Research and Development Chemist

    F P Plastics Published: October 8, 2017

    Description

    Key Role:
    Conduct background research for evaluating the feasibility and commercial applications of new technological concepts. Produce and present findings and recommendations to a team of colleagues and clients. Assist with technical program management, program development, and briefing materials for R&D efforts. Maintain and leverage technical expertise and relationships in serving clients and provide technical and strategic assessments of new technologies in support of senior decision-makers.

    Basic Qualifications:
    -2+ years of experience in chemistry or material science related to electrochemical energy storage development
    -2+ years of experience with authoring technical papers, reports, or program plans for both technical and non-technical audiences
    -2+ years of experience with postdoctoral, industry research, or consulting work
    -Degree in Inorganic, Organic, or Electro-Chemistry or Materials Science

    Additional Qualifications:
    -Experience with energy-related material development, including electrochemical aspects of metallurgy, hetero- and homogeneous catalysis, polymers for high strength composites, materials corrosion and leaching, and analytical chemistry that applies to those topics
    -Experience with technical consulting
    -Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project
    -Ability to be flexible in work topics, adapt to new people and perspectives, and display enthusiasm to work in a collaborative team environment
    -Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills on complex technical subjects

    Responsibilities

    analysing samples from various sources to provide information on compounds or quantities of compounds present;
    using analytical techniques and instrumentation, such as gas and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), ion chromatography, electrochromatography and spectroscopy (infrared and ultraviolet, amongst others);
    interpreting data and meeting strict guidelines on documentation when recording data;
    reporting scientific results;
    developing techniques for the analysis of drug products and chemicals;
    working collaboratively in cross-functional teams;
    liaising with customers, staff and suppliers;
    being aware of, and keeping up to date with, health and safety issues;
    validating methods and equipment.

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