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PNNL logoScientist – Experimental Heterogeneous Catalysis & Electrocatalysis (Job ID 305665) (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA)

Posting date: August 11, 2016

Within the Physical Sciences Division, the Institute for Integrated Catalysis (IIC) facilitates collaborative research and development in catalysts for a secure energy future. We are seeking a mid-level research scientist to contribute to and develop a strong program in heterogeneous catalysis and electrocatalysis as part of a larger team focused on the fundamental research in bio-, homogeneous, and heterogeneous catalysis and surface science.

As a contributing heterogeneous catalysis scientist and electrochemist, this person will contribute to heterogeneous catalysis and electrochemistry efforts across the Institute for Integrated Catalysis (IIC) and will be responsible for strengthening collaborative programs in both heterogeneous catalysis and electrocatalysis. It is expected that the applicant will connect his/her research interests with other interests in the IIC, including heterogeneous catalysis, surface science, homogeneous catalysis and biocatalysis.

Preferred education and experience includes:
* PhD in chemistry, chemical engineering or a closely related discipline with at least 3 years of experience post doctorate.
* Established career in R&D, international visibility, publication record commensurate with previous activities.
* Proven ability to develop and manage scientific research.
* Experienced in managing projects and operating laboratory facilities.

About PNNL
At the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), our mission is to transform the world through courageous discovery and innovation. Our vision: PNNL science and technology inspires and enables the world to live prosperously, safely, and securely. Our values of integrity, creativity, collaboration, impact and courage provide the foundation for all we do.

For more information on these positions, including minimum qualifications and expectations, please contact:
  Gary Worrell
  Senior Technical Recruiter
  Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  P.O. Box 999, MSIN K9-21
  Richland, WA 99352
  (509) 372-4721
  gary.worrell@pnnl.gov
Or visit our jobs site at http://jobs.pnnl.gov, referencing the Job ID 305665.

 

Harvard logoPostdoctoral Research Position on Small Organic Molecule Synthetic Chemistry for Grid-Scale Electrical Energy Storage (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA)

Posting date: March 11, 2015

A postdoctoral research associate position is available for the synthesis and testing of redox-active small organic molecules for electrical energy storage, such as the quinone/hydroquinone couple used in a flow battery described in [1]. The position is for one year and may be extended for a second year if performance justifies continued funding.

The cost of wind and photovoltaic (PV) electricity have dropped so rapidly that their intermittency is the greatest remaining technical obstacle to getting the vast majority of our electricity from these safe, renewable sources. Grid-scale storage could solve this problem, but currently no cost-effective solution exists to this large-scale storage problem.

The advantages of liquid flow batteries are giving them increased attention for grid-scale electrical storage. Conventional solid electrode batteries can maintain peak discharge power for less than an hour before being drained, whereas several hours to days are required to match variable sources like wind and PV with the fluctuating demand for electricity. In a flow battery, the discharge time may be made as long as needed by increasing the size of the storage tanks for the liquid reactants and products. Liquid flow batteries can also last for many more cycles than solid batteries, whose electrodes degrade after a limited number of cycles.

With Harvard's new approach to aqueous flow battery chemistry, electrical energy is stored through electrochemical redox reactions of small organic molecules, and returned to the grid through the reversal of these reactions. This particular approach has advantages over other flow battery chemistries, including high power density, inexpensive chemicals, energy storage in the form of safer liquids, and inexpensive components. The novelty of the aqueous organic redox approach creates great opportunities for improvement of performance by the design and synthesis of new organic molecules.

This research project is a collaboration between the experimental chemistry group of Prof. Roy Gordon of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB) and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), the materials group of Prof. Michael Aziz in SEAS, and the theoretical chemistry group of Prof. Alan Aspuru-Guzik in CCB. In the Gordon lab the researcher who takes this position will synthesize molecules predicted to be advantageous by the Aspuru-Guzik group, and characterize them in collaboration with others in the Gordon and Aziz laboratories. S/he will also characterize the interaction of these molecules and their supporting electrolytes with ion-selective membranes and non-selective porous separators.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated strong skills in organic synthesis.
  • Familiarity with large-scale industrial chemistry.
  • Pragmatism in meeting project deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Availability to begin the position by July 2015.
  • All the work for a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Electrochemistry, or a related field must be completed by June 2015.

Apply:

Interested parties should send a single pdf file including a C.V., a list of publications, and a list of and contact information for at least two professional references to: synchem-postdoc@seas.harvard.edu. Make the subject line of the email message: "Postdoc in synthetic chemistry for flow batteries"

Full consideration will be given to all applications received by April 15, 2015; applications received thereafter will be considered until the position is filled. Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer. Women and underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Reference

[1] B. Huskinson, M.P. Marshak, C. Suh, S. Er, M.R. Gerhardt, C.J. Galvin, X. Chen, A. Aspuru-Guzik, R.G. Gordon and M.J. Aziz, "A metal-free organic-inorganic aqueous flow battery," Nature 505, 195 (2014). [dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature12909]

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Principal Scientist I Electrochemist, Sequencing (Mountain View, CA)

 
Posting date: July 22, 2014
 
About Roche
At Roche, 85,000 people across 150 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.
 
