Waters Corporation

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Senior Scientist

Senior Scientist

System ID 
Company Name 
Waters Division
Product Management and Applications
Job Locations 
Employment Type 
Regular Full-Time
Job Location : Country (Full Name) 
United Kingdom

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Company Description

For over 50 years, Waters Corporation has developed innovative analytical science solutions to support customer discoveries, operations, performance, and regulatory compliance. Specifically, the company designs, manufactures, sells, and services high performance liquid chromatography, ultra performance liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry technology systems and support products primarily in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. Our innovations enable significant advancements within the pharmaceutical, life science, biochemical, industrial, food safety, environmental, academic and government industries. Waters is a publicly traded corporation (NYSE:WAT) with more than 6,500 employees and is represented in more than 100 countries around the world.




Waters Wilmslow site is the largest site globally committed to the support and development of Mass Spectrometry systems. This fantastic site is designed to create and support connectivity and efficiency by enabling us to embrace more collaborative ways of working and focus more on customer needs, quality and continual improvement in the way we innovate and design our products and systems.  This site not only brings advantages that benefit our own employees, but also provides a high-tech center for customers. 


A custom built Center of Excellence

Driving innovation in the birthplace of Mass Spectrometry
State of the art customer demonstration laboratories
Investing in world changing research development and manufacturing
Science in harmony with a sustainable world


Waters Corporation is currently looking for a Senior Scientist to join our Scientific Operations organization.  In this role, the individual will  provide scientific contribution which impacts product development and business outcomes, and positions Waters as the leading specialty measurement company.  This includes developing new science, technologies, methods and practices, as well as the generation and presentation of scientific content using Waters product portfolio to support business activities.


  • Generate appropriate technical marketing content in line with the annual business plan, enabling the development of marketing initiatives to support Field Marketing and Sales activities.
  • Develop a deep understanding of customer’s science objectives through collaborations, while maintaining an awareness of competitor activities to support Materials business objectives.
  • Work collaboratively in a highly matrixed organisation with other professionals throughout the organisation to ensure transfer of best practices and overall science development.
  • Provide disciplinary scientific leadership which significantly impacts Materials projects and the wider scientific community by patenting and/or publishing scientific articles and reviews in internationally recognised journals.
  • Identify, champion and develop new scientific ideas whilst advising on existing research and development activities.
  • Undertake overseas travel in support of Materials activities and present Materials applications and Waters technologies at seminars and conferences.


  • A degree in a science subject with a higher degree preferred, in addition to sufficient work experience and knowledge gained in an appropriate environment to make a significant contribution within a world-class science organisation.
  • Proven practical experience of developing separations and/or mass spectrometry methods for materials, chemical or industrial applications using Waters or other related technologies.

  • Proven practical experience in general analytical laboratory procedures, including sample preparation and sample extraction.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and evidence of building good working relationships with collaborators.

  • Must be a self-starter and have excellent organisational, team working and networking skills.