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Johnson Matthey Kilo Chemist in Devens, Massachusetts

Kilo Chemist

Location US - Devens, MA

Sector Health

Requisition Number 13934

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Johnson Matthey (‘JM’) is a global leader in science that enables a cleaner and healthier world. With over 200 years of sustained commitment to innovation and technological breakthroughs, we improve the function, performance and safety of our customers’ products. Our science has a global impact in areas such as low emission transport, pharmaceuticals, chemical processing and making the most efficient use of the planet’s natural resources. Today more than 14,000 Johnson Matthey professionals collaborate with our network of customers and partners to make a real difference to the world around us.

Under the direction of a Principal Scientist, works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangible variables and insightful application of theoretical knowledge.

Key Responsibilities

  • Independently synthesize, purify, and analyse chemical intermediates and target compounds.

  • Synthesize chemical intermediates or active pharmaceutical, crystallization, and distillation techniques.

  • Analyze and identify compounds utilizing a range of analytical techniques.

  • Keep accurate, legible, and complete records of all experiments and observations.

  • Generate written progress reports and present scientific results to team members.

  • Exhibit a high level of safety awareness and conduct lab operations in a safe manner.

  • Assist with keeping well-maintained and clean laboratories.

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  • Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry.

  • Prior basic laboratory skills and a working theoretical knowledge of organic chemistry desired.

  • Experience working in a Kilo-Lab environment or GMP experience is a plus.


  • Ability to read and interpret English-language chemical periodicals, scientific journals, and regulatory documents.

  • Ability to write clear and concise technical reports.

  • Working knowledge of common MS Windows-based software and statistical software is required.



Johnson Matthey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Johnson Matthey does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by law.