Quality Control Scientist

Experience Level

Senior Level


California, USA



Date Posted

24 February 2023

Job Summary

The Scientist will be responsible for method development and validation for numerous instruments including GC-MS, ICP-OES and Ion Chromatography. This individual will also prepare and review technical documents, including validation protocols/ reports and test procedures.


  • Salary:
    • $80,000.00 – $120,000.00 per year
  • Benefits:
    • 401(k)
    • Health insurance
    • Paid time off
  • Schedule:
    • 8 hour shift
  • Ability to commute/relocate:
    • Chico, CA 95928: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
  • Education:
    • Bachelor’s (Required)
  • Experience:
    • Analytical chemistry: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Work Location:
    • One location

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support the development & validation of GC-MS, ICP-OES and Ion Chromatography methods for the quantitation of small and large molecule impurities.
  • Support the chemical testing of materials for use in lithium-ion batteries
  • Prepares and reviews technical documents, including validation protocols and reports, analytical test procedures, investigation reports, and change controls.
  • Help develop product specification criteria and establish criteria for minimum product quality standards
  • Employs and supports the development of Quality Assurance tools and philosophy (PFMEA, SOPs, auditing, etc.) to drive continuous improvement in process, product, and personnel; leverages tools and knowledge to proactively mitigate risks.

Required Qualifications

  • Expertise with method development and validation
  • BS + 10+ years of experience, MS + 5+ years of experience or PhD + 2 years of experience
  • A proven track record of analytical method development
  • Ability to work independently, and to present analytical results and conclusions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal are required.
  • Ability to design, follow and review protocols, scientific methods, and departmental procedures.
  • Experience with GC-MS & ICP-OES method development & validation
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Independent, accountable, attention to detail, ability to effectively balance multiple projects, and strong interpersonal/communication skills are required.
  • Must be highly motivated and self-directed
  • Demonstrates good interpersonal skills and works well with personnel at all levels.
  • Experience with Lithium-ion Batteries and Electrolytes is Plus.

Desired Characteristics

  • Strong Leadership skills
  • Strong organization skills
  • Strong problem-solving abilities
  • Strong interpersonal skills

How to Apply

Qualified applicants are referred to send their applications to Beth Votaw at evotaw@nanotechenergy.com In the subject of the email, please indicate which position you are applying to.


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