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Senior Scientist - Catalysis
Employer: SouthWest NanoTechnology (SWeNT)
Location: Norman, OK, United States
Employment Start Date: Flexible/to be discussed

Organization Description:

SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (SWeNT) is a leading manufacturer of carbon nanotubes for printed electronics, energy storage and a wide range of composites applications. SWeNT has a Manufacturing and R&D facility in Norman, OK and a Business and Applications Development center in Canton, MA. We are searching for creative people who will help develop and commercialize our products and technologies. 

Job Description:

- Develop improved supported catalysts for the synthesis of carbon nanotubes with controlled structure and purity.

- Develop improved methods for producing carbon nanotubes utilizing these catalysts in fluidized bed CVD reactors.
- Develop methods for harvesting carbon nanotubes and regenerating catalysts.
- Work closely with Operations team to develop and implement improved QC protocols.
- Work closely with the Operations team on scaling-up catalyst manufacture.
- Lead and/or participate in creating technical data sheets, applications notes, technical reports, articles, presentations, proposals, invention disclosures and patent applications.

- MS or PhD in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related field, with strong emphasis on Catalysis.

- At least 5 years industrial R&D experience.
- Technical mastery of catalyst development and preparation methods.
- Experience with carbon nanotube synthesis is preferred, but not required.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Team player, with demonstrated ability to work effectively with a wide range of people.
- “Self-starter” with track record of performance with minimal management direction.
- Demonstrated ability to nurture a “positive”, energetic working atmosphere.
- American citizen or permanent US residence status preferred.
Job Application:

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Date Posted: June 18, 2014