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Lead Researcher - Membranes

Company: Veolia Water Technologies and Solutions
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: January 15, 2023

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SUEZ- Water Technologies & Solutions is now known as Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions. As part of Veolia, we join in its mission of "resourcing the world." With the addition of our industry-leading technologies and expertise, our combined strengths will help to turn the tide for Ecological Transformation.









Lead Researcher - Membranes










Date:


Jan 1, 2023









Location:





Minnetonka, MN, US, 55343-8990













Company:


SUEZ WTS Solutions USA Inc.









Category:


Technology ES









Req ID:


6221
















Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions (VWTS) is a $3.2B leading provider of membrane separations and purification technologies for water and process applications. This position is in the WTS Center of Excellence (COE) for membrane development in Minnetonka, MN, and will help drive our new product introduction (NPI) growth programs globally. The Lead Researcher will invent and develop new and improved ion exchange (IX) membranes that result in new products or processes that are best-in-class in the marketplace.


  • Develop membrane recipes meeting well defined properties and performance specification
  • Perform experiments to synthesize new monomers or new formulations of monomers to create novel ion exchange membranes
  • Work with vendors to source and/or develop new membrane substrates and monomers.
  • Produce well-characterized developmental membranes in the lab and supports scale up to pilot line production
  • Perform membrane characterization testing to define the specific membrane characteristics, i.e. ionic resistance, mechanical properties, chemical resistance, and ion selectivity, etc.
  • Use lab scale equipment to test the membrane performance
  • Participate in membrane selection or modification for specific applications as defined by product and technology manager and ultimately our customers
  • Contribute to troubleshooting field problems associated with ion exchange membranes
  • Attend technical meetings and seminars as required
  • Maintain records appropriate for protection of intellectual property




    Qualifications and Experiences:


    • Master's degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, or material science plus 3-5 years of industrial research experience, or Ph.D. in the field of ion exchange membrane development
    • Knowledge of ion exchange membrane fabrication processes
    • Comprehensive knowledge and practical experience in measuring ion exchange membrane performance characteristics
    • Good knowledge and experience with Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) practices
    • Motivated self-starter with the personal initiative to help shape a Growth Program platform



      • Good statistical data analysis skills, including Design of Experiments
      • Excellent oral and written English and presentation skills
















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