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Analytical Chemist

Tidal Vision
Tidal Vision
Job Functions:
Product, Data Science
Employment Types:
Bellingham, WA, USA
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If this is a position that appears to be a good fit, we welcome you to apply by downloading the application. Please upload three documents with your first and last name in each file: a resume, a cover letter, and the complete application.


Tidal Vision is committed to diversity and inclusion for all employees. This is a learning process that involves examining our own habituated ways of working and shifting to ways of working that will not only attract but also sustain engagement and employment based regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran, uniformed service member. Achieving equity is our goal. We invite all who are willing to join in our commitment to apply and help shape our ongoing efforts.

Tidal Vision

In 2015, Tidal Vision began its revolutionary journey as the only US manufacturer of chitosan, an all natural biopolymer that is upcycled from food byproducts and is used to displace synthetic chemicals across several industries. At Tidal Vision we believe nature does it better. We provide several major industries across the globe with natural, non-toxic biopolymer solutions to displace synthetic, and often toxic chemicals. We are experiencing exponential growth and are building our team. We are looking for team members who will elevate our team to the next level and who would excel in our company culture.

Job Description

Job Title: Analytical Chemist

Location: Bellingham, WA

Reports To: Chief Product Officer

Status: Exempt, Salary

Salary: $70,000+/year base salary DOE, plus full benefits


A successful AC will spend the majority amount of time compiling and analyzing polymer chemistry data. They will work closely with the existing Development Team members to understand samples and projects currently being pursued and will be in charge of providing the required level of analytical data from experiments. A successful candidate will play a role in experimental planning to ensure that the experiments will output analytes for analysis that are desired for R&D purposes. Will ensure that the procedures, experiments, analysis data are well documented. He/she will be responsible to work with the lab team to ensure all AC equipment is well maintained. Will be responsible for writing reports that support R&D studies.


  • Responsible for the analysis of chitosan or other samples
  • Function as a team member of the Development team staff
  • Maintain Development Department analytical equipment
  • Report results of the analysis to Development Department staff
  • Responsible for documentation of calibration checks and other quality management systems.
  • Responsible for analytical method development and documentation in the form of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and work instructions (WIs)
  • Statistical analysis and interpretation of data
  • Prioritizes tasks and effort to align with project objectives.
  • Ensures all work areas are kept clean, organized, operational & safe for all team members, guests of Tidal Vision, and contractors.
  • Ensures that all work environments, practices, procedures, and interactions are safe and productive.
  • Perform routine and non-routine tests and analyses using the appropriate technical equipment and instruments


  • Tier 1: BS Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related field. 4+ years of work experience operating and maintaining analytical equipment (C-NMR, FTIR, GPC, SEM, Viscometry, Rheology, MS, etc.) and interpreting data.

  • Tier 2: BS Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related field. 6+ years of work experience operating and maintaining analytical equipment and interpreting data. Demonstrated capability for method development and establishment of new analytical services (understanding of equipment capabilities to expand lab capabilities)Or graduate with 3+ years working experience operating and maintaining analytical equipment and interpreting data.

  • Tier 3: Graduate degree in Chemistry with a focus on analytical chemistry, the experience of focus on biopolymers is a plus demonstrated capability for method development and establishment of new analytical services (understanding of equipment capabilities to expand lab capabilities).

  • All Tiers: Experienced in the use and maintenance of GPC/SEC, FT-IR, UV-Vis, including sample preparation and spectra interpretation.

  • All Tiers: Experienced in the use of chemical analysis equipment including, but not limited to, solution-state NMR, mass spectrometry, Inductively Coupled Plasma spectrometry.


This role is performed on-site in a laboratory and an office setting. This position requires dexterity in handling samples and materials. Must be able to follow safety protocol and have a high standard of maintaining clean and organized workspaces and bench space. Must be adept and willing to work with computer tools, including but not limited to Excel, PowerPoint, video conferencing, and a range of statistical analysis tool skills will be preferred. Must be adept and willing to work as a part of a team and be a proactive communicator and member.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.


If you feel that you are a fit for this position, please complete this application (click to download) and upload it along with a cover letter, and resume. You can also email all three documents to jobs@TidalVisionUSA.com.

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