The Position
Genia Technologies is a biotechnology instrumentation company dedicated to making genetic testing easy and affordable. We are developing a revolutionary, low cost, portable, DNA/RNA reader that can be used to improve the lives of people in a wide variety of applications including the timely screening of newborns for diseases and the diagnosis of cancers and infectious diseases.
 
The Senior Scientist will:
    Lead efforts in modeling and characterizing electrode behavior and electrode processing
    Closely collaborate with analog systems engineers, computational biologists and experimental biochemists/biophysicists
    Engage with scientists and engineers from a variety of disciplines; as such, good communication skills are critical.
 
Who you are
You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.
Qualified candidates will:
    Have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a related field
    Several years of industrial experience is preferred
    Experience with SPICE and analog circuits is a plus
 
Roche logoThe next step is yours. To apply today, click on the "Apply online" button at this link: [http://careers.roche.com/usa/jobs/united-states/research/2963840045/principal-scientist-i-electrochemist%2c-sequencing.html].

Roche is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status.


Nanoscale Electrochemistry Postdoctoral Appointee (Albuquerque, NM)

Posting date: January 20, 2012

About Sandia
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation. We are a world-class team of scientists, engineers, technologists, post docs, and visiting researchers all focused on cutting-edge technology, ranging from homeland defense, global security, biotechnology, and environmental preservation to energy and combustion research, computer security, and nuclear defense.

To learn more, visit
California Website:   http://ca.sandia.gov/casite/ or
New Mexico Website:  http://www.sandia.gov/.

Department Description
The Nanomaterials Sciences Department 1112 performs fundamental materials research focusing on the discovery, understanding, and exploitation of properties and structures unique to the micro- and nanoscale. In particular, the focus is on research related to nano-thermal transport and energy nano-engineering. Other topics of current interest include radiation effects in materials, novel sensing approaches, solid-state carbon-based materials, and fabrication/structure innovation.

Ab initio modeling, materials synthesis, and leading-edge experimentation are all utilized to understand the behavior and performance of materials and devices at the micro- and nanoscale. Engineered defects and nanostructured materials are utilized to understand the electrical, thermal, electrochemical, magnetic, optical, and chemical properties of a wide range of materials and films. Fundamental materials properties such as stress, luminescence, fluorescence, dissipation, quantum efficiency and dynamic lifetimes are of interest, as well as materials behavior at high temperature and/or pressure and in high strength electric and/or magnetic fields.

Integration and performance of micro- and nanosystem devices are explored, as developing an understanding of the mechanisms driving materials and device aging, reliability and modification. Unique methods of preparing nanostructured materials and films are developed, and the properties of these materials are explored. New diagnostic techniques and methods are explored for these and other materials properties, while applications are developed for advanced technologies. Further information on the Center and Department are available at:  http://www.sandia.gov/pcnsc/.

How to Apply Visit Sandia's career site at http://www.sandia.gov/careers/search-openings.html, and please search for the listing: Nanoscale Electrochemistry Postdoctoral Appointee, #639341. Then follow the instructions to apply, upload a resume, and complete the submission process to indicate your interest in this position.

Job Description The Nanomaterials Sciences Department 1112 within the Physical, Chemical and Nano Sciences Center at Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico (SNL-NM), has a post-doctoral position available in the area of Nanoscale Electrochemistry.

Top candidates with Ph.D. degrees in chemistry, physics, materials science, or related fields are invited to apply. In collaboration with Nancy Missert (namisse@sandia.gov), the candidate will perform original research using in-situ techniques to investigate the mechanisms governing charge transfer and surface stability in energy storage materials.

Experience with scanning-probe microscopy (SPM), and in particular, electrochemical SPM, is highly desirable but not required. Candidates would have an opportunity to use state-of-the-art electrochemical SPM and microelectronics fabrication facilities at Sandia to perform original experimental materials research on programs funded through the Department of Energy Office of Basic Energy Sciences as well as Laboratory Directed Research and Development. thin-film growth, modification, and characterization tools.

Required

  • Candidates should have a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, materials science, or a related field.
  • The candidate will have demonstrated a strong record of original experimental work and publication in electrochemical science.
  • The candidate must have the ability to work independently, while integrating effectively into a teaming environment.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication, both oral and written skills are essential.

