Position Summary

The Principal Ultrafiltration Membrane chemist is responsible for the development and characterization of new flat sheet ultrafiltration (UF) membrane products as well as the optimization and improvement of existing UF flat sheet chemistries. Using sound experimental design techniques and data analysis skills, they will execute studies starting in the lab, carrying though production scale-up trials, and final product release to production. They will provide technical expertise and troubleshooting to manufacturing for our existing UF flat sheet membrane products and processes. This person will be part of multi-functional team focused on development of new casting lines to produce improved UF membrane chemistries with the aim of producing first-in-class membrane products. 

This is a full-time, salaried position - located either in Wiesbaden, Germany or Goleta, California, USA. To apply, please submit your resume to hr.mnus@microdyn-nadir.com.

ROLE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

  • Highly motivated individual with an entrepreneurial spirit

  • Demonstrate technical, communication, and teamwork skills

  • Able to work on multi-functional teams

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Communicate effectively with other departments

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to)

  • Design and develop new flat sheet UF membrane products

  • Optimize performance of existing UF membrane products

  • Utilize statistical design of experiments to effectively plan, analyze, and execute projects

  • Project management including planning, organizing, executing, tracking, and communication of progress

  • Manage multiple projects

  • Provide technical expertise to UF membrane manufacturing department to resolve technical problems

  • Provide technical input to the design of a new and/or upgraded UF membrane coating line

  • Utilize analytical equipment as needed

  • Adhere to our core values of teamwork, integrity, excellence, and reliability

  • Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:
Master’s degree or PhD in Chemistry, Polymer Science, Membrane Science, Chemical Engineering, or related discipline.

Training and Experience:
Minimum 5 years of experience in the UF membrane business in a development role within a manufacturing environment.

Knowledge of:
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as Visio.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Working knowledge and understanding of flat sheet UF phase inversion chemistries and processes.

  • Demonstrate teamwork skills, technical, communication, and critical thinking.

  • Planning and timeline management for multiple projects.

WORK ENVIRONMENT and PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Work is usually performed in a production and office environment, utilizing lab, industrial, and office equipment. The job will also require the employee to safely handle, use, and dispose of chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, as well as write in a professional manner. The employee is frequently required to sit/stand and use hands. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

To fulfill the requirements of the essential duties and responsibilities, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.  The requirements and environmental characteristics described above are representative of the knowledge, skills, ability, and physical elements necessary for the position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.