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Xerox Researcher: Polymer Chemistry in Palo Alto, California

Researcher: Polymer Chemistry

General information

City: Palo Alto

State/Province: California

Country: United States

Department: Research & Development

Date: Friday, June 24, 2022

Working time: Full-time

Ref#: 20015968

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Job Type: Experienced

Job Field: Research & Development

Seniority Level: Associate

Description & Requirements

PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®.

Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients. Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms - from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing - and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.

PARC Researcher: Polymer chemistry

The Hardware Research and Technology Laboratory (HRTL) at PARC (A Xerox Company) is a group of multi-disciplinary scientists and engineers who enjoy the opportunity to invent and develop new technologies, foster innovation, and launch new businesses. Research conducted by HRTL spans a wide range of technologies, including 3D printing, IoT (internet-of-things) sensors, technologies for carbon capture and emissions reduction, digital x-ray detection, robotics, and much more.

The Materials Interfaces and Processes group within HRTL is looking for a Chemist, Materials Scientist, or Chemical Engineer to develop a variety exciting of new technologies with a focus on CO 2 capture including solid sorbents. PARC is developing a new polymer aerogel platform chemistry for carbon capture across multiple applications, including direct air capture and point source capture, and we are looking for innovative team members to drive this exciting technology forward. Responsibilities will be to design, synthesize, and characterize new carbon capture sorbents, model, and understand techno economics, invent new technologies in the carbon capture space, and assist in technology commercialization activities. We are looking for an independent problem solver who is eager to learn new skills and is excellent at written and verbal technical communication as well as multidisciplinary collaboration.

What You Will Accomplish:

  • Synthesize novel porous polymer sorbents for CO­ 2 capture

  • Communicate and document research activities internally, and externally

  • Author patents, papers, and proposals

  • Work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment

  • Contribute to creation of intellectual property

  • Help direct the intellectual property strategy

  • Contribute to a safe, and productive lab environment

Nice to Have The Following:

  • PhD in chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, or a related discipline, preferably with 2+ years of additional experience.

  • Demonstrated expertise in materials chemistry, polymer chemistry, porous materials, or another related topic.

  • Experience characterizing materials using analytical techniques such as N 2 adsorption porosimetry, FT-IR, UV-vis, TGA, DSC, etc.

  • Expertise in synthesizing materials. Areas of particular interest are polymer synthesis and post-functionalization, synthesis of porous materials, and materials formulation. Experience with small molecule organic or inorganic synthesis is a plus.

  • Ability to think at different length scales, from chemistry to system.

  • Desire and ability to collaborate with colleagues across disciplines.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.



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