Desired

  • Experience in scanning-probe microscopy (SPM) and the analysis of SPM data and artifacts is highly desired, and in particular, experience in electrochemical SPM.
  • Experience with thin-film deposition, lithographic design and fabrication of samples, analysis of electrochemical data, and synthesis and handling of Li ion battery materials would be advantageous.
  • Curiosity about the world and a strong interest in connecting one's research to the larger context of science, society, and national security is an advantage.

Security Clearance Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance if required for a position.  Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for employment including access to classified information or matter. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

Citizenship
Sandia is a Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory; as such, many of our jobs require a DOE security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.  If this position requires a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted security clearance, U.S. citizenship and employee eligibility for clearance processing will be required at the time of hire. If you hold dual citizenship and you accept a job offer for a position that requires a DOE-granted security clearance, you may be asked by DOE to renounce your foreign citizenship and retain only your U.S. citizenship.

EEO Sandia National Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.


Postdoctoral Researcher in Lithium-ion Batteries (University of Wisconsin)
Posting date: December 7, 2011

Supervisors: Professor Robert J. Hamers

There are two openings for postdoctoral researchers, focusing on interfacial chemistry associated with next-generation lithium-ion batteries.  These projects will involve collaborations between University of Wisconsin and with several small and large companies. The projects will focus primarily on interfacial chemistry and electrochemistry, along with development of improved techniques for characterizing electrochemical interfaces.


Candidates should have expertise in surface analytical measurement techniques, surface functionalization with molecular/polymeric materials, and/or electrochemistry. This is a good opportunity for smart experimentalists interested in getting involved in the energy storage field.
University of Wisconsin crest
To apply, send CV and letters of reference to:
Robert J. Hamers
Wisconsin Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Dept. of Chemistry
University of Wisconsin
1101 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706, USA
Ph: 608-262-6371


PhD Nanobioreactors (Linköping University, Sweden)
Posting date: November 28, 2011

Start date: April 2012
Supervisors: Professor Anthony PF Turner and Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari

Intelligent nanobioreactors for auto-switchable bio-catalysis

Applications are invited for a 4-year salaried PhD position to study the design and development of novel auto-switchable nanobioreactors to produce positively responding nano-surfaces by creating unique "zipper" nanoarchitectures. The zipper consists of a polymeric donor branch and a polymeric receptor branch, which will be rationally assembled based on a stoichiometric donor-receptor interaction. Model reactions, with applications in both analysis (e.g. biosensors) and energy production, (e.g. biological fuel cells) will be studied as proof-of-principle platforms in the areas of bioanalysis and biocatalysis.

The position is sponsored by the Swedish Research Council, the principal research funding agency in Sweden, and will be carried out in the Biosensors and Bioelectronics Centre, which is a division within the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology at Linköping University, Sweden.

Informal enquiries should be directed to:
Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari (+46 (0) 13 282395; ashutosh.tiwari@liu.se), or
Prof. Anthony PF Turner (anthony.turner@liu.se)
See also https://www.ifm.liu.se/applphys/biosensors-and-bioelectro/

This studentship is available from April 2012, and provides full support for tuition fees in addition to a salary (about Euro 30,000 pa before 30% Tax). Applicants should have master degree in Biotechnology/Chemistry/Physics or a related discipline.

Closing date: 6 January 2012


Chief Consulting Engineer - Physical Sciences (Willmington, NC or Vallecitos, CA)
Posting date: March 7, 2011

Role Summary/Purpose
Proven innovator in the field of practical BWR New Product Introduction and New Technology Introduction activities leading to mitigation of intergranular stress corrosion cracking, radiation buildup, and fuel corrosion.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Recognized electrochemistry expert with a strong background in corrosion behavior of stainless steels, nickel-based alloys, and zirconium alloys
  • Maintain close ties and contribute to relevant research activities performed at GRC and HGNE. Collaborate with HGNE on chemistry-related TDP programs
  • Represent Nuclear in variety of industry forums (e.g., EPRI, INPO, NRC, WCWG conferences)
  • Provide technical consultation throughout the entire design process
  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring
  • Chair / participate in design reviews, participate in NPI/NTI reviews, and root cause investigations in areas of expertise
  • Develop inventions and innovations for NTI and NPI development of new Chemistry offerings
  • Oversight of all procedures/work instructions and design practices associated with this technology area
  • Promote Engineering-wide initiatives related to design stewardship including standardization, innovation, and lessons learned
  • Support Nuclear quality initiatives

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Physics, or Chemistry
  • Minimum of 10 additional years of experience in an engineering capacity
  • Minimum of 1 year of industry forum experience
  • Minimum of 1 year of nuclear power plant working experience and a knowledge of BWR water chemistry and radiochemistry, and particle deposition modeling is highly desirable
  • Must possess unrestricted authorization to work in the United States
  • If you are not a citizen of the US, you must be authorized by the US Department of Energy and US Department of Commerce, to receive disclosure of certain technical information, prior to being hired to work in the Nuclear business.
  • GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including at least two years of experience as a lead technical contributor
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical topics to a wide range of audiences

Why join one great company when you can join many? We are more than 300,000 people with jobs that range from biochemist to finance specialist to wind energy engineer. We're passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. We're diverse, supporting our communities in more than 140 countries. Experience personal growth and competency development as part of the GE team.

