Senior Chemist

SKOKIE, IL

Team

Job Location

RESEARCH

Type of Job

FULL TIME

About the job

NuMat seeks to hire PhD level chemists or material scientists who are interested in product development (from
conception to prototype to commercialization); passionate about entrepreneurship and ownership (both individual
projects and company values); and who are focused on individual and company growth (individuals attracted to
growing into more impactful roles). Salaries are competitive and compensation also offers equity/ownership into
NuMat. Come be a part of NuMat and work on solving fundamentally intriguing problems that have significant
societal impact.

Responsibilities
  • Material development – Lead the design, synthesis, characterization, evaluation of novel MOFs for targeted applications

  • Product development – Integrate new materials into proof-of-concept systems and prototypes

  • Business development – Support the identification of new product and market opportunities

  • IP development – Transition bench-top discoveries to valuable intellectual property

  • Funding development – Involvement in proposal writing with government and/or industry partner funding sources

Individual Characteristics

A. Education

  • PhD in chemistry or materials science required

B. Experience

  • 2-3 years R&D experience either post-doc or industry – emphasis on industry experience

  • Strong coordination chemistry, organometallic, or synthetic organic experience

  • Experience in product development – preferred but not required

  • Familiarity with porous material and gas storage/separation characteristics – preferred but not required

C. Personal characteristics

  • Agile learner – Embrace learning and the development of new skills

  • Self-starter – Ability to balance multiple projects with minimal supervision

  • Communicator – Aptitude for effectively conveying complex technical data to diverse audiences

 

 

NuMat Technologies (“NuMat”) is a start-up company innovating at the intersection of high-performance computing, chemistry and advanced manufacturing. NuMat is a recognized pioneer in the field of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) — an emerging class of nanomaterials which can be programmed to uniquely interact with target molecules at the atomic level. NuMat’s expertise lies in the design and integration of MOFs into next-generation storage, separation and purification systems. In doing so, NuMat enables previously unachievable form factors, performance and cost-advantaged production economics in the electronics, life-sciences and energy sectors.

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