Employment

MATRIC believes strongly in equal opportunities and encourages the submission of resumes from the widest range of applicants. Specific openings will be described on this page when available. Competitive salaries and benefits; EO employer.


CHEMICAL ENGINEER

About MATRIC

MATRIC is a market driven research and process development company located in South Charleston, West Virginia.  We work with clients from around the world in the chemical, energy and environmental industries.  Many of MATRIC’s employees are world renowned leaders in their fields, and our goal is to be the innovation partner of choice for companies operating across these industries.

We are seeking a motivated individual to join our cross-functional team of engineers and scientists working on cutting-edge process development.  MATRIC is a dynamic and growing company that promotes creativity and flexibility in the workplace and encourages a culture of diversity and respect for fellow colleagues.  We are looking for someone who has a passion for chemistry and process development and who works effectively in a collaborative environment.

This position offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and flexible work hours.

MATRIC’s Research and Development center is located near Charleston, the state capitol, in the heart of wild, wonderful West Virginia.  This small city situated on the Kanawha River boasts the cultural and entertainment options of a metropolitan area, while also offering a low cost of living, short commutes, excellent schools, and access to ample outdoor recreation.  For more information, see https://charlestonwv.com/

Scope

Chemical engineers within MATRIC are expected to work on a wide variety of projects and technologies and fill various roles depending on the nature of the project.  This could include working on early-stage exploratory research in the laboratory, process development and economic feasibility assessments, or managing the design, construction and operation of pilot plant facilities.  A successful candidate must be able to adapt quickly to new technologies brought to us from various companies and industries.  Good communication and interpersonal skills are also key as the engineer will work directly with clients at times as well as on multi-disciplinary teams within the MATRIC organization.

Major Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Drive to maintain a safe and clean work environment on the job site and ensure all project team members adhere to all safety and environmental rules.
  • Work on multi-functional teams to accomplish goals in the laboratory or pilot plant operations. This includes working with chemists, operating technicians, analytical technicians, subject matter experts, management and clients.
  • Provide project management support for laboratory and pilot plant projects including cost tracking and resource management.
  • Develop and write new work instructions and operating procedures for technicians.
  • Provide engineering design and process development support for research and commercialization opportunities.
  • Work independently on short term and long-term assignments of varying complexity.
  • Complete economic analysis of scaled-up facilities during process development stages.
  • Occasionally visit customer sites to support research or participate in commercial scale operation assessments to identify changes in the manufacturing processes in order to improve yield, quality, cycle time, and overall production cost.
  • Summarize project work in written reports.
  • Track and forecast project spending.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in chemical engineering.
  • Strong communication, organization, and planning skills.
  • High level of technical aptitude and creativity.
  • Ability to work safely in a lab or pilot plant and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and precautions.
  • Knowledge of lab work processes and ability to keep accurate records.
  • Ability to research, analyze data, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to contribute as a member of a project team.
  • Capable of providing project leadership at an entry skill level.

Required Experience

  • Laboratory, process development, and/or pilot plant experience.
  • Multiple positions may be hired, and a range of experience levels will be considered. Pay/job title will be commensurate with experience.

Position Location

South Charleston, WV

Position Posting Closing Date: Sunday, October 30, 2022

To Apply, use the following link:https://matricinnovates.applicantstack.com/x/apply/a2ok1adlgji3             

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, familial status, disability status, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, or current or future service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.


Principal Process Chemist

About MATRIC

MATRIC is a strategic innovation partner providing deep, un­com­mon expertise and infra­struc­ture to solve the most chal­lenging prob­lems of science and techno­logy. With expertise in chemi­cal, energy, environ­mental, and advanced software technologies, MATRIC ena­bles its partners to move ideas from conception to market with speed and efficiency.

We seek a motivated individual to join our cross-functional team of engineers and scientists working on cutting-edge process development.  MATRIC is a dynamic and growing company that promotes creativity and flexibility in the workplace and encourages a culture of diversity and respect for colleagues.  We are looking for someone passionate about chemistry and process development who works effectively in a collaborative environment.

This position offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and flexible work hours.

MATRIC’s Research and Development center is located near Charleston, the state capital, in the heart of wild, wonderful West Virginia.  This small city on the Kanawha River boasts a metropolitan area’s cultural and entertainment options while also offering a low cost of living, short commutes, excellent schools, and access to ample outdoor recreation.  For more information, see https://charlestonwv.com/

Scope

The Process Chemist is responsible for conducting reaction optimization, developing robust processes, and scaling up and delivering high-quality chemical intermediates. The Process Chemist must be skilled in the art and practice of modern chemistry and have demonstrated technical proficiency in performing sensitive chemical reactions, isolations, separations, purifications, and crystallizations. Demonstrated experience at scale-up and a track record of problem-solving is required. The Process Chemist is expected to provide laboratory-based leadership and be a role model for the scientific/technical community in the company by effectively managing technical details and providing sound scientific opinions. The Process Chemist is safety-focused in their role and with co-workers; and supports the MATRIC culture of diversity and respect for our colleagues

Essential Job Functions

  • Plan laboratory experiments to confirm the feasibility of the processes and techniques used in producing materials with special characteristics.
  • Transfer products from a laboratory setting to full-scale production.
  • Conduct research on the structures and properties of materials, such as organic chemicals and polymers, to obtain information that could be used to develop new products or enhance existing ones.
  • Determine ways to develop processes for new materials with new or specific properties for use in various products and applications.
  • Drive change in manufacturing processes to improve yield, quality, cycle time, and production cost.
  • Confer with customers to determine how to tailor materials to their needs.
  • Maintain a detailed and clear laboratory work record in a laboratory notebook and summarize that work in written reports.
  • Develop and write new work instructions.
  • Provide input regarding the direction of laboratory projects.
  • Recommend materials for reliable performance in various environments.
  • Test individual products to ensure that manufacturer and government quality and safety standards are met.
  • Work independently on short-term and long-term assignments of varying complexity.
  • Work cooperatively in a multi-functional team setting.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment and adhere to all safety rules.

Required Education

  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in organic, inorganic, organometallic chemistry, or related field.

Required Skills

  • Strong understanding of chemistry, including knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and the chemical processes and transformations they undergo. This includes the uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
  • Knowledge of scientific research methods and experiments; ability to advise other chemists performing chemical and physical testing.
  • Familiarity with applicable regulatory guidance.
  • Skilled in analytical methods such as HPLC, GC, MS, NMR, IR, DSC, and TGA.
  • A clear understanding of experimental design.
  • Strong communication, organization, and planning skills.
  • High level of technical aptitude and creativity.

Required Experience

  • 15+ years of related experience in process chemistry.
  • Hands-on experience working on scale-up projects and troubleshooting scale-up issues.
  • Experience in process chemistry and scale-up from gram to multi-kilo quantities.
  • Experience in multi-step chemical synthesis.
  • Proven track record in identifying and optimizing safe, scalable synthetic routes that focus on quality products.

Position Location
South Charleston, WV

Position Posting Closing Date
Sunday, October 30, 2022

To Apply
Apply online at:  https://matricinnovates.applicantstack.com/x/apply/a2ok1ad5ggle

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, familial status, disability status, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, or current or future service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.


Chemist

About MATRIC

MATRIC is a strategic innovation partner providing deep, un­com­mon expertise and infra­struc­ture to solve the most chal­lenging prob­lems of science and techno­logy. With expertise in chemi­cal, energy, environ­mental, and advanced software technologies, MATRIC ena­bles its partners to move ideas from conception to market with speed and efficiency.

We seek a motivated individual to join our cross-functional team of engineers and scientists working on cutting-edge process development.  MATRIC is a dynamic and growing company that promotes creativity and flexibility in the workplace and encourages a culture of diversity and respect for colleagues.  We are looking for someone passionate about chemistry and process development who works effectively in a collaborative environment.

This position offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and flexible work hours.

MATRIC’s Research and Development center is located near Charleston, the state capital, in the heart of wild, wonderful West Virginia.  This small city situated on the Kanawha River boasts the cultural and entertainment options of a metropolitan area while also offering a low cost of living, short commutes, excellent schools, and access to ample outdoor recreation.  For more information, see https://charlestonwv.com/

Scope

The Chemist is responsible for conducting lab experiments, reaction optimization, and developing robust processes to produce high-quality chemical intermediates and products. The Chemist must be skilled in the art and practice of modern industrial chemistry and have demonstrated technical proficiency in performing sensitive chemical reactions, isolations, separations, purifications, and crystallizations. A track record of problem-solving is required. The Chemist is expected to provide laboratory-based leadership and be a role model for the scientific/technical community in the company by effectively managing technical details and providing sound scientific opinions. The Chemist is safety-focused in their role and with co-workers and supports the MATRIC culture of diversity and respect for our colleagues. This role is hands-on and focused on developing beneficial industrial compounds and intermediates.

Essential Job Functions

  • Lead various laboratory projects.
  • Plan laboratory experiments to confirm the feasibility of the processes and techniques used in producing materials with special characteristics.
  • Transfer products from a laboratory setting to pilot or full-scale production.
  • Conduct research on the structures and properties of materials, such as organic chemicals and polymers, to obtain information that could be used to develop new or enhance existing products.
  • Determine ways to develop processes for new materials with new or specific properties for use in various products and applications.
  • Drive change in manufacturing processes to improve yield, quality, cycle time, and production cost.
  • Interact and collaborate well with customers.
  • Maintain a detailed and clear laboratory work record in a laboratory notebook and summarize that work in written reports.
  • Develop and write new work instructions.
  • Recommend materials for reliable performance in various environments.
  • Test individual products to ensure that manufacturer and government quality and safety standards are met.
  • Work independently on short-term and long-term assignments of varying complexity.
  • Work cooperatively in a multi-functional team setting.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment and adhere to all safety rules.

Required Education

  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in organic, inorganic, organometallic chemistry or related field, or an M.S. in Chemistry with a minimum of 5 years of industrial experience in synthesis or new product development.

