Polymer Chemist (Synthesis, Characterization, Colloidal Science, Material Science) in Gaithersburg, MD at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 11/11/2018

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Entry Level Polymer Chemist (Synthesis, Colloidal Science, Material Science)

If you are looking for an opportunity at an innovative company in the biochemistry industry, we have a permanent role as an Entry Level Polymer Chemist in the Gaithersburg, MD area!  PhD's cannot be considered for this role.

Job Overview:

The Polymer Scientist will be working with the other members of the Research & Development (R&D) team developing new concepts on specific topics, as well as hands-on work in the laboratory with focus on polymer synthesis, colloidal science and assembling membranes for commercial use.

Main Tasks/Responsibilities:

  • Polymer synthesis, characterization and performance evaluation
  • Participation in creation and execution of comprehensive R&D plans such as project plans, tasks, deliverables, milestones, and timelines
  • Prepare membranes based on the above and using various cross-linking chemistries obtain most suitable performance
  • Perform robust data analysis of data from lab experiments and being responsible for documentation of technical progress and results

The qualified candidate must have:

  • B.A /B.S. or M.S with 1-3 years of polymer synthesis experience
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment, work short cycle times and flexible hours if required, and deliver results under pressure
  • Ability to work independently and maintain a high level of quality in work

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of and experience with Colloidal Science (Lamellar phases)
  • 1-3 year industry experience in polymer synthesis
  • Experience with a wide range of analytical tools and techniques for polymer characterization
  • In addition to a challenging and interesting work environment and the opportunity to work on ground-breaking technology we are offering an attractive compensation and benefit package incl. health, dental and 401k etc.

For immediate consideration, email your resume to mmoncrieffe@apexlifesciences.com with 'Polymer Synthesis' in the subject line.  

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