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R&D Chemist

The R&D Chemist is responsible as a member of the project team, for the preparation of catalytic materials to develop new or improved commercial catalyst products.

  • Prepare materials in the laboratory to discover new catalysts and processes that deliver value to the Company’s businesses.
  • Specifically, synthesize catalysts using conventional and high-throughput techniques and equipment and a variety of preparative methods. Develop new HT workflows for catalyst preparation.
  • Plan experiments in collaboration with the technical project team.
  • Conduct equipment operational programming.
  • Maintain analytical equipment and assist in method development.
  • Characterize catalysts using BET, XRD, LS, SEM, etc.
  • Test or assist in testing catalytic materials in various reactors.
  • Work-up, analyze, and present data using appropriate specialty software packages such as DOE, visualization, and statistical analysis programs.
  • Communicate results internally via reports, presentations, and informally.
  • Generate IP and assist with patent preparation.
  • May assist in the evaluation and selection of projects in collaboration with technical colleagues.
  • Operate a safe laboratory by working closely with the site safety committee and coworkers.
  • May direct technical/research assistants when applicable.


  • Skilled in the synthesis of solid catalysts using a variety of preparative methods.
  • Knowledgeable in the use of automated laboratory hardware and software, and in data analysis and reduction software and techniques.
  • Seeking experience with analytical methods such as XRD, SEM, TEM, XPS, BET, IR, TPD\TPR, HPLC, GC, MS, etc.
  • Experienced in conducting team-oriented catalyst research.
  • Should have excellent communication skills both oral and written.
  • Ability to work across teams comprised of various professionals within chemical production.