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  • Job reference: RMS0171935

Laboratory Technician

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: California - Other
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 04/10/2016
  • Duration: 12+ months
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
A large oil & gas company

The Role:
- This Research Technician position is intended for an experienced hire with laboratory experience in inorganic materials synthesis and characterization with the New Materials Discovery team, based in Richmond, CA.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

• Catalyst preparation and testing using a variety of reactor types
• General wet chemistry methods
• Product characterization, especially XRD, SEM, ICP
• Gas chromatography use and maintenance
• Maintain a safe, clean, well-organized lab meeting all safety and environmental regulations
• Keeping chemical inventory accordingly
• Maintain data records and laboratory notebooks of sufficient quality to support processes transfer, scale-up and intellectual property protection and patent applications
• Report data in written and oral reports, including data presentations in tabulated and graphical formats
**This is a safety sensitive job

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• B.S. degree in Chemistry or associated disciplines with a specialty in inorganic materials synthesis and characterization
• Preferred 1+ years' experience in related disciplines
• Strong background in laboratory experimental work and basic laboratory skills in the areas of inorganic and organic chemistry
• Good understanding of general laboratory wet chemistry methods
• Strong experience in gas chromatography use and equipment maintenance
• Good understanding of pressure/temperature synthesis experiments, including autoclaves
• Ability to work with complex tasks, complex projects, and multiple tasks at the same time
• Good computer skills are required – competent in standard Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
• Ability to devise experimental protocols and conduct laboratory and bench-scale research
• Ability to collaborate and coordinate research activities with other internal and external researchers
• Ability to identify and propose new
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