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  • Gradiant Corporation, New Product Initiative Engineer
  • Fresenius Medical Care, Fiber Development Scientist II
  • Beijing OriginWater Technology Co., Reverse Osmosis Experts
  • Leprino Foods, Senior Principal Scientist/Engineer (Director level)
    Gradiant Corporation
    New Product Initiative Engineer
    Location: Woburn, MA


    Gradiant is a technology driven water Service Company with a vision of solving the world's most challenging and highest value water treatment problems, currently focused on purifying contaminated water from oil and gas extraction and other industrial processes. Gradiant's technologies were developed at MIT and are now commercially converting highly contaminated waste streams to drinking quality water. The company offers the opportunity to work on challenging problems in a high growth environment and ability to make large scale impact on the energy and environmental security of the world.


    Build and test novel reverse osmosis brine concentration systems. Responsibilities include but are not limited to design, build, operation and optimization of laboratory pilot, field pilot and commercial units. Candidate will utilize knowledge and competency in hydraulics, separations and analysis to construct, operate and troubleshoot. Candidate will integrate empirical data and theoretical equations into performance models for use in predicting, optimizing and controlling system performance. Successful development of these novel desalination products could have significant benefit for global water supplies and environmental stewardship in multiple industrial and municipal sectors.


    Build, test and analyze system:

    • Build, operate, troubleshoot and optimize membrane brine concentration systems.
    • Design experiments to assess and optimize process performance.
    • Analyze the data obtained and provide recommendations for improvements or next phases of testing.
    • Diagnose and address issues that arise before and during tests.
    • Work closely with membrane vendors and equipment suppliers to ensure satisfactory performance, use, and maintenance of the system components.
    • Document system information, test data, results and recommendations in clear, concise reports for internal and external presentations.
    • Model system performance:

    • Build a simulation model of the system in MATLAB or equivalent software.
    • Corroborate and iterate with experimental data to achieve accurate predictive models.
    • Use models to optimize system design and operation.
    • Scale up system:

    • Assist with the design, procurement, construction and operation of full-scale and commercial systems.


    • Bachelor's degree in Science in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. Master's degree is strongly preferred.
    • 2-3 years' experience in water treatment.
    • Technical background in mass transport or membrane separation.
    • Hands-on experience in building lab-scale water chemistry or water test systems.
    • Proficient in MATLAB e.g. solving non-linear differential equations and optimization algorithms.


    • Ability to work with high energy in a start-up based environment and don multiple hats, if required.
    • Exceptional communication and presentation skills to convey ideals and technical information effectively to a range of audiences.
    • Curiosity and strong drive to improve status-quo while working in a semi-autonomous environment.

    Date posted: July 25, 2017

    Fresenius Medical Care
    Fiber Development Scientist II

    The Fiber Development Scientist II conducts research and development work on novel projects in the field of medical products for use in dialysis or related process. Requires initiating, maintaining and controlling the timeline of major project(s). Develops detailed engineering and scientific experiments to execute the projects. Provides technical support to other departments.


  • Develops scientific technology platforms and products specifically related to hollow fiber development.
  • Prepares patent disclosures, journal publication submissions, and presentation abstracts. Assists Patent Lawyers with development of patent documentation.
  • Plans, coordinates, tracks and executes well-defined, short-term and long-term R&D project(s).
  • Designs and conducts experiments and engineering studies to broaden the fundamental understanding of Fiber Membrane production and processes.
  • Participates in cross-functional teams on new product development and manufacturing problem-solving efforts.
  • Keeps familiar with current scientific technology in fields relating to company products.
  • Contributes to the generation of ideas and potential inventions to be use in new products.
  • Hands-on involvement with fabrication and processing.
  • Maintains good documentation practices for all data forms, protocols, reports, and laboratory notebooks.
  • Understands the theory behind instrumentation and function of company products, and develops new techniques and test methods.
  • Develops qualification test plans.
  • Develops detailed engineering specifications.
  • Writes Standard Operating Procedures and performs validations on test methods.
  • Sets up, adjusts, and operates equipment and analysis instruments.
  • Maintains general housekeeping of working area and plant.
  • Regular attendance and maintaining a good attendance record is an essential function of the job.
  • Builds productive working relationships.
  • May provide assistance to junior level staff with general tasks that require a better understanding of functions, as directed by immediate supervisor.
  • May refer to senior level staff for assistance with higher level problems that may arise.
  • Review and comply with the Code of Business Conduct and all applicable company policies and procedures, local, state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Assist with various projects as assigned by direct supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.
    Additional responsibilities may include focus on one or more departments or locations. See applicable addendum for department or location specific functions.


