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Research Scientist - Microbiology

Employer
Solenis LLC
Location
Wilmington, Delaware, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Oct 23, 2021

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Overview:

Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals for water-intensive industries, including the pulp, paper, oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power and municipal markets. The company's product portfolio includes a broad array of process, functional and water treatment chemistries as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets and minimize environmental impact. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company has 41 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of approximately 5,200 professionals in 120 countries across five continents. For additional information about Solenis, please visit | | .

Solenis is staffed with great minds and powered by ingenuity. When you join the Solenis team, you become part of a global community of 5,200 experts who work together to provide advanced process and water treatment solutions. Our team members take pride in their ability to think dynamically and help solve our customers' unique challenges. If you're interested in becoming a part of our elite team, please explore our current career opportunities.

Description:

Area of Responsibility (business specifics): Plan and conduct product and process research related to the development of microbial control technology for use in water treatment processes; specifically in the areas of utility water, paper processing, and food and beverage applications. Function as the technical lead in one or more R&D program(s), develop creative solutions to complex problems using advance theories and knowledge where no precedent exists, prepare technical reports with independent interpretation of data, coordinate the efforts of external resources related to specific projects or requests, direct the work of one or more professional and technicians, and establish a high level of scientific knowledge. Serve as technical resources/mentor to junior technology peers, applications, and field sales associates.

Desired Candidate Skills/Experience: A successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline, preferably with expertise in the areas of environmental microbiology or microbial physiology. Good communication skills, the ability to work in a team environment, a pragmatic outlook, and a scientific approach to problem solving are essential. Experience with statistics, design of experiment, and process simulation is desired. Strong preference will be given to qualified candidates with relevant prior industrial experience and a demonstrated ability to develop novel technologies in the area of microbial control.

Qualifications:

A successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline, preferably with expertise in the areas of environmental microbiology or microbial physiology.

Candidates with MS degree with equivalent experience may also be considered for strongly qualified candidates.

Industrial experience is desirable.

Documented track record of innovation; academic or industrial based.

Experimentalist with a passion for hands on laboratory work.

Must be able to successfully work in a collaborative team environment.

Ability to adapt to changes in business needs and prioritize accordingly.

Demonstrated project planning acumen.

At Solenis, we understand that our greatest asset is our people. That is why we offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits and numerous opportunities for professional growth and development. So, if you are interested in working for a world-class company and enjoy solving complex challenges, whether in the lab or the field, consider joining our team.

Solenis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, including Minorities / Women/ Veterans / Disabled.

Solenis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Should you require assistance in applying to this opportunity, please reach out to Solenis Talent Acquisition at (phone number removed)
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