, diligent, and conscientious manner.

To apply, please contact us through our online form to receive an application.

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