Research Chemist

Job Title: Research Chemist

Job Description: Element Staffing is recruiting for a Research Chemist for a major petrochemical company in SE Houston. This is a great opportunity to play an integral role in the research and development of new polymer products. Candidates with previous research or undergraduate research experience are encouraged to apply.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Handle and conduct organometallic reactions, maintain lab reactors, and perform analytical testing on catalysts and polymers.
  • Properly document results into LIMS and assist in the development and improvement of laboratory SOPs.
  • Maintain all laboratory databases with new results for record keeping and report generation.
  • Maintain and calibrate laboratory equipment per the current maintenance schedule.
  • Interact and communicate results and activities to Lab Management, Production, Operations, and Customer Service.
  • Actively participate and maintain compliance with company HSE program and policies.
  • Assist with raw material stocks, inventory control, and general housekeeping.
  • Candidates with mechanical aptitude are preferred.
  • Other duties as assigned by lab manager.

Years of Experience: 0-2+ years

Education: BS Chemistry or similar

Shift/Travel: M-F, days

Compensation: DOE

Assignment Type: Long-term contract, strong possibility of permanent

Location: Houston, TX

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