MEMBRANE / POLYMER RESEARCH SCIENTIST

Demand for lithium is growing exponentially, fueled by the growing electric vehicle market. Summit Nanotech is an award-winning technology company on the cusp of becoming the global leader in the lithium production space.  Our technology is designed to be efficient, low energy, cost effective, and set the new benchmark for environmental performance. As we transition to a new energy future, the world needs our technology, and we need amazing people to add to our growing, dynamic, and innovative team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated scientist ideally with a background in polymer science and/or membrane research to lead the development of an innovative method of selective lithium extraction. The successful candidate will use scientific reasoning and knowledge to solve technical problems encountered when bringing new technologies from lab scale to commercialization.

Summit Nanotech takes pride in our inclusive corporate culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, religion, ethnicity, gender, disability, marital status, actual or perceived sexual orientation. We value diversity and recognize that experience comes in many forms and skills are transferable. If you feel passionate about this opportunity and believe that you have the skills to excel in this role, please apply to recruiting@summitnanotech.com using the job title as the subject line. 

Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.  But keep checking back as we are growing! 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research, understand, and develop a testing plan to build upon the foundation of the current project

  • Screen and test a variety of polymer and lithium-selective materials in prototypes to optimize the lithium extraction performance

  • Perform research and consult experts to inform the design of the lithium extraction unit

  • Conduct experiments under defined conditions to verify/reject hypotheses using refined scientific methods

  • Collaborate with the R&D and Product Engineering teams to develop new technologies from lab-scale to field deployment and commercialization

  • Communicate and collaborate with external customers and research teams

  • Organize and store all chemicals substances, fluids, and compressed gases according to safety instructions

  • Record all data and results in specified forms (paper and electronic) with accuracy and responsibility

  • Maintain equipment and assist in ordering laboratory supplies

  • Ensure that all safety guidelines are strictly followed and maintain a clean and orderly environment

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • M.Sc. or Ph.D. in engineering or chemistry

  • Experience with polymers and/or inorganic chemistry with specific experience with bipolar membrane design and production an asset

  • Proven experience in a research and/or scientific design role

  • Experience in operating electrical and nonelectrical laboratory equipment and potentially dangerous substances (flammable liquids, infectious bacteria, biohazards etc.)

  • Good physical condition and endurance

  • Working knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel) and database systems

  • Ability to work autonomously and under pressure

  • Self-motivated, proactive, and flexible with potential to work in a fast-paced, nimble team environment

  • Highly effective communication skills

  • Effective time management, organization, and prioritization skills

  • High level technical skills and willingness to learn

  • Creative perspective and out-of-the-box thinker

Summit Nanotech takes pride in our inclusive corporate culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, religion, ethnicity, gender, disability, marital status, actual or perceived sexual orientation. We value diversity and recognize that experience comes in many forms and skills are transferable. If you feel passionate about this opportunity and believe that you have the skills to excel in this role, please apply to recruiting@summitnanotech.com using the job title as the subject line. 

Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.  But keep checking back as we are growing!