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Sr. Application Scientist (Gas Chromatography)

Shelton, Connecticut

On the R&D team, you’ll join 700 scientists, researchers, clinicians, software developers, data scientists and engineers who work in all phases of the product development lifecycle – including concept, planning, development and validation on new product launches and patents. Together, you’ll build next-generation solutions that contribute to food safety, diagnostic innovations, drug development, big data technologies and more. The future of environmental, human and life sciences is up to you.

  • Full Time
  • Minimal Travel

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There is a deep mutual respect for each other’s skills and contributions. Whether it’s taking on a new process skill or a new software skill, we are always moving forward so you never get bored – that’s what makes it exciting even after 30 years.

Jay Ives, Sr. Manager, Spectroscopy R&D


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Location(s) Shelton, Connecticut Status Regular Job ID JR-023349

Imagine a world where you could detect health issues sooner to treat them more effectively. Where food and water are always safe, even in remote corners of the earth. And where scientific and medical research are enhanced to solve the greatest challenges of our times. At PerkinElmer, we imagine this world every day. Then, we innovate and collaborate to make it happen everywhere.

Our dedicated team of about 14,000 employees worldwide, pioneers scientific technologies for better detection, imaging, and informatics to help our customers work to create healthier families, improve the quality of life, and sustain the well-being and longevity of people globally.

If you are seeking a meaningful, impactful, and stimulating career, look no further.

Sr. Application Scientist - Gas Chromatography

Uses knowledge of Gas Chromatography and the scientific method to design, develop, and execute studies to support applications development and method publication in BU’s key strategic segments.  Provides technical requirements to the GC product development team and is involved in the evaluation of GC technologies.  The position holder will also have responsibility for representing PerkinElmer at key conferences and trade shows.  In addition, liaising, developing, and maintaining relationships with key GC collaborators.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Executes established research plan, records data produced, and identifies issues and opportunities observed during research process. Has a good understanding of the challenges and approaches to GC optimum measurements.

  • Reviews and discuss technical briefs, provide analytical detection or sample preparation insights and resource estimates for new application work.

  • Generates applications and works with customers/collaborators to develop solutions.

  • Able to troubleshoot/diagnose problems with specific GC applications

  • Evaluates fitness for purpose of new products for key target applications  

  • Interacts with project team members and peers to anticipate and resolve day to day issues. Interact with other divisions, customers and suppliers on routine matters to achieve results.

  • Interacts, coaches and answers queries, when required, from the field or customers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD with experience related to the development and validation of methods using Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry.


  • Masters Degree and 3+ years of experience with GC in an academic, government or commercial research environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in the development of GC platforms, sample introduction techniques with demonstrable intimacy with specifying products to meet customer’s requirements and evaluating prototypes and developed products against key requirements.

  • Experience working within Federal agency requirements e.g. EPA or FDA.

  • Ability to succeed in a global fast-paced environment, working on multiple projects with constantly changing priorities and deadlines.

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent team orientation within a multi-disciplinary environment.

  • Working knowledge of electrical and mechanical engineering principles.

  • Previous experience with software development a plus.

Travel Requirements

  • Some travel required

PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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