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Sr. R&D Scientist - Polymer Membrane Scientist

Kelly Services
Oceanside, CA 92054
**Title: Sr. R&D Scientist - Polymer Membrane Scientist**



**Location: San Diego, CA (Oceanside)**



**Work Type: Full-Time, On-Site, Direct-Hire**



**Job Summary:**

Kelly has an immediate opening for a highly motivated and creative Senior R&D Scientist to join our location in Oceanside, CA. This position seeks a chemist who has knowledge and experience in polymer science including various polymerization methods, monomer synthesis, polymer purification and processing. You will be part of an interdisciplinary R&D team focusing on green energy applications such as CO2 conversion.


**Essential Job Requirements:**

- Degree in Chemistry or related field, > 4 years chemistry laboratory experience in an R&D setting

- In-depth knowledge and experience with basic lab-scale chemistry practices and polymer science

- Electrolyte membrane and/or ionomer synthesis experience is preferred.

- Polymer film fabrication methods such as tape casting, coating, and/or lamination experience is a plus

- Strong polymer synthesis background is strongly preferred, such as one or more of ATRP/RAFT, anionic, cationic, condensation, free radical polymerization. In-depth knowledge of structure-property relationships and materials properties; ability to design materials to achieve desired properties, is a must

- Strong awareness of safety of chemicals and reactions, ability to handle materials that are sensitive to air, light, and moisture

- Highly motivated and self-driven individual with the ability to work independently, and multi-task under aggressive timeline to support team and corporate objectives


**Preferred qualifications:**

- Broad experience with polymerization processes

- Proven ability to follow detailed SOPs and perform analytical techniques such as GC, GPC, LC-MS, FTIR, UV-Vis, NMR, SEM, TGA, DSC, and electrical impedance spectroscopy (EIS)

- Broad interests and willingness to take on relatively undefined challenges, excellent problem-solving abilities, creativity and ability to work in cross-functional teams.


**Duties and Responsibilities:**

- Participate in the development, formulation, modification, and analytical evaluation of advanced polymer electrolyte membranes

- Maintain excellent laboratory records, and write reports and research summaries as required

- Interact closely with other scientists to develop comprehensive solutions

- Participate in intellectual property creation


**Physical Job Requirements:**


Office/Lab environment. Lifting up to 50 pounds may be required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use their hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone keypad or to write, as well as talk and hear. They are required to stand, walk or sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to focus.



**_For immediate consideration apply today!_**



**_Questions? Please reach out to Jessica at jessica.rubano@kellyscientific.com_**



**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.






**Why Kelly** **** **?**






Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.






**About Kelly** ****






At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.



Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)
Posted: 2022-05-13 Expires: 2022-06-13

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