Research Scientist

at Air Liquide USA LLC in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

The Innovation and Development Division (IDD) drives the innovation strategy for the Hubs and Operations, and contributes to the Group's transformation. It is responsible for imagining, developing and incubating new solutions until they are brought to market, particularly when it comes to offers with a high technological content (including digital and IT). IDD gathers more than 3,000 employees from 70 nationalities at 60 sites.
How will you CONTRIBUTE and GROW?
The Materials, Design, and Manufacturing group supports growth of Air Liquide business through development of materials and technologies applied to gas separations (membranes, adsorption, etc.), and advanced manufacturing processes. The Research Scientist will have a strong focus on membranes, and will be responsible for conducting research and development activities for cutting edge technologies from conception, prototyping, scale-up, demonstration, and integration into Air Liquide's diverse membrane product portfolio.
Duties and Responsibilities

Serve as a safety role model; promote a high level of safety awareness and continuous improvement in safety practices

Drive innovations from lab scale to pilot scale, and eventually to Air Liquide's industrial manufacturing and business units

Scientifically rigorous design and execution of experimental plans to support theories and prove solutions

Design, build and operate laboratory / pilot setups to support the fabrication of materials and evaluation of materials and processes

Hands-on work in membrane-focused R&D and manufacturing environments, especially in hollow-fiber membrane technology (i.e., coating, extrusion/spinning)

Collect, analyze, document and communicate the results of experimental tests

Propose innovative solutions and technical methods to solve problems and deliver results; supports development of intellectual property

Collaborate closely with R&D team and business entities to solve problems and deliver results

Acquire understanding of Air Liquide's industrial membrane production platforms and business to support operations and to help guide R&D towards manufacturable developments and business value creation

Remain abreast of state-of-the-art in the membrane domain/literature, to ensure Air Liquide is at the cutting edge of the field.__________________Are you a MATCH?

PhD or Master's degree plus three years experience, and preferably in chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, polymer science and engineering

2+ years in hands-on development of membrane materials and testing, preferably for gas separation

Experienced candidates will be considered and candidates' experience will be assessed on a case-by-case basis


Understanding of membrane separation technology, with knowledge in:

Materials science, preferably polymer science, process engineering background is a plus

Evaluation and characterization (i.e., chemical, thermal, mechanical, rheological, and permeation properties) of membrane materials

Membrane manufacturing processes

Membrane systems, processes and applications

Hands-on experience in forming and evaluating membranes, preferably for gas separation

Experience with spinning/coating polymeric hollow-fibers is preferred

Experience with other separation technologies such as adsorption is a plus

Experience with pilot design and operation is a plus

Demonstrated experience in safe experimental design (engineering and administrative measures), including the design of equipment and the protocols to use it

Scientifically-sound approach to designing solution-focused experimental plans (e.g., design of experiments, testing protocols, sample definition)

Familiarity with HYSYS/ASPEN for process simulations is preferred

Works effectively within and amongst local and international R&D and manufacturing teams, including operators, technicians, researchers, and management.

Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken

Project management experience is preferred (i.e., resource planning, work breakdown, transversal management, reporting)

Flexibility and willingness to work on different projects according to business and developmental needs

Working Conditions

Majority of time in research laboratories and pilots, with membrane fabrication and testing environments, working hands-on with solvents, polymers, gases, and testing equipment.

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Job Posting: 1273032

Posted On: May 27, 2024

Updated On: May 27, 2024

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