NPI Characterization Chemist

Ionomr Innovations, Inc., is an award-winning start-up company head-quartered in Vancouver. Ionomr is developing and producing a revolutionary Hydrocarbon Ion Exchange material needed to enable an energy future based upon Hydrogen. Our advanced material solutions unlock the future of the Hydrogen economy by providing the underlying technology necessary to drive cost effective Electrochemical systems that ensure a plentiful, sustainable, renewable, and Carbon Free source of energy. Our company has received a variety of industry acknowledgements to date including being recently selected Royal Dutch Shell and NREL for inclusion in their GCxN program which is focused on supporting companies developing tech to enable the transition away from fossil fuels. Other recent honors, include being awarded the 2020 F-Cell “Top Products and Markets Award”, the 2020 Energy Tech Summit New Energy Challengers “Top Hydrogen Start-Up” Award and the 2020 Chinese Society of Automotive Engineers “Global Cutting Edge & Innovation” Award.

To support our growth, we are currently seeking a candidate to fill a full-time position as a NPI Characterization Chemist. The position will be based at our facility located in the Vancouver campus on the University of British Columbia.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

· Performing standard tests on our current and next-generation polymer and polymer membranes, including physical, chemical and electrochemical testing

· Following written procedures for conducting laboratory testing and assisting in the creation, revision and maintenance of standard operating procedures

· Operating, calibrating and maintaining a range of chemical instruments and tools

· Meeting laboratory safety, labeling, laboratory hygiene and housekeeping requirements

· Assisting in the development of new tests and test methods

· Strictly adhering to standard practices related to quality control best practices

· Technical Report writing

Required Qualifications for the position are:

· BS or MSc in chemistry, electrochemistry, material science or engineering

· A general aptitude with mechanical, electromechanical, and instrumentation systems, including data acquisition and processing would be desirable

· Experience with physical testing of polymeric materials such as tensile strength measurements, and/or basic electrochemical techniques such as chronoamperometry is desirable.

· Working experience in a laboratory environment.

· Proven ability to plan and manage own activities to deliver on schedule.

· Interpersonal skills and able to communicate complex technology issues in a clear, concise manner. Written and oral communication skills.

· Highly motivated, with interest and ability to thrive in a technology start-up environment

Interested candidates should forward their CV and a brief cover letter to, for immediate consideration. 

 Ionomr values diversity in the workplace and is committed to Employment Equity, and encourages applications from women, people with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples, and visible minorities. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates but only those candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted.