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Process Chemist


The Process Chemist is responsible for conducting reaction optimization, developing robust processes, 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 are 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 feasibility of the processes and techniques used in the production of materials having 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 a variety of products and applications.
  • Drive change in manufacturing processes in order to improve yield, quality, cycle time, and overall production cost.
  • Confer with customers to determine how to tailor materials to their needs.
  • Maintain a detailed and clear record of laboratory work 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 chemistry or related field.

Required Skills

  • Strong understanding of organic chemistry, including knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes 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 at analytical methods such as HPLC, GC, MS, NMR, IR, DSC, and TGA.
  • Clear understanding of experimental design.
  • Strong communication, organization, and planning skills.
  • High level of technical aptitude and creativity.

Required Experience

  • 5+ years 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 identification and optimization of safe, scalable synthetic routes that focus on quality product.

Position Location
South Charleston, WV

Position Posting Closing Date

Sunday May 12, 2019

To Apply
Apply online at:  https://matricinnovates.applicantstack.com/x/apply/a2ok1adzao7f

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

 Pilot Plant Engineer


The Pilot Plant Engineer works within a multi-functional team environment to provide facility and project support for MATRIC’s Pilot Plant Operations. Primary duties include managing projects and overseeing project execution during construction and operation. This includes working with Pilot Plant Operators, other MATRIC engineers and chemists, and clients to collect and analyze plant performance data during the operations phase. The role also entails some shared responsibilities for the general pilot plant facilities including safety oversight, housekeeping, facility upkeep, and working on infrastructure projects. Some Pilot Plant Engineers may be asked to provide subject matter expertise and support in areas such as control systems, environmental permitting, or safety across multiple projects in the facility as a secondary support role.

Major Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Oversees the safe execution of client and/or infrastructure projects through design, construction, and operation
  • Acts as the project manager and key customer interface regarding pilot plant construction and operations.
  • Provides periodic project management reports including spending and schedule projections versus plan.
  • Engages other technical experts from MATRIC as needed to address challenges
  • Ensures research data is collected and communicated with clients and key MATRIC personnel.
  • Provides research reports and works with a broader research team to help set program direction and executes the experimental run plan.
  • Works with the rest of the Pilot Plant Staff to assist with day-to-day safe operation of the pilot plant facility and provides functional support in key fields shared across the facility (control systems, utilities, EHS, etc.).

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering; master’s degree in chemical engineering preferred
  • Strong communication, organization, project management and planning skills
  • High level of technical aptitude and creativity
  • Ability to work safely in a plant environment and to maintain awareness and control of occupational hazards
  • Ability to maintain accurate research records.
  • Ability to research, analyze data, and draw valid conclusions from plant observations
  • Skilled in operations troubleshooting
  • Ability to work well on a project team with members from a wide variety of backgrounds, experience levels, and skill sets

Required Experience

  • 3 years of experience in a chemical engineering related field
  • 10 years of chemical plant operations, process engineering, and/or research experience preferred
  • Experience in project execution roles is necessary and project management experience is strongly desired.

Position Location

South Charleston, WV

To Apply follow this link:  https://matricinnovates.applicantstack.com/x/apply/a2ok1adqtt8s

Position Closing Date:

Sunday, May 12, 2019

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.