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  • Seppure, Chemists or Engineers with Membrane Expertise

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Chemical Engineering

The Otto H. York Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology invites applications for a faculty position in the area of membranes at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor with preference for a junior level candidate and an expected start date of Spring 2020. We are seeking highly qualified candidates with a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering or a closely related field. The successful candidate should have a proven track record of research accomplishments and a commitment to teaching excellence. Candidates with expertise and interest in membrane science and engineering are encouraged to apply. Candidates focusing on experimental as well as theoretical and computational research in membranes are welcome. Candidates from under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

NJIT offers competitive startup packages, exciting opportunities for research collaboration, and a supportive environment for new faculty. Furthermore, numerous interdisciplinary centers and institutes across the campus (http://centers.njit.edu/) offer access to comprehensive, state-of-the-art core facilities and facilitate collaborative research activities. The Department is home to one of four University sites of the National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center, Membrane Science, Engineering and Technology Center (MAST Center).

NJIT is among the top 100 "Best Graduate Engineering Schools" (per U.S. News & World Report). It offers a vibrant engineering community environment and exciting opportunities for research and education. Universities, research institutes and industrial facilities in the vicinity of NJIT further increase collaboration opportunities and access to experimental equipment.

Applications should be submitted online:

https://njit.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=1112

Please include a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of membrane research interests, a statement of teaching interests, and names of at least three references in the application package. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to Professor Kamalesh Sirkar, Kamalesh.K.Sirkar@njit.edu

As an EEO employer NJIT is committed to building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment and strongly encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.

Date posted: March 14, 2019


American Membrane Technology Association

Executive Director

American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) is seeking an Executive Director (ED) to lead the organization starting in October 2019. The current ED, Harold Fravel, has served in this capacity for seven years and is retiring at the end of 2019. The ED serves as a visionary leader and ambassador for the organization supporting AMTA's vision, mission and objectives. The ED will be responsible for managing the Association's communication and outreach strategy, strengthening AMTA's role as America's authority on membrane-based water and wastewater treatment, thus promoting financial stability and growth in membership of the Organization. The ED reports to AMTA's Board of Directors (BOD) and oversees the day-to-day management of the Association. The ED supervises the contracted Administrative Director and staff. Position is for a three-year term subject to annual renewal at the discretion of the BOD. To learn more about AMTA, please visit our website at www.amtaorg.com.

Qualifications:The candidate must have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate effectively as the primary spokesperson for the organization.
  • Experience in water/wastewater treatment, water reclamation/reuse, membranes and/or desalination.
  • Experience working with non-profit associations.
  • Possess strategic, business, marketing and political skills to strengthen the organization, expanding membership and visibility/effectiveness, while also providing oversight of financial/resource allocation.
  • Ability to foster relationships with the membership, including utility, government, manufacturing, engineering, science, academic, and industry leaders.
  • Lead legislative, regulatory, governmental and industry initiatives.
  • Must be willing to travel extensively promoting the organization, participating in conferences and meetings.
  • Experience working with Boards and managing administrative staff.

An ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics:

  • Self-motivated, energetic, results-focused executive with a collaborative leadership style that inspires respect, exhibits confidence and has a persuasive presence.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Entrepreneurial drive and passion for fulfilling the mission of the Association.
  • Innovative and forward thinking in implementation of the organization’s objectives.
  • Candidate must demonstrate progressive, frontline leadership, ability to think strategically, make decisions, and focus the Association's resources on mission specific initiatives

Compensation: Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Travel and other expenses directly related to AMTA business will be paid.

Application: To apply for this position, please submit the following in confidence to the selection committee chairs: cowen@hazenandsawyer.com and jmiller@bozeman.net. The deadline to apply is 5 PM (Pacific/California Time) April 1, 2019

  • Letter of interest with salary request
  • Full resume including employment history
  • A synopsis of your management style, how you would meet AMTA goals and your compatibility with this position (3-page max)

Date posted: March 4, 2019


Seppure

Chemists or Engineers with Membrane Expertise as Full Time or Intern

Organic solvent nanofiltration (OSN) is a molecular separation method which offers a sustainable and reliable solution compared to the conventional energy-intensive separation processes such as distillation and evaporation. OSN can be successfully applied to several applications, such as food, pharmaceutical, petrochemical and finechemical industries.

SEPPURE is developing a new generation of OSN membranes and relevant processes for food, pharmaceutical, petrochemical and fine-chemical industries.

SEPPURE is now hiring chemists or engineers with membrane expertise as full-time and intern.

Location: Singapore

Role Summary:

The applicants will be responsible for the polymeric membrane fabrication and module design as well as process development. Focus will surround the development of organic solvent nanofiltration membranes intended for use in food, pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries. The applicants will be involved in both laboratory and manufacturing environments.

