Research & Development - Atomic Spectroscopy Senio

Conserva Resources, Inc.
New Haven
Oct 17, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time

POSITION TITLE: Research & Development - Atomic Spectroscopy Senior Research Leader


LOCATION: New Haven, Connecticut (area)

COMPENSATION: Base salary: $175,000 range (based on market rate & experience)


Our client is a leader in life science and environmental applications.


The senior atomic spectroscopy research leader is responsible for driving innovation & disruptive technologies for products. This position requires thought leadership, industry expertise, customer relationships, leveraging collaboration ecosystems and driving specific research projects aligned with the product line strategies


• Identify long term customer needs, monitor technology trends & market shifts and drive research projects to deliver differentiated market products and services

• Complete competitive assessments and product tear-downs to identify gaps and opportunities.

• Mange Intellectual Property for spectroscopy product lines, including patent renewals and new patent filings.

• Collaborate with other key areas (including product development, product management, service or marketing) and identify product need and then translate those needs to plans and actions.

• Identify & engage leading external research groups for non-core and/or emerging technology areas.

• Identify, develop and manage university collaborations in relevant areas; prepare collaborative research proposals for review by leadership.

• Maintain a day to day research program in the lab environment, including resources, expenses and capital improvements.

• Provide technical oversight and guide group member activities.

• Proactively collaborate cross-functionally to product and business plans to drive profitable growth.

• Prepare research project plans; execute those plans and/or assist others in doing so.; communicate results and business significance to senior leadership accordingly.

• Work to evaluate critical projects with emphasis on speed of learning & decisions; projects should be continued, shifted or stopped as progress and learnings warrant.

• Staff of 2: Application Scientist and Optical Design Engineer.


• MS degree in Chemistry with emphasis in Spectroscopy. PhD is preferred

• 8+ years of experience in Atomic Spectroscopy.

• Technical Skills: Strong understanding of analytical and physical sciences and instrumentation with emphasis on Atomic Spectroscopy (especially AA and ICP-OES).

• Knowledge of the systems and processes required for analytical measurements, the concept of uncertainty and factors affecting signal to noise.

• Ability to identify high-risk, high reward concepts of interest. Identify innovative opportunities in adjacent technologies.

• Communication Skills: Demonstrates interpersonal skills required to interface with cross functional teams to ensure completion of initiatives.

• Management of Resources: Allocates time and resources efficiently, focusing on ever-shifting priorities; continually seeks way to improve individual/team efficiency.

• Ability to manage and lead other science professionals; identify potential candidates for open positions, justify needed positions and candidate qualifications.

• Business & Organization Knowledge: Understands our client's business and the impact of the R&D organization on the operation.

• Participate in professional societies and standards bodies (e.g. ASTM), present research papers where appropriate.

• Change Management: Exhibits an assertive personality with a strong bias for action with a results-orientation; tackles tough problems with firm deadlines.


Master's Degree