Dow has an exciting opportunity for an R&D Technician located in Midland, MI. Chemical Science in Core R&D is seeking an R&D Technician to work in a Biosafety Level 2 laboratory supporting R&D programs related to Environmental Remediation and biodegradation studies of new materials. The individual in this role will assist in method development, sample testing, and data analysis in a cross-functional, multidisciplinary team of chemists, engineers, and technologists. Safe operation and maintenance of analytical laboratory equipment as well as processing high volumes of samples will constitute a significant portion of the job responsibilities. This job requires handling of chemical and environmental samples in order to conduct experimental work in a laboratory setting. Strong work ethic, attention to details, commitment to safety, and effective problem solving are required as are strong communication and organizational skills.
Works as part of a team in the coordination and execution of experiments with research project partners in the preparation, data processing and reporting of experimental analytical activities
Duties include operation of analytical equipment, sample preparation, and maintenance of laboratory equipment as required for optimum performance
Takes ownership for the safe operation and routine maintenance of lab instruments or equipment, troubleshoots faulty equipment, repairs and/or initiates repairs as appropriate
Maintains inventories of consumable materials, chemicals, and supplies related to activities by anticipating usage rates, order lead times, and ordering/purchasing procedures
Takes ownership for lab area and ensures good housekeeping; communicates regularly with other lab coordinators to share learning and best practice
Assists with hazard assessments and developing mitigation plans; conducts pre-start-up reviews and creates safe operating procedures; works closely with process safety experts and lab equipment owners to assure laboratory equipment complies with all safety standards
Actively participates in work group team meetings to address safety, process improvement, problem solving, and other work group/department/functional topics
Summarizes experimental and analytical data in graphs, tables, illustrations, and presentations and communicates results and progress to project teams and leadership
Accurately documents work in a timely fashion in data books, equipment logs, Dow internal reports, and patent disclosures as appropriate
Must have good computer skills, be able to learn new systems quickly, and have an interest in effective data processing
Strong multi-tasking, organizational and time management skills; capable of managing multiple projects in parallel
Self-driven; ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Excellent interpersonal skills and a team player; keen to collaborate with a diverse set of individuals and stakeholders as local and global teamwork in an interdisciplinary environment is an important part of the job
Good verbal and written communication skills, including technical writing and presenting
Commitment and attention to safety
Problem solver who will research, propose, and deliver effective solutions
A minimum of an Associate's Degree with an emphasis in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental or similar technology area. In lieu of an associate's degree, Dow will accept 4 or more years of relevant military experience.
A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.
2 years of relevant experience
Experience working in a Biosafety Level 2 laboratory and with microbiological techniques
Experience in the calibration, operation, and maintenance of analytical equipment with practical experience in gas and liquid chromatography
Experience with industrial safety practices, including the proper handling of laboratory chemicals and the use of personal protective equipment
Wear safety equipment, such as lab coat, gloves, goggles, face shields, earplugs, and steel-toed shoes
Work in a biosafety hood as well as perform operations in a glovebox
Perform frequent bending, reaching, and occasional lifting of weights up to 20 lbs
Handle small vials and manipulate syringes and pipettes with repeated small volume sample transfers
Stand for extended periods of time
We do not offer relocation assistance for Dow jobs like this position. This includes reimbursement for travel expenses incurred to and from test sessions/interviews. If you apply for a position that is not within the area in which you reside, you will be responsible for all costs that you incur.
Please allow 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete an assessment at the time of application. This will need to be completed at once, as it cannot be saved and continued later. An assessment is required for each position
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