MOF Chemist

Company name: Svante Inc.
Business Address: 8528 Glenlyon Parkway, Unit 143, Burnaby BC V5K 0B6
Job type: Regular, full-time
Work Location: Burnaby
Salary Range: $75,000 – $95,000 p.a.
Benefits:  Medical Benefits Plan. Vacation and Sick Time Allowances. Education Reimbursement Program
Language of Work: English

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.  

We are looking for a Material chemist with a very high level of expertise in Metal Organic Framework (MOF) at R&D centre of excellence of Svante located at Burnaby (near Vancouver), BC, Canada. 

This MOF chemist takes personal responsibility that, at all times, he/she represents Svante Goals and Values to internal and external customers and suppliers. 

Customers:

  • R&D Coating team
  • Director New sorbents & testing
  • Process Engineering – simulation and test data
  • R&D VP
  • Director Scale-up material

Suppliers:

  • External Vendors
  • Director New sorbents & testing
  • R&D – Definition of sorbents, laminate
  • Director Scale-up material

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Conduct experimental research in the field of MOF development for carbon capture application 
  •  Conduct sorbent characterization (XRD, SEM, FTIR, BET, PSD, TGA, …) 
  • Participate in MOF scale up package transfer to manufacturing group for ton scale 
  • Participate in designing new MOF molecules for CO2 capture application 
  • Participate in process cycle development around novel MOF sorbents 
  • Present the obtained results in written and oral form by means of technical reports, publications, and patents. 
  • Assist in external material development collaborations  
  • Participate in weekly and monthly meetings and seminars. 

Qualifications:

  • PhD in Chemistry/material chemistry/organic chemistry, chemical engineering or other relevant majors with at least 4 years working experience in academic labs or industry’s labs in MOF development 
  • Strong background/expertise in adsorption processes and sorbent chemistry and various MOF syntheses methods (Hydrothermal/Solvothermal, mechanochemical, …) 
  • Experience with DVS, TGA, ASAP2020, FTIR, SEM, XRD characterization techniques 
  • Knowledge of computational molecular modeling such as GCMC simulation, DFT, Ab Initio Calculations or other methods and process modeling such as ADSIM 
  • Familiar with RASPA, and Material Studio software 
  • Knowledge of crystallography, XRD interpretation, OLEX software, RASPA 
  • Experience in designing/building small lab test rigs such as breakthrough rig 
  • Critical thinking skills and good judgment, adaptable to change and comfortable with broad targets 
  • Ability to work well with cross-functional teams and diverse groups of stakeholders 
  • High level of initiative 
  • Good time management, with ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines 
  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to make sound recommendations 
  • Demonstrated high level written and oral communication skills in English 
  • Strong attention to detail 

Be part of a team that is tackling one of the largest challenges of our generation. As a Svante employee, you will apply your talents in ways that make a difference in our world by directly contributing towards technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.