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Chemistry Researcher

Posted by: Western Maple Bio Resources Inc.
Posting date: April 12, 2021      Closing date: October 11, 2021
Posting date: April 12, 2021
Closing date: October 11, 2021
 
Job location: London - ON, Canada
 
Salary: 36/Hour
 
Vacancy: 1
 
Job category: Research & Consulting
 
Job id: 20210412-153535

Job summary:


Aiming at development of transformative green chemical technologies and bio-products, WMB’s ingenious team of scientists and engineers dedicate to transforming lab innovations to industrial applications and markets. Partnering with BIC (Bio-industrial Innovation Centre) Canada and Western University, WMB has wide access to state-of-the-art expertise and research facilities.

Job description:


Job Duties

  • Develop innovative products based on natural polymers (cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin);
  • Collaborate with chemists and lab technicians to develop and test innovative wood adhesive, water adsorbing materials, foam insulation materials, and UV coatings;
  • Participate in aspects of complex problem solving and materials development;
  • Maintain precise and detailed laboratory records and write reports and research summaries as required;
  • Analyze and present findings; assume responsibility for project documentation including reports, invention disclosures, etc.;
  • Conduct chemical analysis to ensure quality control of raw materials, chemical intermediates or final products;
  • Conduct material characterization following ASTM standards;
  • Participate in intellectual property creation and maintain absolute confidentiality;
  • Participate in investigations into product failure. Ensure involvement in all trouble-shooting activities;
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Experience in adhesives or coatings or other related fields;
  • Masters in polymer chemistry or chemical engineering;
  • PhD in polymer chemistry considered an asset, but not required;
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel, PPT, Projects, etc);
  • Familiar with laboratory analytical instruments (IR, NMR, GC-MS, DSC, TGA, GPC, etc.) and know how interpret analytical results;
  • Passionate about chemical research;
  • Strong technical and analytical skills with solid understanding of research methodologies;
  • Must be flexible, excellent attention to detail and have a hands-on approach;
  • Ability to keep all trade secrets, patents, and proprietary information in strictest confidence;
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Able to work independently and as a part of a team

Experience:

  • Natural polymers, UV curable polymers, foam materials, adhesives, wood products 1-5 years (Preferred)
  • chemistry: 1-5 years (Preferred)
  • polymer chemistry: 1-5 years (Preferred)

Terms of Employment: Permanent Full time

Language of work: English

Hours: 35 hours/week 

How to apply: Please send resume to info@westernmaplebio.com;  All applications by phone call will not be assessed.

 

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