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GE Healthcare Life Sciences
Process Engineer

Role Summary:
The Process Engineer will be responsible for the polymer membrane process development for filtration technology intended for use in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. Focus will surround the membrane manufacturing process and equipment for the development of new and improving existing membrane filtration products and processes. The engineer will perform both routine and innovative technical work in both laboratory and manufacturing environments.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Establish expertise with polymer extrusion and membrane fabrication.
  2. Apply chemical engineering principles with process engineering experience to establish modern processes to manufacture hollow fiber and improve reproducibility and quality of both existing and new products.
  3. Conduct and support experiments and engineering studies to broaden the fundamental understanding of membrane production and processes.
  4. Work collaboratively with other project team members (e.g. membrane scientists, application engineers, manufacturing engineers, assembly/automation engineers, and QA) to ensure the products meet the user needs and design specifications.
  5. Characterize all aspects of process variables (inputs/outputs) of membrane manufacturing processes.
  6. Create strategies for verification and validation, perform verification tests, and conduct analysis of the test results to ensure complete verification of the requirements and validation of system performance.
  7. Identify, analyze, own, and drive technical issues to resolution.
  8. Participate in the preparation and review of performance and functional requirements, risk management, and other project documents.
  9. Actively participate in site EHS program.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  1. A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Chemical Engineering or related field and a minimum of 5 years of work experience.
  2. Mechanical aptitude and history of hands-on ability.
  3. Knowledgeable with polymer and solvent processing and material compatibility.
  4. Competency with working effectively in a cross-functional team environment.
  5. Proven oral presentation and technical writing skills.
  6. Proven ability to prioritize/manage multiple projects and deliver on their objectives.
  7. Ability to work in an industrial, chemical manufacturing environment

Desired Characteristics:

  1. Experience with equipment used in the manufacture of hollow fiber, fiber spinning, melt spinning, and wet spinning.
  2. Familiarity with cross-flow filtration.
  3. General knowledge or experience with pumps and related plumbing.
  4. Experience with technical or project leadership.
  5. Experience working in a cross-functional, global team environment.
  6. Skilled with statistical analysis and its application to design verification and validation.
  7. Experienced working in ISO9000 or 13485 environments, with regulatory compliance processes and creation of design history files.

About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Healthcare Life Sciences
There is no other life sciences company quite like GE Healthcare Life Sciences. A $5 billion business with more than 11,000 individuals in over 100 countries, we are at work enabling a new era in medicine. For more than 60 years, GE Healthcare Life Sciences has globally supported the development and use of new therapies, helping accelerate the journey from biological understanding to clinical therapy. GE Healthcare Life Sciences works with cutting edge technology enabling and advancing the discovery, diagnosis and medical treatments of the present and the future. We are accelerating biology to cell therapy in ways no other company can.
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GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Locations: United States; Massachusetts; Marlborough

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.

Date posted: October 16, 2018


Case Western Reserve University
Tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor Level

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering or a related field. All research areas will be considered, but of particular interest are the department's existing strengths in electrochemistry, energy, materials, and biomolecular engineering as well as emerging thrusts such as in environmental engineering. The successful applicant is expected to establish an independent research program with national and international recognition and teach at all levels.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including a list of publications and three references), a research statement, and a teaching statement, by email to chefacultysearch@case.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 1st and continue until the position is filled.

Case Western Reserve University is an independent research university located in Cleveland's University Circle, a square mile urban district of cultural, medical, educational, religious, and social service institutions. The university is comprised of 8 schools with over 11,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Date posted: September 21, 2018


Suez Water Technologies and Solutions
Membrane Development Scientist

About SUEZ Water: Suez Water Technologies and Solutions, formerly GE Water & Process Technologies, is a leading global supplier of water treatment, wastewater treatment, and process systems solutions. Joining SUEZ means working for a world leader with 84,000 employees on all five continents. Suez's mission is to bring clean water to the world. In our changing world, where natural resources are becoming scarcer, we're committed to the smart and sustainable management of water resources, the treatment and recovery of waste and supporting our customers in their response to environmental issues. You can have a positive impact on the future of the planet and its resources. Join us in the resource revolution! https://www.suez.com/en/WHAT-WE-THINK

