Element Materials Technology


Job Locations US-MI-Ann Arbor


Avomeen, proud to be a part of Element has an opportunity for a Chemist to join our rapidly growing Life Sciences group.The Chemist will test, develop and improve formulations in consumer products opportunity space, perform testing using a variety of technologies and draw conclusions based upon analytical data. Work is performed under the supervision of the lab manager.


Element’s Life Sciences group supports developers and manufacturers in the antimicrobial, food and nutraceutical, medical device, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. We provide personalized testing solutions and regulatory consulting support to validate the safety and efficacy of our clients’ products at every stage of development, production and market release. 



  • Executes projects of moderate complexity in support of client needs. Types of projects include: Product deformulation and product development, method development and validation, failure analysis and problem solving, testing of product or packaging materials for impurities and/or performance, liquid and/or solid dosage formulation, and structural characterization
  • Develops analytical methods and performs testing using a variety of technologies possibly including HPLC, LC-MS, GC, GC/MS, Microscopy, FTIR, UV, EDX, NMR, TGA, DSC and manual lab equipment.  Has learned multiple methodologies and techniques to be able to maximally contribute to the organization
  • Follows all safety requirements including wearing appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Generates client reports and supporting laboratory documentation in compliance with company SOPs
  • Takes responsibility for lab instruments and sees to their care and upkeep, engaging external vendors when appropriate

Skills / Qualifications

  • B.S, M.S. or PhD in Chemistry, Materials Science, Polymer Science or a Related Field
  • 1-3 years’ experience or knowledge of analytical chemistry techniques demonstrated through a combination of industry and academic performance
  • Ability to draw and defend conclusions based upon analytical data
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment


Company Overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 6,500 brilliant minds operating from 200 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to ‘Make tomorrow safer than today’.


When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.


While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.


Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.

TIC Council Statement

Element is proud to be a full member of the Testing, Inspection & Certification Council (the “TIC Council”), an international association representing independent testing, inspection and certification companies. 


Members of the TIC Council must implement and abide by the TIC Council Compliance Code. Element has therefore issued an overarching Code of Conduct which is supported by our Compliance Programme. A copy of the Code of Conduct and more information about our Compliance Programme can be found in the Governance and Integrity section of www.element.com


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