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R&D Laboratory Technician

Chemstar Products
Minneapolis, MN
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

R&D Laboratory Technician


At Chemstar, we strive to create value through constant innovation. We serve our partners and customers by providing customized, starch-based solutions for a variety of industrial purposes.

We are seeking an R&D Laboratory Technician to join our Innovation Center and become an integral part of our multidisciplinary research team of world-leading industrial starch polymer specialists.

As an R&D Laboratory Technician, you will be involved in all aspects of new product development, including water soluble starch polymer synthesis, and performance testing and evaluation.

Job Duties

As an R&D Laboratory Technician, you will primarily:

  • Conduct cutting edge starch polymer research.
  • Synthesize new to the world starch polymers.
  • Evaluate the performance of starch polymers in real-world application tests.
  • Develop starch polymer application performance and characterization tests.

You will also:

  • Utilize both lab and pilot scale synthesis techniques.
  • Provide neat, concise, and complete records of experiments.
  • Clean and maintain the research laboratory and pilot plant.

Critical Skills and Competencies

  • Demonstrated ability to solve technical problems in an inventive and creative way.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Proficiency in organic and polymer chemistry.
  • Experience with mechanical, physical, and rheological testing.
  • History of running multiple experiments and tasks simultaneously.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate or Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Polymer Science, Chemical Engineering, or another related scientific field
  • 0-4 years of experience in an industrial R&D setting

Could involve periodic travel, but travel is not a general expectation for this position.

Chemstar Products


Minneapolis, MN
55406 USA



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