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Research Technician

Date: Aug 5, 2022

Location: Allentown, PA, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Research Technician


Location: United States : Allentown, PA

Function: Innovation Management (R&D)

Career Level: Senior professionals (> 5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Corporation

Business Line: Research, Development & Innovation


What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.

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  • Laboratory synthesis in support of new product development, cost reduction and optimization projects.  Able to work with a lead researcher to design and execute experimental programs.  Skilled in the operation of a variety of types of equipment and has understanding of the critical aspects of each type of experiment to ensure meaningful results.  Work focuses on reaction fundamentals, operating limit determinations and separations. 
  • Analysis of laboratory and plant samples using various techniques including but not limited to chromatography, spectroscopy, rheology and titrations. Shares knowledge of specific expertise with other colleagues to advance overall competency of the technology team.
  • Design and mechanical construction of complex or non-standard types of laboratory setups and equipment.  Can also include specification and procurement of components such as flow controllers, pumps, baths, etc.  May have responsibility for maintenance and operation of multiple pieces of equipment or lab systems.  Interfaces with vendors and contractors to execute lab projects.
  • Assisting with plant trials at manufacturing locations to help with technology transfer
  • Effective communication and documentation of laboratory results, collection of lab data, some basic calculations and interpretation of results from technical experimentation.  Preparation of summary reports.
  • Active participation in lab safety program including training, laboratory inspections, job safety analysis, identification of hazard potentials and task observations.  Lead or participate in a the site safety subcommittees or assume responsibility for a specific safety program or task.  Writes safe work practices and participates in or leads design hazard reviews and management of change reviews.  Follows Evonik site safety policies scrupulously and maintains an accurate chemical inventory.


  • BS or Associates degree in Chemistry or similar field
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience including working in a chemical laboratory environment or pilot plant operation
  • Good verbal and written communications skills
  • Proficiency with standard software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Experienced in the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of all the basic analytical tools used in the team's projects.  Can adjust analytical methods to ensure meaningful and accurate data.

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Evonik Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.

Nearest Major Market: Allentown