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Organic Chemist, Modern Meadow (Nutley, NJ)

Here at Modern Meadow we are harnessing the power of design, biology, and engineering to produce biofabricated materials. Applying the latest tools of biotechnology, we are creating a new type of materials company. As we continue to grow, we are seeking to hire an Organic Chemist.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and develop chemistries that can enable construction of engineered ZoaTM bioleather materials
  • Characterize reaction rates, conversions and cross-linking densities
  • Analyze experiments and reactions using analytical methods such as DSC, FT-IR, UV-vis, GPC, etc.
  • Collaborate with material scientists and other cross-functional teams to identify the right formulating chemistries based on the application’s target properties
  • Assist the team leader in establishing project objectives related to formulation workflows and provide estimated timelines
  • Coordinate with associate researchers in planning experiments and organize their work to meet the project deadlines
  • Communicate the progress and provide updates in the form of technical reports and presentations in group meetings
  • Maintain lab safety and provide safety guidance to associate researchers in the lab

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, or other related science, with 2-5 years of relevant industrial experience
  • Be well versed in the theory and practical hands-on application of common organic chemistry
  • Fundamental understanding of common reactive crosslinking systems
  • Knowledge of polymer synthesis and structure-property relationships
  • Familiarity with material macroscopic property analysis such as thermal, rheological and mechanical
  • Knowledge of coatings and catalytic chemistry would be a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to plan experiments and reach data-driven statistically-significant conclusions
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks simultaneously

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Lio Tariman

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