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    Scientist I –Rheology and Thermal Analysis (Additives)
Pittsburgh, PA

Job Summary
Liquid Ion Solutions is actively seeking a chemist or chemical engineer to perform synthesis and characterization of next-generation CO2 capture polymeric additives in amine solvents. The incumbent will perform various scientific tasks and analysis associated with rheology with minimal supervision.

Job Functions
The incumbent will perform experiments to characterize equilibrium-based CO2 capture processes. Characterization will include evaluation of the impact of CO2 uptake on viscosity and determination of the impact of various containments on CO2 uptake. The objective is to develop new additives for chemical solvents and understand the impact of those additives on CO2 capture process configurations and systems integration.
This role will also include the following:
  • Technical searches and analysis of data.
  • Design and conduct of independent research.
  • Focus on customer needs.
  • Formulation of technical proposals, publications, papers, and presentations.

  • B.S. in chemical engineering, chemistry, or closely related field with 0-3 years of experience polymer characterization.
  • M.S. or Ph.D. is preferred.
  • Ability to perform chemical synthesis is preferred.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to perform basic synthesis and characterization using thermogravimetric and rheologic analysis
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding of CO2 uptake in chemical solvents is a plus

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this role would be someone with a strong background in mass transfer, thermodynamics, and kinetics of CO2 absorption in liquids. Strong analytical and mathematical skills are also necessary. The ideal candidate would also have the ability to critically review, analyze, and summarize their findings.

Additional Information
Liquid Ion Solutions is performing cutting-edge research in an area which could have a significant impact on future CO2 emissions control from fossil fuel-fired power plants. The incumbent will have the opportunity to present results at conferences and co-author peer-reviewed journal articles.

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