The opportunity: SUEZ Water Technologies seeks goal-focused individuals who are proactive in problem solving and have the leadership and communication skills needed to help a diversified global business achieve its goals. The Membrane Development Technologist helps develop and improve membrane filtration products and the processes used to manufacture them. The job holder performs both routine and innovative chemical and engineering work in both laboratory and manufacturing environments.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and execute the technical deliverables and technologies that are necessary in the design and commercialization of new membrane products and the optimization of existing membrane products.
  • Work closely with customers and commercial teams to evaluate and identify opportunities to drive meaningful business growth through the development of new membrane products.
  • Use your knowledge and experience to experiment, invent, develop and implement new technology to advance our membrane portfolio.
  • Lead laboratory, pilot and production scale-up experiments for new product and process development.
  • Establish early and inclusive partnerships with ancillary functions such as manufacturing, product management and regional technology centers.
  • Follow your ideas from the lab to the market. Use creativity, commitment and drive in the rigor required to transform new products from laboratory-scale ideas to commercial reality.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Polymer Science, Chemical Engineering, Membrane Science or related discipline.
  • Experience linking scientific principles, chemistry, membrane structure and formulation to real world applications is desirable.
  • Demonstrated high performer with a basic knowledge of filters, membranes and water chemistry.
  • Proven ability to prioritize/manage multiple projects and deliver on their objectives.
  • Experience with Statistical analysis tools and Design of Experiment approach a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in an industrial, chemical manufacturing environment

Job location: Minnetonka, MN

How to apply: Apply on-line at https://hris-suez.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=1867. Search keyword "Membrane Development Technologist" or reqID 1867. For more information, please contact Steven Harrold at steven.harrold@suez.xom.

Date posted: September 7, 2018


Membrane Technology and Research
Senior Research Engineer/Scientist

Membrane Technology and Research, a world leader in the development and production of membrane-based separation systems for the petrochemical, natural gas and refining industries, has an opportunity for a Senior Research Engineer/Scientist to work alongside a multi-disciplinary team in the development of new membrane materials.

Duties will include developing and executing work plans, fabricating and characterizing membranes, analyzing laboratory data to understand underlying phenomena, presenting findings at group meetings, writing project reports and new proposals, developing membrane and module scale up procedures and supporting operation of field demonstration units.

A PhD degree in Chemical Engineering or a related discipline with a specialization in membrane science is required. No prior work experience is required. Excellent problem solving, written and verbal communication skills are essential. Ability to work closely with other team members and project partners outside MTR to achieve group goals is a must.

This position is located in MTR's Newark, CA headquarters:

Membrane Technology and Research
39630 Eureka Drive
Newark, CA 94560

Resumes can be faxed to:

Attn: Human Resources
650-328-6580

Emailed to:

careers@mtrinc.com

WE ARE AN AA/EEO/VETERANS/DISABLED EMPLOYER

Date posted: August 2, 2018


Membrane Technology and Research
Research Engineer/Scientist

Membrane Technology and Research, a world leader in the development and production of membrane-based separation systems for the petrochemical, natural gas and refining industries, has an opportunity for a Research Engineer/Scientist to work alongside a multi-disciplinary team in the development of new membrane materials.

Duties will include fabrication and characterization of gas separation membranes, operation of laboratory test equipment, analyzing laboratory data, presenting findings at group meetings, contributing to project reports, supporting the scale up of membrane production on commercial equipment, and assistance in support of field demonstration units.

A BS or MS degree in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry is required. No experience is required, although prior work in polymer chemistry or with membranes is preferred. Excellent problem solving and interpersonal skills are essential. Ability to work closely with other team members to achieve group goals is a must.

This position is located in MTR's Newark, CA headquarters:

Membrane Technology and Research
39630 Eureka Drive
Newark, CA 94560

Resumes can be faxed to:

Attn: Human Resources
650-328-6580

Emailed to:

careers@mtrinc.com

WE ARE AN AA/EEO/VETERANS/DISABLED EMPLOYER

Date posted: August 1, 2018


University of North Carolina

Post Doctoral Research Associate

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (https://sph.unc.edu/envr/). The successful candidate will perform research on membrane technologies for water purification, with an emphasis on the removal of drinking water contaminants of current interest, including various classes of organic contaminants and metals. The successful candidate will contribute to a multi-disciplinary team that is undertaking investigations on a variety of aspects of water contaminants, including occurrence, remediation, human exposure and health effects. The postdoctoral researcher will work closely with engineers, chemists and material scientists from industry and academia. Specific activities by the postdoctoral researcher will include –but not be limited to- the development, testing and characterization of reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membranes for the removal of target contaminants. In addition to research activities, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, proposal writing, and other activities as part of her/his postdoctoral training.