Required Skills

  • Strong understanding of synthetic chemistry, including knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and the chemical processes and transformations they undergo. This includes the uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
  • Knowledge of scientific research methods and experiments; ability to advise other chemists performing chemical and physical testing.
  • Familiarity with applicable regulatory guidance.
  • Skilled in analytical methods such as HPLC, GC, MS, NMR, IR, UV-Vis, DSC, and TGA.
  • Clear understanding of experimental design.
  • Strong communication, organization, and planning skills.
  • High level of technical aptitude and creativity.

Preferred Experience

  • Two or more years of industrial experience in industrial chemistry.
  • Hands-on experience working on scale-up projects and troubleshooting scale-up issues.
  • Experience in process chemistry and scale-up from gram to multi-kilo quantities.
  • Experience in multi-step chemical synthesis.
  • Proven track record in identifying and optimizing safe, scalable synthetic routes that focus on product quality.

Position Location
South Charleston, WV

Position Posting Closing Date
Sunday, October 30, 2022

To Apply
Apply online at:   https://matricinnovates.applicantstack.com/x/apply/a2ok1ad31p7k

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, familial status, disability status, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, or current or future service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.


Software Developer II

About MATRIC

MATRIC is a strategic innovation partner providing deep, uncommon expertise and infrastructure to solve the most challenging problems of science and technology. With expertise in chemical, energy, environmental and advanced software technologies, MATRIC enables its partners to move ideas from conception to market with speed and efficiency.

MATRIC is a dynamic and growing company that promotes creativity and flexibility in the workplace and encourages a culture of diversity and respect for fellow colleagues.  We are looking for someone who has a passion for software development and who works effectively in a collaborative environment.

This position offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and flexible work hours.  The position is fully remote but collaborates with team members primarily during Eastern Standard Time.

Scope
The experienced software developer position works in advanced software technologies, a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment developing truly innovative software solutions for federal and commercial customers.  This position develops cutting edge software for:

  • Enterprise level web applications
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires U.S. citizenship status.

Major Responsibilities

  • Application Development (Python)
  • Database development (Postgres)
  • Web development (JavaScript)

Additional capabilities a plus

  • Full Stack development
  • Application development (Java, Python, Bash/Shell scripting)
  • Web development (Apache, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, PHP, Django, Bootstrap, RESTful)
  • Database development (Postgres, MongoDB)
  • Application containerization (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Linux development environment
  • Responsive design
  • Web accessibility
  • Object Oriented programming
  • Agile software development
  • Git and Jira development tools
  • Deploying and managing cloud hosted solutions

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field required; Master’s degree in computer science or related field preferred.
  • Strong creativity and problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute in a team setting while being an effective self-starter able to manage daily activities to achieve long term goals

Experience

  • 5+ years experience in Software development

Position Location

Remote

To Apply: https://matricinnovates.applicantstack.com/x/apply/a2ok1adj2evf

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, familial status, disability status, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, or current or future service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law


Laboratory Technician

About the Position

Laboratory technicians run experiments and perform analyses independently, under the supervision of a project manager or other laboratory personnel, to achieve project goals.  This includes providing technical support and assistance to chemists and engineers.  This position is safety-focused and supports the MATRIC culture of diversity and respect for our colleagues.

Major Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Conduct analyses using techniques such as chromatography, spectroscopy, titrations, physical or chemical separation techniques, or microscopy.
  • Use either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes.
  • Prepare chemical solutions for processes following standardized formulas, or create experimental formulas.
  • Carry out routine tasks accurately and follow strict methodologies to carry out analyses.
  • Record results and sometimes interpret results to present to senior colleagues.
  • Maintain and clean laboratory instruments and equipment.
  • Ensure the laboratory is well-stocked and resourced.
  • Use computers and perform mathematical calculations to determine compositions and for the preparation of graphs and tables
  • Exercise procedural, safety, and quality requirements specified in MATRIC’s Safety Manual and company policies.

Required Skills

  • Able to solve practical problems and deal with various concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Capable of interpreting various instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with groups of customers or employees of MATRIC.
  • Able to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Good note writing skills for effective documentation.
  • Skilled in math to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • High level of technical aptitude and creativity.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to wear all personal protective equipment.

Preferred Skills

  • Good mechanical skills for designing and assembling laboratory apparatus or reaction equipment, including metal tubing, pumps, control valves, pressure regulators, etc.
  • Familiarity with chromatography, spectroscopy, titrations, physical and chemical separation techniques, and microscopy for qualitative and quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, or gaseous materials.

Preferred Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry preferred
  • Five years or more of experience related to laboratory process operations
  • Experience in GC, GC/MS, HPLC, and LIMS
  • Experience setting up, operating, developing methods for, and maintaining analytical instruments
  • Master’s degree in chemistry

We are looking for both experienced and less experienced applicants, as we plan to hire more than one candidate.  Applicants will be evaluated based on their combination of education and experience.

Position Location

South Charleston, WV

Apply at:  https://matricinnovates.applicantstack.com/x/apply/a2ok1ad4x9fj