Senior Scientist (m/f) SEPURAN® Membrane Development
Evonik is one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies. Profitable growth and sustained value
creation form the heart of our strategy. Around 80 percent of sales come from leading market positions,
which we plan to expand further. We concentrate on high-growth megatrends, especially health, nutrition,
resource efficiency and globalization.
Over the past three years Evonik Fibres (www.sepuran.com), a part of Evonik Industries, has successfully
developed and launched a gas separation membrane under the brand name SEPURAN® GREEN specifically
designed for the biogas upgrading market. This membrane consists of polyimide hollow fibers which are
directly made from polymerization solutions produced on-site. For further growth of our business it is
envisaged to expand our SEPURAN® membrane portfolio towards the area of industrial gases. To strengthen
the team, to manage new development projects and to cope with the improvement of current and future
products, a new position has been created for a senior scientist with a profound background in gas
Evonik Fibres is looking for its site in Schörfling (Austria) for a Senior Scientist (m/f) SEPURAN® Membrane Development.
Development of new hollow-fiber based membrane products in close cooperation with the
Improvement and optimization of existing membrane products in terms of performance and costs
Modification of products based on customer requests
Development of new production processes for gas separation membranes
Scale up of production processes from lab to pilot scale and full scale respectively
Consulting & leading teams during start-up phase and troubleshooting sessions
Keeping track with latest membrane-related developments within scientific world (patent and scientific literature)
Propose ideas for future membrane products (new applications, new types of membranes, new polymers, etc.)
Degree in chemical engineering, preferably a PhD degree, with expertise and track record in membrane formation and/or membrane gas separation
Good communication skills, backed by a good command of English and German and high willingness to learn the German language in a short period of time
Innovative and creative
Independent, team-oriented style of work
Assertiveness and team skills
Able to persuade colleagues and customers of new ideas, plan the required technical and human resources and to lead and motivate the team
Shows initiative, high sense of responsibility for people, projects and budgets
What we offer
We offer employees a truly inspiring environment with work in an international team that motivates and challenges. Performance-linked pay, personal development and ongoing specialist training come with the job.
Then apply today via our online careers portal at www.evonik.com/careers.
Happy to answer your questions is Dr. Tymen Visser, TELEPHONE +43 7672 701 3970
VACANCY REFERENCE NUMBER EU - 6065
Date posted: March 20, 2014
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Postdoc Fellowship in CO2 separation membranes
A postdoc fellowship for a period of two years is available in Memfo group at NTNU. His/her work will be part of the WP3 (Membrane technologies) in HiPerCap project (High Performance Capture, EU FP7 program), aims to develop high performance membranes for CO2 capture.
Applicants for the position should have a PhD degree within relevant science, engineering or technology areas. Preferably the candidates should have a strong background both in chemistry and chemical engineering. Good laboratory skills will be an advantage. Candidates with previous experience in gas separation membranes, especially polymeric membranes or ionic liquids, are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants should also demonstrate cooperative and communicative skills and proficient English language.
Application, salary and other information:
Applications with motivatio n letter, CV including a full list of publications and other scientific works, certified copies of transcripts and certificates from Master, PhD and other relevant exams or experience, copies of maximum 5 publications, and a list of contact information for three references should be submitted electronically to Professor May-Britt Hägg (Head of Memfo), email firstname.lastname@example.org or Associate Professor Liyuan Deng, email email@example.com.
NTNU is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the workforce. The appointments will be made according to the general regulations regarding university employees. This position is at wage level 57 on the Norwegian State salary scale, with gross salary NOK 473100 a year. There is a compulsory 2 % deduction to the pension fund.