Responsibilities:

  1. Fabrication of polymeric membranes (hollow fiber / flat sheet). Candidates having experience with equipment used in hollow fiber manufacturing are preferred.
  2. Physical characterization of polymeric membranes (XPS, FTIR, XRD, SEM, TEM, etc.)
  3. To design and develop membrane modules (hollow fiber / spiral wound)
  4. Interpretation of the laboratory results to establish novel membrane-based processes to be applied in different industries. Candidates should be familiar with dead-end / cross-flow filtration.

Qualifications:

  1. A Ph.D., Master's, Bachelor's degree in Materials, Chemistry, Polymer, Chemical or Environmental engineering or a related technical field.
  2. Prior experience in membrane fabrication and membrane processes is preferred.
  3. Self-motivated with excellent oral and writing English skills and communication capability.
  4. Ability to carry independent research and work closely with other team members to achieve group goals is essential.
  5. Preferred research or working experience in following areas:
    1. Chemical Engineering: polymeric membrane fabrication including organic solvent nanofiltration (OSN) membranes
    2. Environmental engineering: separation membrane applications including water and wastewater treatment, and molecular separation

    Benefits: Competitive salary, A unique growth opportunity, Diverse responsibilities, Flexibility, an interesting/challenging working environment, Employee stock options.

    To apply please send a cover letter outlining experience and qualifications as well as a copy of CV to jobs@seppure.com quoting "Membrane Development Expert".

    Date posted: March 4, 2019


Umeå University
Postdoc, gas separation membrane in Sweden

Umeå University is dedicated to providing creative environments for learning and work. We offer a wide variety of courses and programs, world leading research, and excellent innovation and collaboration opportunities. 4 000 employees and nearly 34 000 students have already chosen Umeå University. We welcome your application!

The Department of Chemistry is the largest department within the Faculty of Science and Technology with approximately 200 employees and a strong and expanding research. Information about the Department of Chemistry; www.umu.se/en/department-of-chemistry/. We are now offering a postdoctoral fellowship within the field of gas separation membranes.

Project Description Focus on scientific discovery and early conceptual development of novel polymeric materials for gas separation membranes is the main scoop of this project. The project involves fabricating defect free membranes, experimental and/or theoretical investigation of molecular transport in gas separation membranes, collect, analyze and interpret experimental data.

The fellowship is for 2 years. The starting date is 1st of March 2019 or according to agreement and financed by Kempe foundation. The stipend is 288,000 SEK per year.

Qualifications The required qualification is a doctoral degree or a foreign degree that is deemed equivalent in Chemistry or in another relevant field. To be eligible the degree should have been completed a maximum of three years before the end of the application period, unless special circumstances exist. In addition, it is required to have a fundamental knowledge about polymer synthesis and documented experience in membrane fabrication for gas separation applications. Good skills in oral and written English is also a requirement. Experience in characterizing gas separation membranes, as well as the ability to design, assemble and modify experimental setups is a merit. Good ability to effectively collaborate multidisciplinary with others to develop new scientific understanding is demanded.

Application
The application should be written in Swedish or English and include:

  • A cover letter including your qualifications, research interests and motives for applying (maximum 2 pages)
  • A Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications
  • A copy of doctoral degree certificate and other relevant degree certificates
  • A copy of PhD thesis and relevant publications (maximum 5 publications)
  • Name and contact information for at least three reference persons
  • Other documents you wish to claim
  • Your complete application, marked with reference number FS 2.1.6-2493-18 must be submitted in pdf-format to medel@diarie.umu.se (mailto:medel@diarie.umu.se) (state the reference number as subject). Deadline for application: 29th of January 2019.

    For more information, please contact Dr. Naser Tavajohi Hassan Kiadeh, naser.tavajohi@umu.se, +46(0) 90-786 60 61.

    Date posted: January 3, 2019


    Umeå University
    Postdoc, membrane fabrication in Sweden

    Umeå University is dedicated to providing creative environments for learning and work. We offer a wide variety of courses and programs, world leading research, and excellent innovation and collaboration opportunities. 4 000 employees and nearly 34 000 students have already chosen Umeå University. We welcome your application!

    The Department of Chemistry is the largest department within the Faculty of Science and Technology with approximately 200 employees and a strong and expanding research. Information about the Department of Chemistry; www.umu.se/en/department-of-chemistry/. We are now offering a postdoctoral fellowship with focus on polymeric membrane fabrication.

    Project Description The focus of the project is research on fabrication of polymeric membranes for separation applications. Investigating the preparation conditions on the performance of the produced membranes, studying the thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of membrane formation, optimizing the fabrication parameters, and evaluating the potential of the prepared membranes for pilot scale separation are parts of this project. The research which will be carried out in the project is largely experimental.