Required qualifications for this position are a Ph.D. in environmental engineering, environmental, science, chemical engineering, civil engineering, or a closely related field, with a focus on membrane technologies. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise on reverse osmosis and/or nanofiltration membranes. Experience in the analysis of contaminants in water (e.g., emerging contaminants, metals, organics, etc.) will be seen favorably, but is not required. An established record of research productivity is also highly desired.

The position is anticipated to begin on August 1, 2018, for duration of one year, with possibility of extension to a second year, depending on satisfactory performance and funding availability. Interested candidates should provide an application package containing: (i) a cover letter, (2) a CV, (3) list of references (at least 2); and (4) two representative research products (preferably research papers). Interested applicants should apply directly at the following link http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/143710. Applicants are also encouraged to send their application package and submit any inquiries directly to Dr. Orlando Coronell (coronell@unc.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Date posted: July 3, 2018


University of South Florida

Post Doctoral Researcher (Bioregenerative closed-loop water purification for space)

Job Description:
The Membrane Biotechnology Lab (Civil & Environmental Engineering) at the University of South Florida is seeking one highly-motivated postdoc to work on a new project on wastewater recycling and resource recovery sponsored by NASA. The candidate will assist in the development of bioregenerative closed-loop water purification technologies that can form the basis of a new approach on sustainable life support for extended space missions and surface habitats. In particular, as a first step, a zero-gravity anaerobic membrane bioreactor (ZG-AnMBR) will be developed. The position is available immediately.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The post-doctoral researchers will work with Dr. Daniel Yeh and team members on the design, fabrication and testing of a lab-scale ZG-AnMBR. Scope will also include mass/energy balance and process modeling. It is anticipated that the position will be filled by an appropriate candidate with experience with membrane technology, biological processes (especially anaerobic), and/or membrane bioreactors. Experience with system controls/automation, sensors integration and DAQ is desirable.

The postdocs will also have the opportunity to be engaged with other ongoing wastewater resource recovery projects, including algae membrane bioreactors and AnMBR for global sanitation.

Qualifications:
Applicant must have a can-do attitude to get hands dirty, a spirit of innovation and sense of adventure, demonstrated resourcefulness, and willingness to pursue high risk/high reward research that is unconventional with elements of uncertainty. The successful candidate must be willing to work as a leader and team player in a complex project with multiple partners, tight deadlines and frequent 24/7 workflow. In addition, applicants should: 1) have completed by the start date all requirements for a Ph.D. degree in either Environmental Engineering or chemical engineering (or a related discipline); 2) demonstrate ability to design, fabricate, operate, sample and analyze data from reactors; 3) have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel to NASA facilities; 4) have ability to serve as a mentor for undergraduate and graduate students in and out of the lab; 5) have a sound publication record; 6) be willing to assist the PI with proposal writing, publishing and teaching. Most importantly, due to the source of funding and since portions of the work will be conducted in NASA facilities, the candidate must be able to obtain the necessary security clearance.

About USF:
The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. According to NSF, USF ranks 25th in total research expenditures among public U.S. universities. USF is the founder and home of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and has ranked in the Top 15 worldwide among all universities for U.S. patents granted for the past five years. Serving more than 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletics Conference (AAC). The University of South Florida’s Tampa campus is located in the vibrant Tampa Bay region known for a variety of cultural and recreational activities that provide an outstanding quality of life.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is based on qualifications. The initial appointment is for one year but may be extended depending on satisfactory performance and funding availability. Health insurance benefits will be offered through the USF Post-Doctoral Scholar Health Insurance Program.

How to Apply:
Applicants must provide a cover letter describing how their interest and skills match with the above description, CV, statement of career intent, and names and contact information for 3 professional references. Application materials may be submitted to Dr. Daniel Yeh (dhyeh@usf.edu). Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled with an excellent candidate.

Date posted: April 20, 2018




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