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R&D Engineer

Company: Clariant
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Job ID: 35281 - - - Location: Palo Alto, California, USA The R&D Engineer is responsible, as a member of the project team, for the design, implementation and operation of test equipment for the development of new or improved commercial catalyst products. Responsibilities

  • Design, build, implement, operate, maintain, and troubleshoot catalyst test units and analytical tools used to discover new catalysts and processes that deliver value to SC businesses.
  • Specifically, evaluate catalysts in high-throughput and conventional fixed bed and batch reactors using analytical hardware such as gas and liquid chromatography.
  • Conduct equipment operational programming.
  • Plan experiments in collaboration with the technical project team.
  • Develop and implement GC methods and maintain equipment.
  • 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.
  • Operate a safe laboratory by working closely with the site safety committee and coworkers
  • May direct technical/research assistants when applicable.
  • May prepare or assist in preparing catalytic materials.
  • Serve as a mentor and technical resource to other technical staff. - Requirements
    • BS in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or a related field with 3-8 years of industrial experience, or -MS in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or a related field with 1-5 years of industry experience.
    • We will also accept candidates with a Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering with hands on experience in Mechanical or software development.
    • Skilled in the evaluation of solid catalysts in fixed bed and batch reactor systems would be a plus.
    • Knowledgeable in the use of automated laboratory hardware and software, and in data analysis and reduction software and techniques.
    • Experience with analytical methods such as XRD, SEM, TEM, XPS, BET, IR, TPD\TPR, HPLC, GC, MS, etc.; including method development would be a plus.
    • Record of success (commercialized products, patents, publications) conducting team-oriented research preferred.
    • Senior technical team member with responsibilities in one or more projects; ability to execute aspects of multiple projects simultaneously preferred.
    • Superior creativity and imagination with respect to new products, processes, procedures.
    • Strong communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills with extended project teams on HT projects.
    • Expertise in high throughput R&D methods highly desired.
      • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurances
      • Wellness Program
      • EAP Program
      • Spending and Savings Accounts
      • Life/AD&D Insurance
      • Disability Insurance
      • Pet Insurance
      • Online discount Mall
      • Auto/Home Insurance
      • Identity Theft Protection
      • Legal Services Plan
      • Paid Holidays
      • PTO time with a carry-over benefit
      • Tuition Reimbursement - Jerome HillSr. Talent Acquisition Partnerjerome.hill@clariant.com Clariant is a focused, sustainable, and innovative specialty chemical company based near Basel in Switzerland. Last year recorded CHF 3.8 billion in sales for its continuing businesses, harnessing the talents of its 13 000 employees across 40+ countries. Clariant's portfolio is optimized for future growth, with a focus on three business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis and Natural Resources. We believe that our growth is all about our customers and their success. Investment in innovation capabilities and developing an inspiring environment for courageous and determined minds are therefore key to reaching our goal. Join us and help create through chemistry for customers all over the globe. [Not translated in selected language]
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Keywords: Clariant, Palo Alto , R&D Engineer, Engineering , Palo Alto, California

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