    The fellowship is for 2 years and financed by Kempe foundation. Starting date is 1st of March 2019 or can be adjusted according to agreement. The stipend is 288,000 SEK per year.

    Qualifications The required qualification is a doctoral degree or a foreign degree that is deemed equivalent in chemistry or in another relevant field. To be eligible the degree should have been completed a maximum of three years before the end of the application deadline unless special circumstances exist. Fundamental knowledge about polymeric membrane formation, and characterizing the prepared membranes are mandatory. Documented laboratory experience in the areas of spinning hollow fiber membrane and/or electrospinning is meriting. Since part of the experimental research will involve designing and building unique equipment, familiarity with electronics is therefore needed to successfully carry out the research project. Very good communication skills in English, both orally and in writing are required as well as good ability to collaborate.

    Application
    The application should be written in Swedish or English and include:

  • A cover letter including your qualifications, research interests and motives for applying (maximum 2 pages)
  • A Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications
  • A copy of doctoral degree certificate and other relevant degree certificates
  • A copy of PhD thesis and relevant publications (maximum 5 publications)
  • Name and contact information for at least three reference persons
  • Other documents you wish to claim
  • Your complete application, marked with reference number FS 2.1.6-2494-18 must be submitted in pdf-format to medel@diarie.umu.se (mailto:medel@diarie.umu.se) (state the reference number as subject). Deadline for application: 29th of January 2019.

    For more information, please contact Dr. Naser Tavajohi Hassan Kiadeh, naser.tavajohi@umu.se, +46(0) 90-786 60 61.

    Date posted: January 3, 2019


    Repligen
    Polymer Engineer

    Inspiring advances in bioprocessing, Repligen is a leader in bioprocess filtration, pre-packed chromatography and Protein A ligands development. Propelled by a culture of innovation and collaboration, and with a focus on cost and process efficiencies, our people and our technologies help meet critical bioproduction demands worldwide. Named one of the fastest growing biotech companies in the USA, Repligen is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts with major manufacturing sites in Massachusetts, California, Sweden, and Germany. This job is located in Rancho Dominguez, CA.

    Repligen made Fortune Magazine's list of the 100 fastest growing companies in the US. We are #74.

    Our Products
    Repligen offers the broadest range of hollow fiber and flat sheet filtration technologies for cell culture and purification, featuring XCell® ATF Systems, Spectrum® KrosFlo TFF Filters and Systems and TangenX® Flat Sheet TFF Cassettes. As the expert in pre-packed chromatography technology, Repligen offers OPUS® Pre-packed Columns with unparalleled flexibility and scalability from bench- to production-scale. Since 1985, Protein A affinity ligands manufactured by Repligen have been routinely used to purify most of the world's monoclonal antibodies.

    The Polymer Engineer is responsible for supporting all aspects of membrane casting process development and production, including mixing, casting, and testing.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Understand Spectrum's proprietary membranes and be the owner of production casting processes.
  • Define, control, and audit manufacturing processes to improve overall manufacturing performance, eliminate and/or reduce waste, improve quality and reduce costs.
  • Take R&D membrane development projects from pilot scale into production.
  • Find root causes for quality/yield problems and implement corrective actions.
  • Keep organized records and provide technical reports as needed.
  • Consult with Engineering Staff on projects, and provides assistance as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 3 - 5 years of development and/or production experience in the area of polymer products is required.
  • Bachelor of Science degree, MS degree preferred in Chemical Engineering or Polymer Engineering is required.
  • Understanding of GMP and ISO requirements is preferred.
  • Must be able to read and interpret engineering/technical documents.
  • Must be proficient with MS Office and electronic file management.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and keep detailed documentation.
  • To apply send a resume to HR@Repligen.com

    Repligen is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Date posted: December 18, 2018


    Umeå University
    PhD student position in Chemistry - Fabrication of Polymeric Membranes

    Umeå University is dedicated to providing creative environments for learning and work. We offer a wide variety of courses and programmes, world leading research, and excellent innovation and collaboration opportunities. More than 4 300 employees and 31 500 students have already chosen Umeå University. We welcome your application!

    We are now recruiting a PhD student to a project where we synthesis new polymers and fabricate polymeric membranes based on these polymers for separation applications. The applicant should have experience in the synthesis of polymer, polymeric membrane formation, and characterizing the prepared membranes. Application deadline is January 15th, 2019.

