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Application Scientist Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES) / Chemical Gas Analysis (CGA)

Application Scientist Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES) / Chemical Gas Analysis (CGA)

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As one of the world’s leading analytical instrumentation companies, Bruker covers a broad spectrum of advanced solutions in all fields of research and development. All our systems and instruments are designed to improve safety of products, accelerate time-to-market and support industries in successfully enhancing quality of life. We’ve been driving innovation in analytical instrumentation for 50 years now. Today, worldwide more than 6,000 employees are working on this permanent challenge, at over 70 locations on all continents.


The Application Scientist OES/CGA is responsible for application development, according to new analytical requirements based in our center of excellence for Optical Emission Spectroscopy  and for Elemental Analysis in Madison (Wisconsin) in the following industrial markets: Metal production and processing, Metallurgic, Ceramics, Environmental, Petrochemical, primarily.


In addition, he/she will be responsible for testing of new products as well as supporting field sales, customer training and customer support via, phone, webex and on-site, and development methods and the associated documentation. Analytical techniques involved include: Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES), Combustion Gas Analysis (CGA) to determine the elemental concentration of Carbon, Sulfur, Oxygen, Nitrogen and Hydrogen.


Essential duties include:

  • Analysis of customer samples as sales as part of the sales process, creation of analytical reports and support of sale as required from an application standpoint
  • Development of application requirements = APP Notes for marketing purposes and as sales support
  • Application and instrument testing prior to new development releases
  • Development / testing of new applications, if necessary in cooperation with customers, presentations internally and on external events (symposiums, workshops, conferences)
  • Equipment demonstrations for customers, together with sales and channel partners in Europe
  • Customer and / or sales trainings regarding applicative questions
  • Installation Trainings and applicative support of new and existing customers and channel partners
  • Travel both domestically and internationally is required


  • Degree in a scientific area like Materials Engineer - Metallurgy or related field with a reasonable experience in laboratory work covering gas phase handling and spectrometry (IR, MS); Master's Degree preferred.
  • Ability to experiment, test, diagnose, troubleshoot complex application projects
  • Solid understanding of metal analysis
  • Advanced user of MS Office is a must
  • Experience with analytical instrumentation software and signal processing, peak fitting procedures required
  • Basic programming skills and knowledge of SAP ERP preferred
  • Organizational abilities and self-motivation skills
  • Positive attitude and strong sense of commitment for teamwork and collaboration
  • Good communication skills needed for a wide range of knowledge levels with suppliers, consultants, in-house staff and customers
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally 30% of time or more as needed
  • Driving license class B is a must
  • English fluency in reading and writing is mandatory
  • Additional languages like Spanish or others are preferred


Bruker Corporation offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including medical, dental, 401(k), paid vacation, holidays, and tuition assistance (as applicable).


Bruker is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.


Certain positions at Bruker require compliance with export control laws and as a result, all interviewed candidates for all positions will be screened pre-interview to determine their eligibility in light of export control restrictions.