GE Energy is one of the world's leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy as well as with renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and alternative fuels. www.ge-energy.com

PLEASE NOTE: Wilmington, NC is the preferred location, however Vallectios, CA may be considered.

To stay connected with exciting news and the latest job opportunities from GE AMSTC, Aviation, Energy and Transportation, follow us on twitter: @geconnections

 


Microfabrication with electrochemistry and intstrumentation expertise (Santa Clara, CA)
Posting date: February 10, 2011

About Intel Labs Integrated Biosystems Laboratory
Our mission: To fuel Intel's growth, we deliver breakthrough technologies that bring the benefits of the ongoing digital revolution to everyone. The Integrated Biosystems Laboratory (IBL) at Intel Labs is a multidisciplinary team of Ph.D. level scientists and engineers focused on creating innovative solutions for biomedical applications. The team is composed of experts with background in molecular and cell biology, physical and organic chemistry, biophysics, electrical engineering, all working towards unraveling complexity at the intersection of silicon and biology by leveraging Intel's leadership in micro fabrication and microelectronics for creating innovative and scalable systems and devices tailored toward biomedical applications.

Intel Labs is the company's world-class, industry leading research organization, responsible for driving Intel's technology pipeline and creating new opportunities. The mission of Intel Labs is to deliver breakthrough technologies to fuel Intel's growth. This includes identifying and exploring compelling new technologies and high risk opportunities ahead of business unit investment and demonstrating first-to-market technologies and innovative new usages for computing technology. Intel Labs engages the leading thinkers in academia and industry in addition to partnering closely with Intel business units.

Qualifications
You must possess the minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Experience would be obtained through your educational level research and/or relevant job experiences.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in engineering or science, with emphasis in electrical engineering

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience in developing and characterizing microfabricaton process modules (MEMS or electronics processing experience or both), start to end fabrication, testing and characterization of micro fabricated devices.
  • Experience with measurement electronics and designing and building electronic measurement apparatus (at least 2 of mechanical design, PCB design, and/or LabView or equivalent)
  • Experience with one or more of the following: surface chemistry, surface characterization, electrochemistry, microfluidics, mechanical prototyping, and building complex experimental setups
  • Experience in biosensor research as witnessed through publications and/or patents
  • 1-2 years of biotech industry experience
  • Knowledge of basic DNA biochemistry concepts is desirable, ideally with experience handling proteins and DNA

Responsibilities
Job Description: Initiates the design, development, execution and implementation of scientific research projects to fuel Intel's growth in the areas of computing, communication, technology and manufacturing and new business opportunity. Investigates the feasibility of applying scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions and products typically 7+ years prior to landing on a product roadmap. Plans and executes laboratory research. Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories, and contributes to scientific literature and conferences. May participate in development of intellectual property. May coordinate interdepartmental activities and research efforts. Typically holds a Ph.D. Additionally,

  • Design, fabricate and test state-of-the-art electronic biosensors, Integrate developed biosensors with CMOS electronics with proper process characterization and testing
  • Benchmark developed sensors through experiments using biomolecules, troubleshoot and redesign devices
  • Model performance of fabricated sensors (analytical/numerical) to provide insight and predictive capability to aid in the design process
  • Interface with academic collaborators to shape the research efforts and leverage findings
  • Ability to design and execute experiments, interpret experimental data using tools such as Matlab or equivalent, and model bio-physical processes.
  • Work closely with other team members towards a common goal, and interface to internal and external partners such as external labs and foundries for refining system architecture requirements and/or process development
  • Participate in planning, contribute to intellectual property and scientific publication
  • Report progress and share other responsibilities as assigned
  • Ability to plan research projects, prepare reports and manuscripts for publications
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Superior critical thinking, analysis and problem solving skills, comfort with ambiguity, and being part of a team.

To apply
Contact Jon Daniels, Research Engineer, jonathan.s.daniels ( at ) intel.com, for more information.

 

Job Openings in Photovoltaic Cells and Fuel Cells (Bartlesville, OK)
Posting date: November 11, 2010

DESCRIPTION
ConocoPhillips is an international, integrated energy company. It is the third‐largest integrated energy company in the United States based on market capitalization and oil and natural gas proved reserves and production and the second‐largest refiner in the United States. Worldwide, of non‐government‐controlled companies, ConocoPhillips is the sixth‐largest proved reserves holder and the fourth‐largest refiner. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips operates in more than 30 countries. The company had 33,800 employees worldwide and assets of $143 billion as of Dec. 31, 2008.

ConocoPhillips Research & Development in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, has several openings in our newly established alternative energy group, including Organic Photovoltaics, Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Photovoltaics, and Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells.

The responsibilities of the potential Chemists, Chemical Engineers, Materials Scientists and Engineers may include:

  • Contributing to an active research program on developing novel materials for high efficiency energy conversion
  • Characterizing the materials by various physical, chemical, electrochemical and photoelectrochemical analysis tools
  • Fabricating and testing prototype devices
  • Providing consulting and technical expertise to solve HSE and process problems associated with the alternative energy program
  • Interfacing with business development, refineries, Upstream and Downstream Technology groups

QUALIFICATIONS
The basic requirements are:

  • PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering or a closely related discipline
  • Prefer having post‐doctoral experience
  • Independent research capability and hands‐on laboratory skills
  • Technical proficiency and expert knowledge in a research area evidenced by a review of accomplishments, publications and patents.

CONTACTConocoPhillips logo
In order to be considered for these positions, a detailed resume with lists of publications and references should be sent to: nanotechnology((at))conocophillips.com.


Postdoctoral Positions at the Savannah River National Laboratory (Aiken, SC)
Posting date: October 1, 2010
 
Qualifications:
Ph.D in Materials Science, Physical Chemistry, Solid State Physics, with experience in one of the following: materials synthesis, material characterization, chemical kinetics, air sensitive chemical synthesis/characterization or electrochemistry
 
Description:
The Savannah River National Laboratory who operates the Center for Hydrogen Research jointly with Aiken County has a number of research associate positions available in the Energy Security & Engineering Directorate.  These positions will fulfill critical roles in the development of hydrogen technologies vital to bringing the Hydrogen Economy to fruition.  This is an ideal opportunity for energetic researchers to help fulfill the goal of national energy security and independence while gaining critical technical skills and experience.
 
Interested persons should send a letter stating their interest in the position, curriculum vitae (including a detailed description of laboratory or modeling experience and skills), unofficial academic transcripts, and names of three references with which you have had a close working relationship to:
 
Contact:
Alyson Hutson
Savannah River National Laboratory
Building 703-47A, Rm 224
Savannah River Site
Aiken, SC 29808
 

Senior Research / Development Chemist (Nationwide)
Posting date: October 1, 2010

3M is an innovative, $23 Billion global diversified technology company headquartered in St. Paul, MN, with leading positions in electronics, telecommunications, industrial, consumer and office, healthcare, safety and other markets.  The company has operations in more than 60 countries and serves customers in nearly 200 countries.

We are currently hiring PhD Chemists for positions in our Corporate Research Laboratory and our Divisional R&D labs.  Current positions span a wide range of technologies including; organic/polymer synthesis, polymer processing, nanotechnology, sensors, chemical processing, radiation curing, inorganics/ceramics, etc.  An ideal candidate posses excellent technical and communication skills, is able to resourcefully innovate and works well in diverse teams.

Contact:
Matthew Pinnow (contact through UTNS)

3M will be interviewing on campus on 10/20/2010. Applications are being accepted through 10/6/2010.
 
For more information and/or to apply, log in to eRecruiting.  If you don’t have an eRecruiting account, contact UT Career Services at 471-6700 or stop by Painter Hall 5.03.

Application Qualifications:
The following qualifications are required: Doctoral Degree, Master of Science, or Post Doctorate, with a major in Biochemistry or Chemistry, and a GPA > 3.00.

Canadian Work Authorization, Employment (H-1) Visa, H-4 Visa, J-1 Visa (Exchange Program), J-2 Visa, L-2 Visa, Other, Permanent U.S. Resident, Student (F-1) Visa, U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.

Applicants may be an alumnus/a, Doctoral Candidate, Masters Candidate, or Post Doctorate, with expected graduation date between December 2010 through August 2011.

 


Electrochemist  (Midland, MI)
Posting date: August 18, 2010

Dow Corning is currently seeking an Electrochemist within our Business and Technology Incubator (BTI) for a position at our Midland, Michigan facility.

Candidates must have un-restricted employment authorization to work in the U.S.

Full Relocation is provided and travel is required occasionally.

Overview
We are innovative leaders, unleashing the power of silicon to benefit everyone, everywhere.

From our pioneering role in the development and commercialization of silicones, Dow Corning has grown to become a global leader in silicon-based technology and innovation. www.dowcorning.com/content/discover/

Today, we develop performance-enhancing materials and solutions for virtually every industry in the world – from the green industries of solar and wind to electronics, personal care, textiles, construction, and automotive – and improve the daily lives of billions of people worldwide.

We’re proud of what we make, and the safe, environmentally responsible way we make it.

Do what you love. Love what you do ... at Dow Corning.

