Rigaku Americas Holding

  • Analytical Chemist

    Job Locations US-TX-The Woodlands
    Posted Date 4 days ago(3/18/2019 1:38 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Rigaku Americas Corporation, a leading worldwide supplier of analytical X-ray instrumentation is seeking an Analytical Chemist for our Houston Texas Applications laboratory. The ideal candidate will possess a degree in a physical science, and have previous analytical chemistry experience developing quantitative methods for XRF spectrometers or other analytical instrumentation.

    Previous experience within the analytical instrument industry is preferred.  The candidate should be able to develop, validate, and use innovative, state of the art analytical methods for a variety of materials/matrices.  The abilities to record, evaluate, interpret, and summarize technical data in reports; memos or other documents are a must.  The candidate should have experience independently developing and executing method protocols to guide customers in an effort to meet a variety of analytical goals.


    • Technical support of North American sales and marketing groups
    • Technical support and methods development for Rigaku’s North American customer base
    • Ability to travel extensively is required
    • Plan projects and daily activities to meet established timetables and assist in planning for meeting sales goals
    • Demonstrate the use and application of XRF instrumentation in external workshops, Web-based seminars, and in house customer visits
    • Understand and comply with Good Laboratory Practices, and Standard Operating Procedures and other Company policies and procedures
    • Document activities in technical notebooks or validated approved electronic media
    • Production and implementation of internal and external training materials relating to XRF methods and experimental techniques
    • Preparation and presentation of scientific publications
    • Collaboration with manufacturing centers both in the US and Japan regarding new product development Qualifications
    • BS, MS or Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, or related field
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required


    • BS, MS or Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, or related field.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
    • Ability to travel up to 60% required.

    Rigaku is an EEO/AA Employer Disabled/Veteran.


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