Position Summary: Perform and supervise qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis of nanomaterials. Will also design processes and methodologies for scaled-up manufacturing of nanomaterials as needed. Position is based in Pocatello, ID.

DEPARTMENT: Chemistry
REPORTS TO: Chief Science Officer


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• May hire, train, and oversee subordinate staff in the department.
• May oversee the scheduling, assignments, and daily workflow of subordinate staff in the department.
• Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Creates, develops, and tests compounds and formulas used in products, exercising professional judgment in the evaluation, selection, and modification of applied methods and techniques.
• Identifies and recommends improvements to processes to maintain quality, cost-effectiveness, safety compliance, and other parameters.
• Drafts and distributes laboratory reports detailing results of testing and analysis.
• Maintains documentation for each project assignment; reviews reports written by subordinate staff for accuracy and compliance with professional standards.
• Collaborates with interdepartmental teams.
• Operates, maintains, and tests laboratory equipment; identifies problems when equipment fails and conducts or recommends repairs.
• Drafts standard operating procedures and safety materials.
• Acts as chemical lab manager.
• Ensures compliance with environmental health and safety standards including the proper handling, storage, and disposal of chemical agents.
• Maintains knowledge of federal, state, local, and organizational best practices and environmental health and safety regulations.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES:
• Excellent scientific and mathematical skills.
• Thorough understanding of chemical tests and processes.
• Background in nanochemistry and/or non-electrochemical battery chemistry preferred.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software to draft laboratory reports.
• Proficient with or the ability to quickly learn software and applications used for chemical tests and analysis.

Competencies:
Achievement Focus – Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles. Measures self against standard of excellence. Recognizes and acts on opportunities. Sets and achieves challenging goals. Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
• Communications – Exhibits good listening and comprehension. Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form. Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally and in writing. Keeps others adequately informed. Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
• Planning and Organization – Integrates changes smoothly. Plans for additional resources with appropriate staff. Prioritizes and plans work activities. Sets goals and objectives. Uses time efficiently. Works in an organized manner.
• Problem Solving – Develops alternative solutions. Gathers and analyzes information skillfully. Identifies problems in a timely manner. Resolves problems in early stages. Works well in group problem-solving situations.
• Managing People – Develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth. Includes subordinates in planning. Makes self available to subordinates. Provides direction and gains compliance. Provides regular performance feedback. Takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities.

Education/Experience:
• Master’s degree in Chemistry or related field required; Doctorate degree preferred.
• At least ten years of related work experience required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
• Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times.
• Exposure to various chemicals and compounds.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.