From day one, you will be a valued member of our team, working with people from every country, culture and walk of life in a friendly, welcoming, and empowering environment.

Our Total Compensation programs recognize and reward you for the skills and value you contribute to the success of our company. We’ve made it our mission to create a culture that helps you maintain a healthy, well-balanced work-life style.

You supply the ambition and innovation. We’ll supply the opportunity.

At Dow Corning, your future isn’t predetermined by us ... it’s invented by you!

Learn more at www.dowcorning.com/careers/

Job Skills/Requirements
The person in this position will be responsible for the research, development and qualification of new materials requiring expertise in solid state and classical electrochemistry. Results will be used to support application development in batteries, fuel cells, solar cells, energy storage in general, corrosion inhibition, electroplating, and beyond. This position requires the initiative and flexibility to explore new research areas, as well as the ability to collaborate with both internal and external partners. The successful candidate will be a part of Dow Cornings Business and Technology Incubator, a dynamic, interdisciplinary group responsible for developing new, large business growth opportunities for Dow Corning.

Required Knowledge & Skills
Candidate should have a demonstrated ability to initiate and personally take-on or lead new areas of research, as well as experience working in multidisciplinary research teams. Working knowledge in fuel cell and battery applications is required. Experience with electrochemical cell design and prototyping is a plus. Familiarity with high temperature, solid state electrochemical techniques is also preferred. Strong knowledge and demonstrated use of statistical experimentation is required.

Qualifications
Candidate must have a PhD in the area of electrochemistry, or alternatively a PhD in Materials Science or Chemical Engineering with strong emphasis in electrochemistry. A minimum 3 years industrial or post-doc experience is preferred.

For questions, please contact Jodi Metzler at:  989-496-4702

Please apply on line at: http://www.mycareernetwork.com/clientResumeMgr/jobDetails.asp?jid=100655&cid=2445

 


Scientist: Membrane Specialist (Los Gatos, CA)
Posting date: August 10, 2010

Calera Corporation is dedicated to reversing global warming by capturing and permanently storing greenhouse gases in the built environment. The process converts carbon dioxide (CO2) from the burning of fossil fuel into carbon-negative building materials, enabling the production of clean power, cement, fresh water and other products to promote sustainable grown. Calera, based in Los Gatos California, operates a pilot and demonstration plant next to a 1000 MW power plant in nearby Moss Landing.  To learn more about Calera, please visit http://www.calera.com.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Graduate Degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5+ years experience.
  • Experience testing ion exchange membrane properties both electrochemically and analytically.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with the existing electrochemistry team to develop Calera’s electrochemistry processes.
  • Integrate and characterize various cation and anion exchange membranes with respect to ion selectivity, conductivity, stability, etc...
  • Test the impacts of environmental conditions (namely pH, temperature and concentration) on the performance of the membranes and electrochemical cells.
  • Work on a team that will collect and analyze pilot plant information in order to direct the Electrochemistry Operations team.
  • Write SOP’s for membrane pretreatment, laboratory and plant operations, characterization and assembly.  

If qualified and interested, please submit resume by e-mail to:
amcbride((at))calera.com
Amy McBride
Staffing | Calera Corporation
14600 Winchester Blvd.
Los Gatos, CA 95032
ph: (408) 340-4642
fx:  (408) 904-5191

 


Research Assistant - Chemistry/Materials (College Station, TX)
Posting date: July 6, 2010

Lynntech, Inc., a rapidly growing technology development company specializing in transitioning innovative ideas and concepts into marketable technologies, is seeking highly motivated, creative researchers for our team-driven work environment. Good organizational and data management, proven technical writing efforts, and effective communication skills are required for successful career growth.

In addition to a challenging multidisciplinary work environment, qualified Research Assistant applicants will have the opportunity to develop their own scientific interests and broaden laboratory skills. This profitable, dynamic company offers an excellent compensation and benefits package. Our facilities are located in College Station, Texas, just four miles from Texas A&M University.

We have an immediate opening for a Research Assistant/Research Associate with a B.S./B.A/M.S. in Chemistry or Materials Science.  Experience or research interest in the applied technology areas of electrochemistry, materials science, batteries, or supercapacitors is a plus.  Prior laboratory experience in analytical instrumentation and chemical synthesis is preferred.

Qualified applicants MUST have a Green Card or US Citizenship, and should submit a resume online at www.lynntech.com.  Lynntech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 


R&D Electrochemist (Marlborough, MA)
Posting date: May 25, 2010

JOB SUMMARY
Candidate will be responsible for new product development of electrodeposition processes used in circuit board applications. Works in R&D laboratory to screen, test and analyze new materials to characterize, optimize and develop new products and processes. Candidate is self-motivated and results-driven. Strong knowledge in electrodeposition process development and electrochemistry required.

