Membrane Fabrication Scientist - Roll to Roll Manufacturing

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Posting Title
Membrane Fabrication Scientist - Roll to Roll Manufacturing
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Location
CO - Golden
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Position Type
Regular
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Hours Per Week
40
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Working at NREL
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado is the nation's primary laboratory for research and development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
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Job Description
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is assembling a team to establish a membrane science group to develop and scale-up the fabrication of energy-efficient membranes for a broad application space, including water purification, recovery of critical materials, and carbon capture. NREL is seeking a highly talented and experienced staff scientist in the field of membrane science to develop and execute new research projects alongside an interdisciplinary team of researchers, post-docs, students, and technicians. The successful candidate would lead and manage DOE & non-DOE projects, write research proposals/grants, mentor post-docs, students, and technicians, and lab management. The position will have opportunity to interact with multiple stakeholders, publishing and presenting at conferences, interacting with industries, academics and other national labs, and will be an integral member of the membrane science group at NREL.
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Basic Qualifications
Relevant Master's Degree . Or, relevant Bachelor's Degree and 2 or more years of experience . General knowledge and application of scientific technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques. Training in team, task or project leadership responsibilities. Intermediate abilities and knowledge of practices and techniques. Beginning experience in project management. Good technical writing, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must meet educational requirements prior to employment start date.
Additional Required Qualifications
  • Roll-to-Roll fabrication experience in membranes
  • Membrane characterization experience
  • Writing and communications
Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications for Researcher I:
  • Familiarity with membrane applications such as but not limited to water purification, gas separation, electrochemical separation.
  • Demonstrated experience with membrane processing and characterization methods, such as auto-coating, liquid transport, and mixed-gas permeation testing.
Preferred Qualifications for Researcher II:
  • All qualifications for the researcher I position
  • Demonstrated experience in management of medium-scale projects, working with stakeholders across multiple departments of an organization such as research, operations, finance, and procurement.
  • Experience with hollow fiber fabrication methods
  • Experience with proposal/grant writing
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Job Application Submission Window
The anticipated closing window for application submission is up to 30 days and may be extended as needed.
Annual Salary Range (based on full-time 40 hours per week)
Job Profile: Researcher II / Annual Salary Range: $73,200 - $120,800
Job Profile: Researcher I / Annual Salary Range: $63,600 - $104,900
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Benefits Summary
Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; short*- and long-term disability insurance; pension benefits*; 403(b) Employee Savings Plan with employer match*; life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance; personal time off (PTO) and sick leave; paid holidays; and tuition reimbursement*. NREL employees may be eligible for, but are not guaranteed, performance-, merit-, and achievement- based awards that include a monetary component. Some positions may be eligible for relocation expense reimbursement. Limited-term positions are not eligible for long-term disability or tuition reimbursement.
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