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Sr. Scientist- Chemistry

Kelly Services
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Sr. Scientist- Chemistry

Los Angeles, CA

Direct-Hire, Full-Benefits

Pay: up to 120K

Job Description:

The Senior Scientist will help develop and scale our technology for making brand new yarns from old clothing. You will be responsible for experimental process design and implementation and will work closely with the R&D team and the Research and Engineering leadership. This is a full-time, direct-hire role located in Los Angeles, CA with a schedule of Mon-Fri 9 AM - 5 PM.


+ Using knowledge of chemistry and process configurations, understanding critical parameters to be addressed for commercialization.

+ Designing and overseeing research and bench-scale unit testing programs to increase efficiency and scale (e.g. improve process steps via hands-on lab work with solids/liquids in small-scale reactors, units for process unit operations, and other specialty instrumentation for chemical synthesis, purification, formulation, extrusion, etc.).

+ Providing expertise on key engineering theories.

+ Developing, plan and obtain critical engineering data for process scale-up.

+ Deploying technology from lab and pilot scale to commercial operations in collaboration with the Engineering and R&D departments.

+ Providing in-depth technical consultation to commercial implementation teams.

+ Leading troubleshooting of existing processes when observations deviate from the known procedure.

+ Evaluating the chemical and physical properties of various substances.

+ Developing best practices, schedules, and innovative solutions to improve production rates and output quality.

+ Coordinating equipment procurement and external analysis as necessary.

+ Mentoring chemists and laboratory technicians to aid in research and development efforts.

+ Maintaining a laboratory notebook detailing all data measured, observations, and steps performed.

+ Collecting, analyzing, and processing raw data using standard software and techniques.

+ Safely work with glassware, tube fittings (e.g., Swagelok), and Parr reactors.

+ Travel to company locations and facilities for process troubleshooting, meetings, training, or special projects will be required (domestic and international). Available to travel up to 15%.


+ A Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Materials Science or a closely related science discipline and 4 years of industrial experience in Process Development including hands-on experimental and laboratory experience OR M.S. Degree or equivalent in Chemistry and 7 years of industrial experience in Process Development including hands-on experimental and laboratory experience.

+ Ability to handle multiple complex projects simultaneously with solid problem-solving skills.

+ Able to develop scalable, practical process solutions for plant implementation.

+ Strong commitment to operational excellence in the lab, office, and chemical plant environment.

+ Strong teamwork and collaboration skills.

+ Familiarity with performing product analyses using GC, LC, and FTIR and experience with analytical method development for GC and LC.

+ Strong communication skills (oral and written).

+ Flexibility to work on a wide variety of experimental procedures.

+ Collaborate and communicate within your department and across the company.

+ Follow procedures with keen attention to details and approach problems with critical thinking.

+ A track record of successful scale-up experimentation or projects.

+ Proven science professional with a track record of success in new product and process and product R&D.

+ Passion for process chemistry, analytical chemistry, and problem solving.

+ Mechanical aptitude and hands-on ability to independently generate hypotheses, experimental plans, setup of apparatus, and ability to execute on experimental plans and generate data.

+ Ability to troubleshoot chemistry equipment systems and analytical instruments.

+ Must have a strong background in chemicals/polymers manufacturing, process technologies, quality management, solids handling, and scale-up as well as a commanding knowledge of organic chemistry.

+ Must have an incredible enthusiasm for scaling a first-in-kind sustainable process, a strong desire to change the world, and passion for solving difficult chemistry problems.

**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. (
Posted: 2022-06-17 Expires: 2022-07-18

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