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Director, Application R&D Lab

Monolith Corporation
Lincoln, NE
Expired: September 03, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
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Monolith needs a Director, Application R&D Lab who can help change the narrative on climate change. Ready to help us make a difference?

Join us on the frontlines of change.

The Director, Application R&D Lab drives a strong company-wide culture of collaboration. The laboratory team is helping to develop first-of-its-kind technology, making clean hydrogen and cleanly made carbon black. The Director, Application R&D, makes the company smarter by leading the team tasked with informing manufacturing and sales, with a knowledge base and data to support our go-to-market product. We are dedicated to the rigors of science. It's how we approach incredibly complex problems and explore new frontiers - while being at the leading edge of a new industry.

As a Director, Application R&D Lab you are responsible for leadership over the day-to-day operations of the Monolith Technical Center. The main responsibility is cataloging, planning, and documenting MTC discoveries and breakthroughs while also providing leadership in safety and innovation. This also includes maintaining the cleanliness, organization, structure and supplies of the laboratories.

Interested in learning more?

Why you should be at Monolith:

  • Inspiring work that makes a positive difference to the world
  • A collaborative and diverse environment where everyone has a voice
  • Competitive compensation and flexible work-life balance
  • Plenty of opportunities to grow and learn
Why we want to know You:
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment with competing deadlines.
  • Organization comes naturally. You can intelligently categorize information in a method that is intuitive to others.
  • We can count on you. You consistently deliver on timelines and perform well under pressure.
  • Communication comes easy. You efficiently explain research to the other team members with strong oral and written skills.
  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Chemistry is preferred plus 10+ years of lab leadership experience
What you'll do in the role:
  • Lead and build team culture around the Monolith Carbon Black product line that drives a continual pursuit to be the preferred supplier in every market we serve
  • Establish and direct research aimed at continuous improvement in Monolith's carbon material product lines.
  • Expedite new work requests to ensure researchers have tools needed for success
  • Provide safety leadership through the role of the Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO) at the MTC
  • Manage and oversee advanced analytical, applications, and product development scientists and engineers to maximize efficiency and personal potential through careful planning of laboratory space, internal and external equipment, employee training and development, and overall resource allocation.
  • Facilitate repairs through the management of other individuals on any equipment failures in rapid, cost-effective manner
  • Participate in cross-functional brainstorming and problem solving with peers to achieve organizational goals
  • Develop new procedures and tests that function as proxies for performance in key customer applications
  • Performs other duties as needed.

Ready to take a seat at the table, feel welcomed and have a voice in solving world climate change? Send your resume now!

Your environment:

Primarily in an active laboratory environment with some time in an open office environment. Less than 25% travel.


The above statements are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the job requirements. Rather, they are intended to describe the general nature of the job. Monolith reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.


Monolith Corporation

Lincoln, NE
68511 USA
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