  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Frequently required to sit, occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle; reach with hands and arms and wear personal protective equipment that may include safety glasses, hearing protection, smock, etc.
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles up to 1/4 of the time. These may include fumes from diluted Formaldehyde and Glutaraldehyde or DMAC.
  • May be required to use toxic or caustic materials up to 1/4 of the time. This may include diluted solutions of Formaldehyde, Peracetic Acid, Citric Acid and Glutaraldehyde.
  • May be required to use bovine or human blood products including bovine or human blood, and bovine or human serum.
  • Hepatitis B inoculation is required.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
    Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Biochemistry, Physics, Chemistry, or applied sciences required


  • 2 - 5 years' related experience; or an advanced degree without experience; or equivalent directly related work experience.
  • Must be familiar with FDA/ISO Design Control regulations and their application.
  • Must have good knowledge of chemistry and biology.
  • Must have good understanding of Dialysis technology.
  • Must understand analytical instrumentation and theory.
  • Self-motivate to improve knowledge related to research projects by continuous assessment of current publications.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient with PCs and Microsoft Office applications.
    EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

    Please click below to apply directly to our website.

    Date posted: June 7, 2017

  • Beijing OriginWater Technology Co.
    Reverse Osmosis Experts

    Beijing OriginWater Technology Co., Ltd. is a high-tech corporation dedicated to environmental protection. It was funded in 2001, and listed on the stock market in 2010. BOW's growth is driven by the innovation of technology, business pattern and management. Now BOW is the leading enterprise in Chinese environmental protection and the water industry in that it has the most complete industrial chain, membrane manufacturing equipment, big scale project construction and operation capacity. We sincerely want to work with reverse osmosis experts, especially those with membrane industrialization experiences.

    Contact: Ms. Ye Zhao
    Company website:
    Email address:
    Tel: 0086-10-60689207/ Mobile: 0086-159 1050 1400

    Date posted: March 14, 2017

    Leprino Foods
    Senior Principal Scientist/Engineer (Director level)

    Leprino Foods' history dates to over 65 years ago, when the Leprino family first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in Denver. We've grown a bit since then. Today, we are the largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose in the world, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by the Leprino family, we've set our sights to become the "World's Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company." To help us achieve that ambitious vision, we're looking for our secret ingredient: motivated individuals who are the absolute best at what they do. From three people in a small cheese shop in the early 1950s, we have grown to over 4,300 employees throughout our 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?

    For our Denver headquarters, we are seeking a Senior Principal Scientist/Engineer (Director level) on our Research & Innovation team to help take the team to even larger levels! This is a very senior core leader position within Leprino and right individual will be a key thought leader for all Advanced Research & Strategic Research functions for the cheese & nutrition business.

    We Ask of You:

  • In this individual contributor Director level position, you will report to the VP of Research while championing new and disruptive innovations within the dairy nutrition and cheese space.
  • Maintain a long-range vision on what emerging technologies will be needed to support our businesses of the future while actively partnering with external resources and suppliers to realize those opportunities.
  • Transform science and research concepts and emerging technologies into commercializable products, processes, and methodologies.
  • Support the Production Division in troubleshooting plant quality deficiencies, work with technical resources (Technical Services team, Quality Assurance, R&D, etc.) and plant management to identify root cause and eliminate recurring quality problems.
  • Be the leading subject matter expert within Leprino on dairy powder process, research, and innovation.
  • We Offer You In Return:

  • A competitive total compensation package including annual performance bonus eligibility and relocation (if applicable)!
  • 401(k) along with enrollment in an annual Profit Sharing plan opportunity and an executive long-term incentive compensation plan - we hire to retire!
  • Eligible for tuition reimbursement, award recognition, merit, and competitive health/dental/vision benefits.
  • Corporate office in the LoHi neighborhood just minutes from downtown Denver, including an on-site fast casual restaurant, constant pizza tastings, and a robust gym!
  • A chance to reside in sunny Denver, Colorado: 300 days of sunshine (average winter temperature is 47 degrees), the gateway to the Rocky Mountains and all its outdoor wonders, and home to eight professional sports teams including our very own former Super Bowl champs the Denver Broncos!
  • You Have (Non-Negotiable Minimum Requirements):

  • Fifteen (15) years of industry experience, ten (10) of which are in a very similar function.
  • Bachelor's Degree in a Food Technology, Dairy or Food Science, Engineering, Chemistry, Microbiology, or any other applicable discipline.
  • Extensive experience as a scientist or engineer within the dairy powder/nutrition world.
  • Subject matter expert in membrane filtration technologies
  • Demonstrated previous experience in new innovation research (and not just application).
  • Ability to travel up to 25%.
  • We Hope you Have (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Master's or Doctorate Degree in a Food Technology, Dairy or Food Science, Engineering, or any other applicable discipline.
  • Fifteen (20) years of industry experience, fifteen (15) of which are in an engineering or scientific position within the dairy nutrition space - specifically whey technology and processing.
  • Extensive experience in evaporation, spray drying, ion exchange, and chromatography within the dairy nutrition space.
  • Learn more about Leprino and our beautiful town:

    Date posted: March 1, 2017

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