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Research Technician

Job Title: Research Technician
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Berkeley, United States
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Salary: USD30 - USD35 per hour
Start Date: 2018-05-21
Reference: 81580
Contact Name: Alejandro Jannaut
Contact Email: alejandro.jannaut@nesgt.com
Job Published: April 27, 2018 15:02

Job Description

Seeking a Research/Lab Assistant to support the lube and fuel additives lab within the Oronite Products and Technology business level in Richmond, CA. The position will be responsible for managing the day to day technical laboratory support of additive synthesis, process engineering, and performance/analytical testing. The Research Assistant position is slated through the end of 2018, but can extend into next year. • The main function of an operations research analyst is to analyze samples and run chemical reactions. • The position will be responsible for managing the day to day technical laboratory support of additive synthesis, process engineering, and performance/analytical testing. • The position requires working frequently on nonroutine tasks of broadly outlined assignments involving a wide range of chemistries and product line application. • The position is dynamic and requires a mix of laboratory skills depending on the project business need. • Candidate must maintain a high degree of independence and responsibility, reliability and accountability in planning and reporting laboratory experiments. • Candidate must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with senior chemists/engineers in the Components Team to maximize productivity by applying special skills and experience routinely and by drawing on knowledge and skills of other experienced personnel. This is a safety sensitive position. Job Responsibilities: - Organize in-coming samples, analyze them, submit them for external testing, compile data, and draw conclusions. -Set up and run chemical reactions. -Based on experiments, determine optimum experimental conditions to achieve objectives. -Keep lab in organized manner and making sure it meets compliance requirements. Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to: · Working frequently on non-routine tasks of broadly outlined assignments involving a wide range of

chemistries and applications. · Using a mix of laboratory skills depending on the project business need. · Maintain a high degree of independence, responsibility, reliability, and accountability in planning and reporting laboratory experiments. · Communicate clearly and effectively. · Apply special skills and experience routinely, and draw on knowledge and skills of other research engineers/chemists. · This is a safety sensitive position. Education/Experience: -Bachelor's degree in a science field such as chemistry, biology, biochemistry required. -0-2 years’ of chemistry lab experience required. -Recent graduates could be considered if they meet the chemistry lab experience requirements -Experience utilizing MS Excel and Word required -Experience working in a safety sensitive position/environment required -Good attitude toward safety required -Wet Chemistry, infrared testing experience preferred -Chemistry/organic chemistry analysis experience preferred -Chemical reaction testing using glassware experience preferred -Verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, attention to detail and interpersonal skills. -Basic ability to work independently and manage one's time.