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Research Technician I

Richmond, CA

Post Date: 02/14/2018 Job ID: 161254 Industry: General

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

• Catalyst preparation and testing using a variety of reactor types
• General wet chemistry methods
• Product characterization
• Maintain a safe, clean, well-organized lab meeting all safety and environmental regulations
• Keeping chemical inventory accordingly
• Maintain data records and laboratory notebooks of sufficient quality to support processes transfer, scale-up and intellectual property protection and patent applications
• Report data in written and oral reports.

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in Chemistry or associated disciplines with a specialty in inorganic materials synthesis and characterization
  • Minimum of 0-2+ years laboratory experience
  • Preferred experience in related disciplines
  • Strong background in laboratory experimental work and basic laboratory skills in the areas of inorganic and organic chemistry
  • Good understanding and experience of general laboratory wet chemistry methods
  • Good understanding of pressure/temperature synthesis experiments, including autoclaves
  • Ability to work with complex tasks, complex projects, and multiple tasks at the same time
  • Good computer skills are required – competent in standard Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Ability to devise experimental protocols and conduct laboratory and bench-scale research
  • Ability to collaborate and coordinate research activities with other internal and external researchers
  • Ability to identify and propose new research and technology development ideas in collaboration with other researchers and operations and engineering personnel
  • Must be able to interface with other skill sets within research and project teams and effectively integrate key models and data in a timely manner to support team activities and decisions
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong reporting/analytical skills.
  • Candidate should have a demonstrated ability to work within a diverse work team.
  • Familiarity with solving algebraic equations and understanding material balance concepts
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and communication well. 
  • Demonstrated ability to adhere to safety culture.
  • Ability to lift at least 45 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with small scale production of solid materials and solid materials handling
  • Experience in separating and purifying metals from complex solutions.
  • Synthesis of heterogeneous catalyst materials or similar solid materials
  • Familiarity with computer controlled equipment, spreadsheets and word processing.

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