R&D Material Chemist



Burnaby, BC, Canada
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Location: 8800 Glenlyon Pkwy/3021 Underhill Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia

Career Level: Technical Level 2

Who are we?

Svante is a rapidly growing clean energy technology company making commercial-scale carbon capture and removal a reality and enabling global industries to play offense in the fight against climate change that will accelerate the global transition to a lower-carbon economy.

The growing success of our company is owed to our commitment to our people, our emphasis on our values, and our innovative technology. Passion is put into what we do every day.

Purpose of the Role:

As the Material Chemist, you will be working on porous polymer synthesis by conducting laboratory experiments, making one or multi-step syntheses of monomers and some purifications, operating lab instruments for characterization, and analyzing data. You enjoy working in a wet lab and being part of a fast-paced team.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • You have a Ph. D. in Chemistry or a related field with experience working in wet labs, preferably in organic/polymer synthesis and characterization.
  • You have excellent knowledge of materials science, organic chemistry, porous material and post-modification of polymers.
  • You have experience in laboratory experiments involving multi-step organic synthesis, polymerization, sample purification and characterization, crystallizations, and other lab techniques.
  • You have excellent knowledge of WHMIS safety guidelines and comply with health and safety policies. Need to work in a lab with high safety standards.
  • You are able to work in a wet lab setting for the majority of the day, involving standing and walking for prolonged times.

Bonus Skills and Qualifications:

  • You have experience in development material for CO2 capture.

What Success looks like in this role:

    • You will assist members of the sorbent development team in the synthesis and characterization of porous materials, especially on organic sorbent development (polymers, …) synthesis for carbon capture application.
    • You will characterize materials using lab equipment, e.g., FTIR, TGA, DVS, NMR, microscopes, etc., and perform scientific data analysis and interpretation.
    • You will conduct pre-industrial scaling up organic sorbent synthesis works based on bench-scale results.
    • You will prepare documents, reports and presentations to communicate your lab findings.
    • You'll maintain lab equipment and troubleshoot or report on malfunctions and ensure compliance with laboratory health and safety guidelines.

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      Pay Equity Statement

      Svante believes in pay equity, fairness and transparency, and so we include a salary range within the job posting. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location.

      The actual salary offered to the final candidate is based on the salary range shown, and will vary depending on the candidate's relative experience, qualifications, and anticipated level of performance. We assess all candidates individually and strive to offer competitive and equitable compensation packages.

      Base pay is one part of the Total Rewards that recognize employees for their performance and contributions. In addition to Base Pay, Svante provides comprehensive benefits to employees such as Restricted Share Units, Extended Health and Dental Plan, Retirement Saving Plan, free access to a Fitness Centre and more!