Employment

MATRIC believes strongly in equal employment 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.


Entry-level Laboratory Technician

Scope

The laboratory technician position performs routine laboratory tests under close supervision of the project manager or senior laboratory personnel to determine chemical or physical characteristics designated.

Major Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Assist in or perform basic analytical tests from well-defined standards and procedures as assigned by the project manager.
  • Carry out routine tasks accurately and follow strict methodologies to carry out analyses.
  • Prepare specimens and samples.
  • Assist senior laboratory personnel in constructing, maintaining and operating standard laboratory equipment, for example: centrifuges, titrators, pipetting machines and pH meters.
  • Use either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes.
  • Ensure the laboratory is well-stocked and resourced.
  • Maintain, clean or sterilize laboratory instruments or equipment.
  • Record results of experiments for interpretation by senior laboratory personnel.
  • Use computers and perform mathematical calculations for the preparation of graphs.
  • Exercise procedural, safety and quality requirements specified in MATRIC’s safety and health process manual and personnel policy manual.

Required Skills

  • A high school diploma or equivalent required
  • Bachelor of Science in chemistry degree preferred
  • Strong communication, organization, and planning skills.
  • High level of technical aptitude and creativity.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

Required Experience

  • Two to four years of related experience and/or training preferred.

Position Location

South Charleston, WV

Position Posting Closing Date

May 28, 2017

To Apply

Apply to:  https://matricinnovates.applicantstack.com/x/apply/a2ok1adir9kj

 


Process Chemist

Scope

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.

Major Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • 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 Skills

  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in organic chemistry or related field.
  • 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 relevant 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
May 26, 2017

To Apply
Apply to:   https://matricinnovates.applicantstack.com/x/apply/a2ok1adlrz5z

 

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.

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