About the group:
Memfo is located at Gløshaugen campus in Trondheim, Norway. Memfo’s focus has always been on environmental friendly membrane processes, and thereby covering the whole chain from basic research on materials to membrane process development including simulations and pilot testing. Today CO2 capture is a main focus in the research. Memfo group has 15 members (Professors, researchers, PhDs and Postdocs), and has in addition attracted many master students. The group is highly international with respect to the group members, and has a big and active international network. For more information about Memfo group, see http://www.chemeng.ntnu.no/memfo/
Date posted: May 15, 2014
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Job Description: Novel Membrane Materials & Systems for Micropollutant Removal
The IFG-Membrane Technology Department was established in March 2014 and has
access to state-of-the art research facilities within the National Research Centre of the
Helmholtz Association. As a postdoc you will be responsible to establish a research group
within one of the three main interest areas of the department (i) new membrane materials,
(ii) membrane retention and fouling mechanisms, and (iii) membrane systems development
- applied to water treatment.
This entails the planning and execution of research projects, set-up of required membrane
filtration systems and development of relevant analytical methods. In addition, cooperation
with internal and external partners, data acquisition and analysis, publication in peer
reviewed high impact journals as well as student supervision are part of the responsibilities. Contribution to teaching within the Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering will be possible. Research funding is sought from national and international funding bodies. The position is not bound to a particular project and hence provides excellent possibilities for the career development of a researcher.
Qualifications: PhD in Chemical/Process/Environmental Engineering/Applied Science or equivalent
You have completed a PhD and demonstrated independent research skills through
publication in peer reviewed international journals and have experience with the
preparation of research funding proposals. Experience with water treatment processes,
membrane technologies, polymer materials, analytical chemistry, micropollutant detection
and environmental issues will be a good foundation to the position, although candidates
with a stronger foundation in membrane material synthesis or micropollutant specific
analytical chemistry skills lacking applications experience will equally be considered.
Affliation: KIT - Institute of Functional Interfaces (IFG) - Membrane Technology
c/o KIT Campus North
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
Deadline: Applications will close 4 July 2014 (enquiries welcome until filled)
Duration: Initially one year with the possibility to extend
Salary: Remuneration shall be based on the Collective Agreement for the Public Service Sector.
Start Date: As soon as possible
Contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andrea Iris Schäfer, Tel +49(0)721/608-26906, Andrea.Iris.Schaefer@kit.edu
Professor of Water Process Engineering - Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering
Head of Membrane Technology Department - Institute of Functional Interfaces (IFG)
Applications: Please send applications with CV, publication list, academic transcripts, degree certificates,
contact details for three references and a detailed research plan for the position to the
Human Resources department attention of Patrick Dolzinski with the position reference
Date posted: May 23, 2014
Oasys Water, Inc
Oasys is helping to solve the world's most pressing challenge: Water. With a vision to create an abundant supply of fresh water for the entire planet, we are developing innovative solutions for water treatment and desalination in industrial markets around the globe. Beginning with the first-in-the-world Membrane Brine Concentrator technology, Oasys is delivering solutions that will be instrumental in creating a sustainable and prosperous global future. Established in 2009, Oasys Water is headquartered in Boston's Industrial Innovation District, on the revitalized waters of Boston Harbor. For more, visit us at www.oasyswater.com.
Oasys Water is seeking an experienced Membrane Scientist to join our rapidly growing team in Boston, MA:
Polymer chemist to perform novel research tasks.
Improve and optimize engineered osmosis technology for desalination of impaired water supplies.
MS in polymer synthesis or organic chemistry.
Alternatively a BS in chemistry with an emphasis in polymer science or equivalent and two plus years experience with polymeric film casting or coating or polymer synthesis would be considered
Must be willing to travel <~20%.