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Helps define projects or programs that are integrated cross-functionally, delivering significant potential value.
  • Helps establish project plans, monitors performance according to plan and is accountable for delivering goals and objectives on target.
  • Recognized within the department or organization for effectiveness and credibility.
  • May supervise or direct technicians or coops, or direct activities of a group.
  • Helps create policies and procedures.
  • Requires minimal supervision on assigned projects or programs.
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement or business gains.
  • Gives project reviews or seminars to the organization.
  • Gives formal and routine presentations to all levels including top management and customers.
  • Documents experimental plans and results; issues to all appropriate members.
  • Takes initiative to assist in developing talent within the department.
  • Maintains a high level of safety awareness at the program level and is a vocal safety advocate in all operations at the department level
  • Some travel expected (<20%)

QUALIFICATIONS
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • MS or PhD (preferred) in Electrochemistry required
  • Minimum 3 years experience in electronic materials industry strongly preferred.
  • Strong working knowledge of electrochemistry and electrodeposition processes required.
  • R&D experience in electrodeposition product development preferred.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

  • Highly motivated and self directed.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills. Able to communicate well in English, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrates good interpersonal skills.
  • Works well with personnel at all levels.
  • Experienced in computer programs including Word, Excel, SAP and Lotus Notes.
  • Strong knowledge and demonstrated use of statistics and DOE principles
  • Facilitates performance management / employee development.   
  • Fosters culture that values diversity and promotes respect, inclusion, cooperation and responsibility.

KEY INTERNAL/EXTERNAL CONTACTS

  • Requires daily contact with employees in R&D and other departments.
  • Requires frequent communication with employees across the organization / worldwide

SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Works in seated or standing positions for prolonged periods of time.
  • Wears personal protective equipment, as required.
  • Works in general office and laboratory environment.

Contact
Please send resumes to:
Mark Lefebvre
Research Manager, Interconnect Technologies
The Dow Chemical Company
mlefebvre((at))dow.com

Visit the Dow Careers website.

 


Product Marketing Specialist (Warminster, PA)
Posting date: March 15, 2010

The Company
Gamry Instruments is a manufacturer of electrochemical laboratory instruments, and software. We develop and market equipment worldwide to industrial and academic laboratory users in various fields including basic electrochemistry, batteries & fuel cells, corrosion prevention, materials, metals, biomaterials, sensors, and coatings.

The Work Environment
Gamry is a small, closely held company. Our core strength is electrochemistry. To that we add skills in analog and digital electronics, real time and user interface software, data analysis, instrument manufacturing, and training. We pride ourselves in having a relaxed, enjoyable work atmosphere coupled with a love of technology. Moreover, we enjoy interacting with our customers, using our experience to solve their problems.

Job Description
We are looking for a confident, self-starter that can handle marketing for two new Gamry product lines. You must be willing to learn all aspects of these products including underlying technology, customer needs, and competitive approaches. With this knowledge, you will generate sales literature, customer outreach programs, customer support programs, applications notes, and refine marketing strategies. Ultimately, you will guide these product lines and lead new product definition. You will attend scientific conferences, present papers, and work with key influencers. You will work with the engineering and marketing staff here at Gamry to create the best possible scientific instrumentation.

Experience Level
3+ Years after receipt of academic degree.

Requirements
We require a MS+3 yrs or PhD with additional experience in Analytical, Physical, Instrumentation Chemistry, or Electrochemical Engineering or related science with a concentration in electrochemistry. Experience with QCM and Battery Development is highly desirable. You must communicate very well in spoken and written English. You must be able to explain complex technical subject matter in simple, easy to understand language. You also must enjoy interaction with customers and co-workers. Domestic and International travel (~10%) is required. Foreign languages are a plus.

Contact
Email your resume to employment((at))gamry.com. No calls please.

 


Technical Marketing Manager (Warminster, PA)
Posting date: March 15, 2010

The Company
Gamry Instruments is a manufacturer of electrochemical laboratory instruments, and software. We develop and market equipment worldwide to industrial and academic laboratory users in various fields including basic electrochemistry, batteries & fuel cells, corrosion prevention, materials, metals, biomaterials, sensors, and coatings.

The Work Environment
Gamry is a small, closely held company. Our core strength is electrochemistry. To that we add skills in analog and digital electronics, real time and user interface software, data analysis, instrument manufacturing, and training. We pride ourselves in having a relaxed, enjoyable work atmosphere coupled with a love of technology. Moreover, we enjoy interacting with our customers, using our experience to solve their problems.

Job Description
We are looking for a key member of our growing company. The Marketing Manager will develop and execute Gamry’s strategic marketing programs such as:

  • Create a scientific affairs program for outreach to key influencers.
  • Develop new and novel advertising strategies.
  • Develop an internet based training and technical documentation program.
  • Develop our worldwide program of training seminars.
  • Analyze the position of our instruments in relationship to our customer’s needs.
  • Prepare market requirements specs for new instruments.

