Team Leader – Application Science and Business Development 

Leadership / Management
Plainview, New York
New York
Matthew Rollinson

Team Leader – Application Science and Business Development 

Permanent role 

$120,000 + bonus + 401k + Vacation 

Long Island, New York


This role is working with a global client headquartered in Germany with sites worldwide. They are recruiting in Long Island for their Chemistry and Petrochemistry vertical.  


They manufacture a range of on-line spectrophotometers, utilising UV-Vis, NIR, Raman and LIBS methodologies. Their technology enables real-time process verification and provides the time-crucial chemical any physical measurements. 


They have a fantastic company culture combined with a global footprint, valuing trust, accountability, integrity, passion, perseverance, continuous improvement, customer focus and service and innovation. The company is strongly growing. 


Their clients are in the semiconductor manufacturing space, thin film technology, fine-chemistry, petrochemical, food, pharmaceuticals, and others.


They are seeking a Team Leader for Application Science and Business Development.



What you’ll do: 



Working from their site in Plainview, New York, this role will work in a company of 100, of which around 30 will work closely, focussed on the design and development of upstream and downstream chemical monitoring apparatus. 


This will require a deep understanding of optical spectroscopy and other analytical instrumentation. You will be developing tailored analysers, to work in chemistry processes, as part of this, there will be benchmarking tests on their efficacy either on site or in an outsourced laboratory depending on the analysis needed. Core duties are as follows: 


• Application Science (Lab work required either at our premises or at an outsourced laboratory: feasibility studies, wet chemistry analyses (GC, HPLC), spectroscopic data analysis, collaboration with chemometricians) 

• Application Marketing (generating Application Marketing Slide Decks, Application Notes, White Papers, contributing to our newsletter) 

• Design-In of tailored spectrometer system/on-line analyzer into chemistry factory (from feasibility study to IQ, OQ, PQ and plant installation) 

• Business Development (no lead generation necessary, but willing to regularly check in and follow up with prospective customers) 

• Revenue Responsibility for segments Chemistry & Petrochemistry 

• Holding webinars and/or exhibiting at trade shows and similar events (during normal times) 

• Travelling time currently 0, might go up to 20-30% towards end of the year 2021 

• Territory: The Americas with a focus on USA and Canada. 

• Currently one direct report (Application Scientist and Business Development Manager) 



Your background: 



We are seeking someone who can relocate to our clients site in Plainview, New York and we are seeking someone who has experience of working in the industry within a similar field as this is a senior level role within the business, reporting into upper management. We anticipate interested candidates as having the following profile, naturally there is some flexibility on offer here and LiCa Scientific looks forward to hearing from interested parties. 



• PhD in chemistry with focus on analytical chemistry 

• Deep Proficiency and 5-10 years hands-on experience esp. in optical, molecular spectroscopy (esp. UV-VIS, NIR and Raman) 

• Professional expertise and 5-10 years experience at an On-line Analyzer Manufacturer in the oil & gas space or spectroscopy-related role at chemistry or petrochemistry corporation 

• Business Acumen, Talent and Drive for Business Development 

• Skilled in generating PowerPoint presentations 

• Excellent language, communication and presentation skills in front of bigger audiences 

• Combines scientific and sales skills to successfully design-in process instruments into industry automation environments 

• Basic experience in Project Management 

• Perseverance when it comes to complex scientific and technological projects 

• Ability for team work (in order to collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team (chemists, physicists, electrical, optical engineers and also Sales Development Representatives)



On this occasion LiCa Scientific is acting as an employment agency. 



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