Experience includes knowledge about thin film coating techniques and theory
Familiarity with film casting techniques and hands on experience performing film casting
Familiar with instruments and techniques used to measure surface properties including FESEM, ESEM, ATR-FTIR, and porosimitry
Wet chemistry laboratory experience a must
Understanding both theory and application of fundamental physical chemistry and physical chemistry of polymers Knowledge of polymer synthesis
Ability to work well with other laboratory personnel to meet aggressive project schedules
Must be disciplined and self-motivated to identify and learn new concepts or gain new skills as necessary to keep pace with evolving project demands
Mechanical aptitude required to maintain laboratory equipment (i.e., membrane casting and coating hardware and lab or pilot scale hydraulic systems)
Ability to collect accurate experimental data, critically evaluate data, and clearly communicate results
If you are interested and your qualifications align with our requirements, please send your resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date posted: June 18, 2014
GE Power & Water
Third Shift Production Leader, Minnetonka, MN
At GE Power & Water, named the Water Company of the Year by Global Water Intelligence, we manufacture water filtration and purification products and systems, with the goal of helping to solve complex challenges related to water availability and quality. Our Minnetonka site, at the intersection of 494 & 62, is a 420,000 square foot site with 24/7 operations and over 500 employees. We are currently making a multi-million dollar investment in the expansion of our membrane fabrication operations.
Develop manufacturing plans consistent with the goals and objectives of the department annual plan
Arrange for and provide adequate staffing to meet the production schedules set by production planning, consistent with budget and current business levels
Lead the root cause analysis to identify root causes that limit production from achieving the goals and drive closure of action items that result
Support, encourage and facilitate Lean Manufacturing principles by providing adequate time for training and for project teams to accomplish continuous improvement projects
Maintain and further develop a Visual Workplace including support for a 5-S program, active project boards, performance measure charts, and training program status boards
Strive to keep all variances related to achieving business objectives, monitoring increases and decreases in production demand
Develop and support the growth of all employees
Identify, justify, document and implement process productivity projects which support the area's growth plan and yield significant reduction in defects and increased productivity
Support equipment upgrades from purchase through installation
Drive Process Improvement / Cycle Reduction initiatives and drive productivity improvements via process changes or improvements
Identify and reduce product quality issues caused by process variation
Ensure processes contribute to a safe work environment
Support all company workplace policies including attendance and safety objectives
Coordinate emergency response as necessary and lead investigation and closure of actions items from the event
Work with HR to develop a performance oriented work environment encompassing timely performance appraisals, 45 & 90 day reviews for new employees, timely disciplinary action when warranted, and compensation programs which encourage employees to excel
Implement skills based pay model and maintain the processes as changes are made in the future
The 3rd shift Production Supervisor will be a key member of the Operations and Manufacturing Engineering teams. In addition to providing leadership to 3rd shift production, they will provide manufacturing and project engineering support to our current and new state-of-the-art membrane manufacturing operations.
Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from an accredited university or college (or a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in a chemical engineering position)
Minimum of 3 additional years of supervision or chemical engineering experience in a manufacturing environment
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.
Web handling experience
Chemical coating experience
Process or production engineering experience in a chemical operation
Lean / Six Sigma training or equivalent quality training
Ability to plan, communicate and execute
Ability to deal fairly and equitably with all employees
Strong organizational skills
Ability to work with all levels of the organization
Ability to lead projects utilizing project management skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
Ability to train and develop employees
For immediate consideration please submit an application via the GE Careers portal utilizing the link provided below.
GE Careers portal
Date posted: July 24, 2014
Leader in Filtering Materials for Air or Water
Head of the R&D Center
Work out plans about researching and developing technology of filtering materials according to the technology development tendency and products demands.
Lead the research of filtering materials of air or water, and the technology of materials development and manufacturing. Improve the filtering effect, materials performance and product competitiveness.
Apply the mature and applicable technologies developed by the team or outside to latest products.
Cultivate and train the team.
Education- Doctoral Degree in macromolecules, chemistry, non-woven materials, membrane-related materials or related field.
At least 5-8 years experience in air filtering or water filtering, like filtering materials development, production, especially in the field of adsorption or membranes.
Prefer candidates with good experience in famous company or research center.
Rich experience in practicing of the working principles, performance features and manufacturing techniques, of filtering materials of air or water.
Proficient in performance test and analysis of filtering materials.
Fluent in English or Japanese.
Date posted: July 24, 2014