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  • Job reference: RMS0108009

Laboratory Technician/ R&D Assistant

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 19/03/2012
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The Company:
Our major Oil & Gas Client is in need of a Laboratory Technician/ R&D Assistant in Houston, Texas.

The Role:
Role Description

The Laboratory Technician/R&D Assistant is a member of an experimental R&D team, with responsibility for supporting ongoing programs by carrying out the preparation and synthesis of inorganic compounds and catalysts utilizing conventional Chemistry techniques.

Key Accountabilities

• Carry out experiments according to clearly defined safety and environment guidelines.
• Partner with program scientists and project leaders in the planning and execution of experiments.
• Maintain detailed and accurate laboratory record keeping.
• Perform data entry, records management and effective communication of results.
• Demonstrate initiative by suggesting lab improvement projects through application of new techniques or new equipment.
• Implement equipment modifications under the direction of Client personnel.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Job Requirements

• Must possess a high degree of safety consciousness and demonstrate basic safety skills in the handling of toxic / hazardous materials.
• Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.
• Basic knowledge of reaction chemistry and chemical nomenclature, and experience with basic analytical instrumentation (GC, AA, MS, etc.).
• Associates degree or equivalent work experience in chemical synthesis or chemical laboratory operations preferred.
• Skill in general wet chemistry techniques.
• Ability to multi-task and work well with others in a team environment.
• Good mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting skills.
• Basic computer skills, including MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook).
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