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Formulation Chemist, Land O'Lakes, Inc. (posted 10/30/21)
River Falls, WI

Position Summary:

The Formulation Chemist will assist the senior chemistry members in development, analytics, and scale up of various formulations in the areas of herbicide, insecticides, fungicides, adjuvants/surfactants, plant nutrition, plant growth regulators, seed care and yield enhancement biologicals products throughout the discovery, product development and market development phases.  Will lead minor projects like technical validation with the expectation that there will be more than half of their time as autonomous. Tasks will include safely reformulating and building new formulations including emulsion concentrates, suspension concentrates, soluble liquids, chelated metals, micro emulsions, water dispersible granules, water soluble granules, and other formulation types.  Following appropriate methods as designed and determined with the expectation to be able to follow through on logical next steps. Contribute to the overall cleanliness and maintenance of the chemistry labs.


Scale up materials in a timely manner for field, pilot lab, and chemistry lab experiments.


Position will also assist research managers in conducting experiments to meet demands of the product development group in the areas of controlled environments, local field testing, seed care labs, and wind tunnel.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or relevant field.

  • 4 years of laboratory experience

  • R&D experience with organization skills, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work in a fast paced team environment


  • Good, analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills

  • Experience with experimental design or design of experiment training

  • Project management experience

  • Able to work with little to no over-sight

  • Work with technicians and provide minor coaching

  • Effective communication skills

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Flexibility in being able to change daily tasks

  • Time management

  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry

  • 5 years of laboratory R&D experience

  • 2 years of R&D experience in diverse ag formulation which include but not limited to suspension concentrate, suspoemulsion, soluble liquid, soluble powder, wettable granule, wettable powder, emulsifiable concentrate, microemulsion, oil dispersible, micro encapsulation, capsule suspension and emulsion.

  • Knowledge of surface tension chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry, micelle chemistry, complex ion equilibria, and biochemistry in order to formulate and solve formulation needs.

  • Knowledgeable in lab processes, OSHA requirements, industry processes, and industry standards through government organizations and industry groups such as AAPFCO, ASTM, CIPAC, CPDA-AIC, etc.


  • Understanding of the agriculture business and its products

  • Act with integrity, deliver results, and demonstrate thought leadership

  • Microsoft software skills

  • Statistical analysis software skills

  • DOE and formulation development experience

  • Travel 5%

How to Apply:

To apply, visit the following website:

Analytical Chemist, Innovatech Labs (posted 11/18/21)

Innovatech Labs is a contract analytical lab providing specialized materials analysis for manufacturing companies in a wide range of industries for over 30 years. Innovatech Labs is a strong supporter or work-life balance for our employees and as such provides flexible work hours and generous PTO along with health insurance, HSA savings plan with employer contributions and a SAR-SEP with matching employer contributions of 2%. 


Innovatech has an opening for an Analytical Chemist who will perform DSC, TGA and FTIR. The candidate must have a strong background in thermal analysis and some knowledge of FTIR. Experience with a microscope attachment to an FTIR, h-ATR accessories and Know-It All search program is a plus. 


Experience with any of the following techniques is desirable but not necessary: IC, GC/MS, AUGER, and/or ESCA.


The applicant must have excellent communication skills and be able to write clear and concise lab reports including any details that may be pertinent to resolving the customer's issue. Experience in a manufacturing setting can be helpful to relate to our customer's needs.


We will consider both full time and part-time applicants.


Please submit your resume, salary requirements and preference of full time or part time to:

Instructional Academic Staff Opening, University of Wisconsin - River Falls (posted 11/18/21)

Position Summary: The Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology offers a wide range of courses to support its majors, other majors with chemistry requirements and the General Education Program. We are currently looking for a qualified candidate to teach a "Foundations of Analytical Chemistry" lecture and lab course during spring semester, beginning January 24, 2022.

Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses as assigned by the Chemistry and Biotechnology Chair, which will include Analytical Chemistry (lecture and lab) and may also include General Chemistry I and II (lab).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The following qualifications are required:

  • Ph.D., MS or MS equivalent in Analytical Chemistry (or related specialization) at the time of applicatoin

  • Strong interest and ability to teach Analytical Chemistry and other introductory undergraduate chemistry courses

The following qualifications are preferred:​

  • Documented evidence of successful teaching at the college level

  • Experience using active learning strategies in the classroom/lab

How to Apply:

To apply, visit the following website:

Postdoctoral Researcher, Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota (posted 11/18/21)
Austin, MN

We are currently seeking a postdoc and/or MS-level research technician with experience in mass spectrometry to work in a vibrant, multi-disciplinary environment. Our well-funded research group has numerous ongoing projects in infectious disease, cancer biology, drug discovery and metabolism, all with the ultimate goal of developing new treatments for human disease. Our team, which includes chemists, biophysicists, biochemists and biologists, work together using a best-tool-for-the-job approach. We regularly employ a wide range of tools and techniques, including those from structural biology, microscopy, chemical synthesis, mechanistic enzymology and mass spectrometry.

We are recruiting an independent, self-motivated individual to continue and expand the targeted metabolomics work in our lab. The successful candidate will design, perform and analyze data from targeted metabolomics experiments, with a particular focus on nucleotide metabolism and other related pathways. In addition, they will be responsible for conducting supporting and complementary experiments that may include cell culture, design and implementation of novel assays protein purification, and other related analytical or biophysical analyses. Because of the breadth of expertise and. experience in the lab, there will be opportunities for the new team member to expand their skillset and receive training in structural biology (Cryo-EM and X-ray crystallography), drug design/development, cell biology and advanced mircroscopy, and to build upon their expertise in metabolomics and other applications of mass spectrometry.

The ideal candidate for a postdoctoral researcher position will have a PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field and have experience with research using mass spectrometry or LC-MS, preferably for targeted metabolomics. Exceptional candidates lacking mass spectrometry experience will also be considered. To be considered for the research technician position, the candidate should possess an MS in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related filed and have experience with research using mass spectrometry or LC-MS, preferably for targeted metabolomics. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated record of productivity, possess excellent communication skills, will show evidence of the ability to work independently and in small groups, and have a strong work ethic.

Our research lab is located at The Hormel Institute (HI), University of Minnesota. The HI is an independent research institute located in Southeast Minnesota that is affiliated with the University of Minnesota and is in close proximity to the Mayo Clinic. The selected candidate will receive excellent remuneration (at, or above NIH postdoctoral stipend levels) and have access to the exceptional resources available at the HI, including several shared core facilities, cutting edge computing, tremendous professional development opportunities, employee fitness facility, and dedicated housing for HI researchers located in close proximity to the institute.

Additional information about the lab can be found on the French Lab website (, and further information about the Hormel Institute can be found on the HI site ( Interested applicants can reach out to the PI (Jarrod French:, follow the links on the HI careers page, or apply directly through the University of Minnesota Jobs site (Job IDs 344412 and 344529).

The Hormel Institute and the University of Minnesota recognize and value the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting our academic and research mission. The HI and University are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. The HI and University of Minnesota provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to reach, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the UMN see

Adjunct Professor, Hamline University (posted 11/18/21)

Department of Chemistry at Hamline University has an opening for an adjunct professor to teach Analytical chemistry course (lecture and 2 lab sections). Seeking an analytical chemist or a soon to graduate analytical graduate student looking for teaching experience.

The department also has multiple adjunct needs for: non-majors intro chemistry labs, general chemistry labs (second term of general chemistry), and for organic chemistry laboratories (second term of organic chemistry). These can be for anyone with a background from intermediate chemistry graduate student to a PhD level chemist working, or retired, with an interest in teaching.

Please respond to Dr. Nick Schlotter, Hamline Chemistry Department