Houston, Texas

Separations Process Scientist - Houston, TX

Kelly Science and Clinical is currently seeking a Separation Process Scientist for one of our specialty chemical customers located in Houston, TX. As a Separations Process Scientist you will be responsible for developing novel separations processes at the benchtop scale, running pilot-scale experiments, and scaling successful processes to the customer’s 10,000 tpy plant. This role is ideal both for both scientists and engineers with experience in separations development, especially with experience around Simulated Moving Bed (SMB) separations. Additionally, this individual will assist with process technology challenges such as equipment installation, commissioning, and troubleshooting, as needed.

Job Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Commission and operate benchtop and pilot Simulated Moving Bed separations equipment, both for sample preparation and for pilot to manufacturing scale-down studies
  • Design and perform benchtop and pilot experiments oriented around separations process development
  • Develop scale-up protocols and technology transfer documentation to take benchtop processes to pilot and manufacturing scales
  • Develop techno-economic models of potential processes to assess profitability and suggest future research paths
  • Learn the company’s current processes and operate pilot optimization trials as needed
  • Assist with installation, commissioning, and start-up of new equipment

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or similar + 4 years’ experience
  • Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or similar + 2 years’ experience
  • Experience with Simulated Moving Bed (SMB) chromatography separations required
  • Experience with separations technologies such as membrane separations/TFF, adsorption (ion exchange, chromatography, carbon filtration), evaporation, distillation, centrifugation, and crystallization
  • Proven track record of new technology implementation and scale-up
  • Analytical approach to problem solving, with a focus on managing a team environment with attention to results and a sense of urgency
  • Attention to detail and organization.
  • Good communication, negotiation, leadership, and project management skills with the desire to further develop these skills as the company grows.

This is a direct hire position with a salary commensurate upon experience. If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your resume for immediate consideration.


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