Sr. Chemical Process Engineer #321 Nanosys
Nanosys is looking for an accomplished chemical engineer to bring up new equipment and processes for scaling up its solution-phase nanocrystal synthesis from lab to pilot scale. These novel nanomaterials are designed to be used in the front-end processing at top-tier display companies. The successful candidate will be fully conversant in chemical process development and transfer of processes including equipment selection, process optimization and process controls and automation. The engineer will interact with a team of scientists and is expected to transfer processes smoothly and swiftly to larger scale reactor systems. The person should independently be able to think, analyze, design and control scale-ups to meet the volume demand for our nanomaterials. The candidate is also expected to improve & optimize the process steps to maximize process throughput and product quality while ensuring a safe work environment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Extensive knowledge of chemical synthesis, process scale up, heat and mass transfer, equipment selection and installation, process improvements & optimization. Experience with process automation, and process and data acquisition software is desired
Hands-on; able to think and operate independently with minimal supervision; able to work efficiently and productively and adhere to strict EH&S rules and regulations.
Must have strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
Education, Experience and Certifications:
Advanced degree in Chemical Engineering with a minimum of 4 years of hands-on experience in scale up. BS Chemical Engineer with extensive experience will also be considered. Candidate should have experience in industrial chemical synthesis, such as in the specialty chemical industry, pharmaceutical industry, or equivalent.
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