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  • AECOM, Research and Development Engineer 4
Form Energy
Senior Membrane Scientist

Target Start Date: As Soon As Possible

About us
Form Energy (formerly Baseload Renewables) is developing a new class of energy storage systems to make renewable energy the cheapest, easiest way to power the world year round. We are looking for world-class engineers and scientists to join our technical team and help develop the core technologies into a world changing product.

Role Description
We are seeking to hire a materials expert to lead membrane development for our energy storage system. A successful candidate will have broad experience in both organic and inorganic (and/or composite) materials development. The main day to day activities will include: driving internal proof of concept experiments and interfacing with external, joint development partners.

What You'll Do

  • Develop and lead membrane workstream
  • Conduct internal proof-of-principle experiments, including hands-on wet chemistry to fabricate and evaluate separation performance of materials
  • Develop internal experimental protocols and metrics for benchmarking materials
  • Project manage and contribute technically to external partnerships and joint development projects

What We're Looking For


  • PhD Materials Science or related field; MS with industry experience considered
  • Demonstrated familiarity with membrane fabrication and characterization
  • Experience with government funded projects a plus
  • Characteristics

    • Comfortable to manage and lead external and/or joint development activities
      • Excellent organizational and communication skills a must
    • Flexible working style: Hands-on work to develop benchmarking tests and hands-off to develop figures of merit for external projects
    • Able to work well in cross-disciplinary project teams and deliver results
    • Enjoy the fast paced, results driven environment of a startup

    For more information, please contact William Woodford at

    Date posted: February 13, 2018

    NL Chemical Technology
    Senior Membrane Research Scientist
    Location: Mount Prospect, IL

    NL Chemical Technology (NLCT), founded in 1995 by Dr. Norman N. Li, is a leading membrane technology research and development company. For 20+ years, we have been developing scientific and engineering innovations in the polymer membrane area and commercializing our R&D results. The advanced membrane and process technologies developed are for water treatment and desalination. Building on core areas of expertise in polymer chemistry and process engineering, NLCT has developed a broad portfolio of advanced thin-film composite reverse osmosis (TFC RO) and nanofiltration (NF) membrane manufacturing technologies. We have 2 immediate openings for a polymer chemist and a chemical engineer, who are highly innovative and motivated to join our multi-disciplinary research team.

    It is desirable the candidates have experience with thin-film-composite membrane and membrane separation process and have 5+ years industrial experience.


  • Design new or modify existing polymeric membranes
  • Develop coating and surface modification of polymer membranes
  • Plan and conduct laboratory chemical formulation research and process development studies
  • Scale up study of pilot plant operations to commercial production
  • Participate in the start-up of commercial production line at customer site

    R&D Skills:

  • Understanding of polymer structure and function relationships
  • Good understanding and knowledge of polymer chemistry and surface chemistry.
  • Good knowledge of membrane separations, process engineering, water treatment, instrumental analysis and mechanical engineering is desirable
  • Knowledge and experience on statistical design of experiments and Six Sigma is desirable
  • Knowledge and experience with project management is a plus


  • PhD /MS in chemical engineering, polymer chemistry, organic chemistry, material science, environmental engineering, or industrial engineering.
  • Experience in polymer synthesis and modification of physical/mechanical properties of polymers including morphology and rheology or process scale-up and development is desirable.

    Salary Compensation: $80-120K

    Please send your resume to

    Date posted: January 29, 2018

  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    Postdoctoral Fellowship

    A Postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Norwegian University of Science and Technology. This position is financed by the Research Council of Norway within the MembrAlign project (Membranes with Aligned nanostructures for CO2 separation). The appointment has a duration of 2 years. The earliest starting date is 1st April, 2018.

    Information about the Department
    The current research fields at the Department includes catalysis, colloid and polymer chemistry, environmental engineering and reactor technology and process systems engineering. Information about the department is available on the Departments homepage:

    Job Description
    The primary objective of this project is to develop and optimize polymeric nanocomposite membranes with a patented alignment technology for CO2 separation. The work will be conducted at the Department of Chemical Engineering in membrane research team.

    The applicant must hold a PhD in chemical engineering, materials science or similar, and a documented background in membrane separation or nanocomposite material development. The successful candidate should have profound hands-on expertise in key lab techniques such as membrane coating, nanoparticle modification and nanocomposite preparation. Candidates with skills in material characterization like SEM/EDS, TEM, XRD, DMA and FTIR will be preferentially considered.

    We search for a creative person able to conduct an independent research and solve challenging experimental problems. The ideal candidate should also have good communication skills in both written and oral English, with documented ability of writing high quality scientific papers.

    Further information can be obtained from Associate Professor Liyuan Deng, Department of Chemical Engineering, NTNU. E-mail:

    Terms of Employment
    The appointment of the Postdoctoral fellows will be made according to Norwegian guidelines for universities and university colleges and to the general regulations regarding university employees. NTNU’s personnel policy objective is that the staff must reflect the composition of the population to the greatest possible extent.

    The position as Postdoc is remunerated according to the Norwegian State salary scale. There is a 2% deduction for superannuation contribution.

    The Application
    Applications with CV, certificates from the PhD, Bachelor and Master, possible publications and other scientific works, certified copies of transcripts, (certified copies of documentation on English language proficiency (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) ) and reference letters should be submitted.

    Applications should be submitted electronically through the link at Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered.

    The reference number of the position is: NV-22/18

    Application deadline: 15th March 2018

    Date posted: January 24, 2018

    Research and Development Engineer 4
    Location: Pittsburgh, PA

    Position Description:

    • This position requires a Degree in Engineering or equivalent and at least 3 years of experience in the fabrication of gas separation membranes and the characterization and testing of the resultant membranes for carbon dioxide capture. Experience in spinning hollow fiber membranes is highly desirable.
    • The candidate will provide R & D support to NETL-AECOM Carbon Capture staff.
    • The R & D support shall focus on developing and fabricating highly effective novel membranes and modifying their properties to optimize the performance in carbon capture applications. This development includes the material synthesis, characterization and evaluation of CO2 absorption performance for membrane optimization.
    • The candidate will have extensive work history in designing and conducting experiments in new membrane fabrication, characterization and development.
    • A monthly update will be required, briefly describing the accomplishments from that month and the next month's forecast. The applicant will include the relevant status of patents, publications or presentations. A quarterly update will be required briefly describing that quarter's accomplishments.
    • The candidate will participate in weekly group meetings which are designed to allow the applicant to discuss current research and promote discussion with fellow Carbon Capture researchers. Approximately every six months, the manager will request that the applicant lead a PowerPoint presentation at these meetings.
    • This position will require extensive interface with customers and potential collaborative partners, so excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. The complexity of information to be managed will require excellent organization skills and attention to detail.
    • Minimum Requirements
      Bachelors degree in Engineering, or related scientific field and at least 8 years of job-related experience or a Masters degree and 3 years of experience or a Ph. D. or equivalent. A Professional Engineer's license may substitute for 2 years of experience. Excellent communication and analytical skills; working knowledge of computer systems and integrated software application programs. Position may require travel. Position may require the ability to pass and maintain a Security Clearance.

      Preferred Qualifications

      What We Offer
      AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

      AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

      Job Category Engineering

      Country United States of America

      Requisition/Vacancy No.171073BR

      Hiring Manager Kevin Resnik

      Recruiter Amanda Ball

      To apply go to and click on “Careers”

      Date posted: October 25, 2017

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