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Director of Research & Development

Company: MATHESON - The Gas Professionals
Location: Longmont
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

R&D Director Qualifications and Experiences:
This job requires the occupant of this position to safely formulate, direct, and coordinate all research and development programs. It will also be expected to introduce new products and processes into overall company strategy and make recommendations for the improvement and cost reduction of existing products and processes. The Research & Development Director of Gas Technology oversees the dissemination of R&D results to company units, other organizations, and individual managers; oversees all personnel, budget, and reporting functions of the R&D department; and recruits, trains, and evaluates all R&D personnel. In addition, the R&D Director of Gas Technology will direct the research and development of existing and new technologies and products to meet the needs of current and future customers/markets, through active development of materials science, corrosion mitigation, packaging, purification, storage and delivery technologies. This position also requires the R&D director to evaluate and establish new collaborations in areas that are beneficial to the company wherein results and technology can be developed with key partners while minimizing resources consumed through cost and people sharing. This position also requires managing and maintaining all aspects of the IP portfolio for MATHESON. This includes managing lab notebooks, invention memos, patent applications, patent prosecution, and opinions of non-infringement. Training of scientist and staff in non-disclosure agreements, trade secrets, and patents is required. Finally, this position requires development and execution of idea and innovations programs so that new ideas related to new products and new technologies along with cost savings/Six Sigma projects can be identified and implemented throughout the company. Some more specific areas are identified as follows:

  • A Ph.D. in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering is required with at least 10 years of directly relevant experience
  • In-depth knowledge of analytical/instrumental development experience to measure trace impurities in gases in lab or process environments using FTIR spectroscopy, GC, GC/MS, GC-ICP-MS, APIMS, RGA, CRDS and other moisture analysis methods, particle measurement, TGA,
  • Direct experience with safely handling, delivering, analyzing, processing and abating reactive, corrosive, toxic, and/or pyrophoric gases used in synthesis, purification or related areas. Prior experience with designing gas handling manifolds to conduct gas experiments and/or analysis.
  • Experience with gas applications in industry, lab-scale processes, gas synthesis and purification, materials compatibility, micro-contamination, ultra-high purity systems and environments, i.e. use of clean rooms
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as organizational and interpersonal qualities. This must be demonstrated in technical presentations at conferences, executive meetings, technical publications and effective customer interactions.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership, collaboration, project management, problem-solving, change management, and influencing skills
  • Experience with direct management Sr./Jr. Scientist and Engineers . Resource management, project management, program management, strategic planning, and budgeting experience
  • Demonstrated experience working on large, complex development and/or process improvement projects

    Education/BackgroundA Ph.D. in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering is required with at least 10 years of directly relevant experience. Project management and business administration knowledge such as basic accounting, business performance measurements/analysis, cost analysis, and product marketing is required. Strong supervisory experience is necessary to develop and cultivate individuals with in the R&D group. Strong personal computer skills utilizing diverse databases and analysis software is essential.

Keywords: MATHESON - The Gas Professionals, Longmont , Director of Research & Development, Executive , Longmont, Colorado

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