Research Technician in Richmond, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 10/12/2018

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Job Description

Research Technician

11/01/2018 – 02/01/2019 w/ benefits

Richmond, CA

Pay: $20/hr+

Preferred Qualifications: 
• Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or two years college in Chemistry 
• Strong mathematical skills highly desirable 
• Must be able to learn quickly and bring forth new ideas and solutions 
• Strong communication skills both written and oral 

Required Qualifications: 
• Minimum of 3 years R&D laboratory experience, preferred in the areas of chemistry or chemical engineering. Experience should include safe work with hazardous chemicals. 
• Team work and ability to multi-task simultaneously 
• Proficient in Microsoft (Word, Outlook, Excel), data manipulation and graphing along with analytical instrument software 
• Technician should show motivation to help develop and/or apply new analytical techniques such as GC, HPLC, etc. 
• Attention to safety is critical, in working with chemicals, high-pressure and high-temperature process units. 

Position Details 
Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to: 
• Assists in research and development of new physical and chemical separation processes for removal of mercury from hydrocarbons. Work is at the lab, bench, and potentially pilot scale. 

• Will be provided work direction by one or more research engineers. The work involves preparing separation agents (solvents, adsorbents, membranes, etc), operating, troubleshooting, maintaining, modifying separation and reaction testing equipment, such as distillation, adsorption, solvents extraction, membranes, and other reactive separation processes testing units, etc. 

• Operates, troubleshoots, fixes, and maintains analytical instruments, such as gas chromatography, sulfur and nitrogen speciation detectors, Lumax mercury analyzers, etc . 

• Organizes, compiles, and files data. Makes basic calculations related to test runs and data workup. Does simple data interpretation, such as preparing graphs and Excel spreadsheets, and creating reports as needed. Maintains records (written and computer) of sufficient quality to support patent applications. Maintains an accurate and up to date Laboratory Note Book. 

• Maintains a clean, neat, and safe laboratory according to safety policies and tenets. This includes keeping the lab up-to-date on safety inspections (e.g. regulator and relief valve inspections up-to-date). It also includes maintaining chemical inventory and other appropriate safety records for lab operations. Follows all safety regulations and procedures. 

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