We’re seeking a Lab Associate to help expedite our research efforts.
This is a full-time position in Menlo Park, CA. We accept local applicants with the status for US employment.
Typical Activities in the Job
Carry-out chemical reactions and processes (ie. reflux, pressure reactors, filtration, distillation, extraction, titration, extrusion, compounding)
Run routine analytics including GCMS/LCMS/IR etc.
Prepare reaction feedstocks
Clean and maintain laboratory work areas including all lab equipment and glassware
Develop and maintain a chemical/consumable inventory and restock commonly used items
Research equipment parts or consumables and make purchases
Research relevant topics and gather information/data to assist the R&D team
BSc in chemistry, material science, polymer science or equivalent (MSc preferred)
Minimum 2 years of experience working in a wet chemistry/scientific laboratory
Must be comfortable working with hazardous materials and must comply to all health and safety regulations
Excellent time management skills and ability to multitask and prioritize work
Experience performing independent research is an asset
Experience with distillation and organic extractions
Experience with air-free chemistry using a Schlenk line
Experience with small and large molecule purification
Experience in polymer characterization and mechanical testing
Experience with LCMS, GCMS, NMR, IR, melt flow, DSC, TGA, tensile modulus, extrusion, compounding.
Ability to perform equipment maintenance and troubleshooting