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LanzaTech Analytical Scientist – Analytics HPLC Lab in Skokie, Illinois

Welcome to the Post Pollution Future with LanzaTech

A post-pollution world is inevitable, and people will either be part of it, or the planet will go on without us. At LanzaTech, our technology platform is transforming waste carbon into everyday products, to meet the needs of this moment. Our science is state-of-the-art, but the idea is simple. We use nature to heal nature. We capture carbon emissions which are then fed into bioreactors where trillions of carbon-hungry microbes go to work. These tiny dynamos consume the waste gases and produce valuable raw material commodities. Pure enough to be resold, repurposed, and recycled again — from sustainable jet fuel to beverage bottles, to yoga pants.

Founded in New Zealand, we are a global women-led company with an international footprint and a diverse employee population. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion are a key part of our mission and core values which we show through our hiring, our leadership, our efforts to educate internally and willingness to learn.

Now a publicly traded company on NASDAQ, come join the team as we strive to make a Post Pollution Future!

Exciting collaborations with LanzaTech (LT) CarbonSmartTM Products:

  • 2022 – H&M announced their collaboration with LT with a clothing line to be launched in 2023

  • 2022 – Coty, Inc. – LT recycled carbon ethanol to be used in majority of fragrance portfolio by 2023

  • 2022 – DrogerieMark (dm) in Germany, launched a range of packaging for their “Denk Mit” range of dish soap

  • 2022 – Danone announced a collaboration to make packaging for the Mizone water line in China

  • 2022 – Craghoppers, UK outdoor company, made a fleece from recycled carbon, to be launched in 2023

  • 2021 – Collaborations with ZARA, lululemon & L’Oréal using recycled carbon in their apparel & packaging

Notable acknowledgments:

  • 2022 – Winner of “Air” Category at the 23rd Annual Energy Globe Awards

  • 2022 – Fix Our Climate finalist for Earthshot Prize (only US company to be a finalist)

  • 2022 – Jennifer Holmgren, CEO: TiE Sustainability Entrepreneur of the Year

  • 2021 – Biofuels Digest #1 Hottest Company in Renewable Fuels, Chemicals & Biomaterials

Interested in learning more? Visit us at www.LanzaTech.com and download/stream our latest CarbonSmartTM Podcast on Apple (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/carbonsmart/id1560227716) , Google (https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9jYXJib25zbWFydC5saWJzeW4uY29tL3Jzcw) , Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/0SqUIbFgDGLdIPdxNGrD9a)  or wherever you receive your podcasts!

This position is open to candidates authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer. LanzaTech is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

About the Role

LanzaTech is offering an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join our Analytics team! The position will offer a variety of opportunities and challenges working with online and offline HPLC’s and problem solving on collaborative technology projects. The successful candidate must demonstrate a depth and breadth of knowledge in chromatography, data analysis, and problem solving in applications, HPLC hardware, and CDS software. The successful candidate will support a wide range of applications for our Fermentation and Synthetic Biology teams. This position is located at our headquarters in Skokie, IL.

Key Duties

  • Perform online and offline HPLC analyses on a variety of sample types and e xecute established robot protocols for sample preparation

  • Monitor online systems to ensure continuity in testing and data quality

  • Modify, develop, and troubleshoot methods for HPLC

  • Work collaboratively with other scientific team members, including the fermentation and synthetic biology groups, to understand the project needs, interpret complex scientific data and clearly communicate

  • Implement and configure automation via software and/or hardware

  • Assist in various parts of the Analytical department as needed

  • Troubleshoot analytical equipment, assays, and sample delivery systems to resolution

  • Drive continuous improvement in methods to improve accuracy, throughput and reduce hands on time, investigate and benchmark worldwide best methodologies

  • Understand R&D project analytical needs, interpret complex scientific data, and clearly communicate results to diverse stakeholders

    Required Qualifications

  • PhD degree in related STEM field, or BS degree plus 5+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent experience

  • 5 years of experience with method development and HPLC (operation, troubleshooting, calibration, maintenance, reporting, and repair)

  • 3 years of method development, method troubleshooting, and method optimization

  • 2 years of experience working Chromatography Software, preferably with Chromeleon 7

  • 2 years of working with clientele (internal or external)

  • Working with networked computers

  • Skillful use of Windows 10 OS

  • Capability to follow SOPs and written instructions

  • Strong organizational, time management, record keeping, and prioritization skills

  • Ability to work independently and take ownership of workflows

  • Proficient in quickly adapting to and applying scientific software such as chromatography data systems, laboratory information systems and MS Office

  • Experience working with hazardous chemicals and laboratory safety practices

  • Adaptable team player that thrives in a cutting edge, fast paced, entrepreneurial environment, where priorities can change quickly


  • GC and IC experience

  • Knowledge of hand tools and how to properly use them

  • Pipetting skills and sample preparation

  • LIMS

    Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer

  • Prolonged periods of standing in the lab

  • Occasionally lifting up to 35 lbs.


    Work Environment

  • Cubical and Laboratory

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