    Description The focus of the PhD project is research on synthesis of new polymers and fabrication of polymeric membranes for separation applications. Further targets of this project are to investigate the preparation conditions on the performance of the produced membranes, studying the thermodynamic and kinetic aspect of membrane formation, optimizing the fabrication parameters, and evaluating the potential of the prepared membranes for pilot scale separation. The work which will be carried out in the project is largely experimental. The project is based on a collaboration between industry and university.

    Admission requirements You are required to have completed a second- cycle level degree, or completed course requirements of at least 240 ECTS credits, of which at least 60 ECTS credits are at second-cycle level, or have an equivalent education from abroad, or equivalent qualifications.

    To fulfil the specific entry requirements for studies at third-cycle level in chemistry, you are required to have completed first-cycle courses of at least 90 ECTS credits within the fields of chemistry or chemical technology, or other closely related subjects considered directly relevant to the specialization in question. Among these 90 ECTS credits, at least 15 ECTS credits shall have been acquired at the second-cycle level within the specialization or an equivalent subject.

    Fundamental knowledge about the synthesis of polymer, polymeric membrane formation, and characterizing the prepared membranes are mandatory. Documented experience of laboratory work in the areas of separation science and organic synthesis is meriting. Part of the experimental work will involve designing and building unique equipment. Familiarity with electronics and a reasonable amount of handiness is therefore needed to successfully carry out the work.

    Very good communication skills in English, both orally and in writing are required. In order to succeed as a PhD student, you must be creative, goal-oriented and devoted to work. You must also have good interpersonal skills, be resourceful, and have a high degree of independence. You should also have a keen interest in polymer chemistry, alternatively, in organic chemistry, industrial chemistry, separation sciences, and be prepared to adopt scientific and technological challenges.

    About the position The position is intended to result in a doctoral degree and the main task of the PhD students is to pursue their doctoral studies, which includes participation in research, in the compulsory department seminar series, and postgraduate courses. Teaching and other departmental work can be assigned (up to a maximum of 20% of full working time). The employment is time-limited to four years of full-time work, with extension of up one year to compensate for part time teaching and other duties. Salary is set in accordance with the established salary ladder for PhD positions.

    Qualifications/Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Chemical Engineering or related field and a minimum of 5 years of work experience.
  • Mechanical aptitude and history of hands-on ability.
  • Knowledgeable with polymer and solvent processing and material compatibility.
  • Competency with working effectively in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Proven oral presentation and technical writing skills.
  • Proven ability to prioritize/manage multiple projects and deliver on their objectives.
  • Ability to work in an industrial, chemical manufacturing environment
  • The application
    A complete application should contain the following documents:

  • An application letter (see below for expected contents) which should include your contact information;
  • A curriculum vitae including a listing of formal merits,
  • A digital copy of your completed BSc and/or MSc thesis and, if applicable, other research publications;
  • Verified copies of degree certificates translated into Swedish or English, including documentation of completed academic courses and obtained grades; and
  • Contact information to at least three reference persons.
  • As part of your application letter you are requested to account for a) the driving forces that motivate you to pursue studies at the PhD level in this area of science and in our group in particular; b) your career ambitions; and c) the expectations you have on working life after you have completed a doctoral degree. You are also requested to explain why you are convinced that your previous study background and work experience, combined with other items listed in the CV attached to your application, are particularly useful for solving the research challenges listed in this advertisement.

    Your application should be written in Swedish or English and be submitted via our e-recruitment system MyNetwork Pro/Varbi (link below) on January 15th, 2019 at latest.

    For specific information on this position, contact Dr. Naser Tavajohi Hassan Kiadeh, naser.tavajohi@umu.se, +46(0)90-7866061.

    For general information on PhD studies in chemistry, contact the director of postgraduate studies, prof. Elisabeth Sauer-Eriksson, elisabeth.sauer-eriksson@umu.se, +46(0)90-7865923.

    We politely but firmly decline any contacts from recruitment agencies in connection to this ad.

    Information about the department
    The Department of Chemistry is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology. It is currently the workplace of about 200 employees, including about 50 postgraduate students. The research is a strong and expanding part of our activities, which covers three major areas: Biological Chemistry, Environmental and Biogeochemistry, and Technical Chemistry. These three focus areas are also mirrored in programs and courses taught by our staff at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The department is also a strong partner in The Chemical-Biological Centre (KBC). Information about the Department of Chemistry; www.chemistry.umu.se/english. Information about postgraduate education can be found on the Faculty of Science and Technology website: http://www.teknat.umu.se/english/doctoral-studies/. For more information about working at Umeå University, https://www.umu.se/en/work-with-us/

    Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment.

    We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. Link to Ad

    Date posted: November 26, 2018


    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.
    Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and watch our discoveries in action on our YouTube channel.

    Learn More About GE Healthcare - Life Sciences

    Learn More About Careers at GE Healthcare - Life Sciences

    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




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