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Senior Scientist
SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (SWeNT)
Norman, OK, USA
Position: Full Time

Job Description
There are two Senior Scientist positions available: Catalysis and Metrology. This posting was updated on 6/19/2014. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Senior Scientist - Catalysis Position Description: This Catalysis Senior Scientist will be a key member of SWeNT’s technical team reporting to the Vice President of R&D. Responsibilities include developing improved supported catalysts for producing single-wall, few-wall and multi-wall carbon nanotubes. The researcher will also be responsible for developing improved synthesis conditions utilizing fluidized bed CVD reactors. Responsibilities: - Develop improved supported catalysts for the synthesis of carbon nanotubes with controlled structure and purity. - Develop improved methods for producing carbon nanotubes utilizing these catalysts in fluidized bed CVD reactors. - Develop methods for harvesting carbon nanotubes and regenerating catalysts. - Work closely with Operations team to develop and implement improved QC protocols. - Work closely with the Operations team on scaling-up catalyst manufacture. - Lead and/or participate in creating technical data sheets, applications notes, technical reports, articles, presentations, proposals, invention disclosures and patent applications. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Senior Scientist - Metrology Position Description: This Metrology Senior Scientist will be a key member of SWeNT’s technical team reporting to the Vice President of R&D. This researcher will be responsible for developing improved metrology for characterization of our carbon nanotube materials, as well as our proprietary catalysts. Responsibilities: - Develop improved metrology for characterization of our carbon nanotube materials, as well as our proprietary catalysts. - Utilize a range of metrology techniques that are required to support R&D, Operations, Sales & Marketing and Applications Development teams at SWeNT. - Metrology areas may include UV-vis-NIR, FTIR, Raman, NIRF, XPS, EDS, SEM, TEM, AFM, TGA, DSC, DMA, BET, PSD, TPD/MS, XRF, ICP, rheology, zeta potential, etc. - Work closely with Operations team to develop and implement improved QC protocols. - Lead and/or participate in creating technical data sheets, applications notes, technical reports, articles, presentations, proposals, invention disclosures and patent applications. - Lead and/or participate in specific R&D projects aimed at developing new or improved carbon nanotube products or proprietary catalyst materials. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Requirements
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Senior Scientist - Catalysis Requirements: - MS or PhD in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related field, with strong emphasis on Catalysis. - At least 5 years industrial R&D experience. - Technical mastery of catalyst development and preparation methods. - Experience with carbon nanotube synthesis is preferred, but not required. - Strong oral and written communication skills. - Team player, with demonstrated ability to work effectively with a wide range of people. - “Self-starter” with track record of performance with minimal management direction. - Demonstrated ability to nurture a “positive”, energetic working atmosphere. - American citizen or permanent US residence status preferred. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Senior Scientist - Metrology Requirements: - MS or PhD in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or Materials Science or related field, with strong emphasis in metrology. - At least 5 years industrial R&D experience. - Technical mastery (hands on) of a wide range of metrology areas (noted above). - Experience with metrology of carbon nanotubes is required. - Strong oral and written communication skills. - Team player, with demonstrated ability to work effectively with a wide range of people. - “Self-starter” with track record of performance with minimal management direction. - Demonstrated ability to nurture a “positive”, energetic working atmosphere. - American citizen or permanent US residence status preferred. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Application Info
To apply, please email a cover letter that outlines your qualifications along with a resume to careerinfo@swentnano.com.

2012-10-19 12:03:37

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