15 to 20% travel expected.

Experience Level
6+ Years after receipt of bachelor’s degree with significant experience in technical marketing.

Requirements
We require a MS or PhD in Analytical, Physical, or Instrumentation Chemistry or related field with a concentration in electrochemistry. Applicants without electrochemical experience or a background in scientific instruments will not be considered. An MBA is desirable. You must be a US citizen or hold a Green Card. You must be able to communicate well in spoken and written English.

Contact
Email your resume to employment((at))gamry.com. No calls please.

 


Technical Sales Engineer (Warminster, PA)
Posting date: March 15, 2010

The Company
Gamry Instruments is a manufacturer of electrochemical laboratory instruments, and software. We develop and market equipment worldwide to industrial and academic laboratory users in various fields including basic electrochemistry, batteries & fuel cells, corrosion prevention, materials, metals, biomaterials, sensors, and coatings.

The Work Environment
Gamry is a small, closely held company. Our core strength is electrochemistry. To that we add skills in analog and digital electronics, real time and user interface software, data analysis, instrument manufacturing, and training. We pride ourselves in having a relaxed, enjoyable work atmosphere coupled with a love of technology. Moreover, we enjoy interacting with our customers, using our experience to solve their problems.

Job Description
We are looking for a key member of our growing company. In this job, you will:

  • Receive and follow up on sales-related customer requests.
  • Prepare sales quotations and follow-up on these.
  • Provide first-level technical support to end users.
  • Provide assistance to Gamry’s network of sales representatives.
  • Attend trade shows, scientific conferences, and training seminars.
  • Administer our instrument demonstration program.
  • Maintain customer contact and opportunity database.
  • Develop and administer online training sessions.
  • Develop and administer sales training materials.
  • Administer customer outreach programs.

Experience Level
3+ Years after receipt of academic degree

Requirements
We require a Master’s or equivalent with additional experience in Analytical, Physical, or Instrumentation Chemistry or related science with a concentration in electrochemistry. You should be a positive person seeing every sale as a success and every lost sale as an opportunity to improve our product or marketing approach. Domestic and International travel up to 20% is required. Foreign languages are a plus. You must be a US citizen or hold a Green Card. You must be able to communicate well in spoken and written English

Rewards
Salary will be commensurate with experience and education. Gamry provides a very good benefit package, including profit sharing. Incentives based on sales levels are possible.

Contact
Email your resume to employment((at))gamry.com. No calls please.

 


Technologist, Soladigm, Inc. (Milpitas, CA)
Posting date: January 14, 2010

DEPARTMENT: Technology
POSITION TITLE: Technologist
REPORTS TO: Director of Technology
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday- Friday (Some weekend work may be required)
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY
Responsible for the development of thin film systems used in electrochromic devices. This includes understanding the product requirements, developing a strategic approach to achieve the defined goals, and applying proven scientific practices (eg. DOE) to guide the development efforts. Experience in electrochromic or thin film battery design and modeling is preferred. This is a project or team leadership position so the ability to multitask, prioritize activities, and make data based decisions is essential.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Project management: Defining a strategic plan and establishing a timeline for achieving project goals. Generating and executing test plans. Characterizing deposited films and electrochromic devices (film stack) for key performance metrics. Analyzing and presenting results to team. Highlighting risks and providing mitigation strategies. Electrochemistry: Ability to setup experiments and analyze data from electrochemical experiments. Good understanding of the fundamentals/basic science of the electrochemical properties in thin film materials. Design and execute experiments to optimize the electrochemical properties of thin films. Device modeling: Support development and validation of a basic electrochromic/thin film battery model. Continual refinement of the model based on experimental data. Problem solving: Applying a systematic and methodical approach to identify the root cause of a problem. Ability to construct fishbone diagrams and design the appropriate partitioning experiments. Implement practical solutions which can lead towards rapid product realization. Collaborate with other internal scientists and engineers as well as external academic and industrial organizations as necessary.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE OF: B.S. (M.S. or Ph.D. preferred) in Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Materials Science, Engineering or related field + 5 yrs experience in the field of thin film materials development. Experience in electrochromic, electrochemistry or thin film battery development. Design and modeling of electrochemical systems strongly preferred. Knowledge and experience in wet chemistry, optical testing techniques (spectroscopy, photometry), thin film deposition techniques (CVD, PVD) and associated characterization (SEM, AFM, RBS, XRD, TEM), and vacuum systems preferred.

Contact:
Robert Rozbicki, Ph.D.
V.P. of Technology
Soladigm, Inc.
195 South Milpitas Blvd.
Milpitas, CA
95035
Mobile: 415.990.7678
Robert.rozbicki((at))soladigm.com

 


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