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Senior ADS Research Scientist

Company: LanzaTech, Inc
Location: Skokie
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Job Description:

Welcome to the Post Pollution Future with LanzaTechA post-pollution world is inevitable, and people will either be part of it, or the planet will go on without us. At LanzaTech, our technology platform is transforming waste carbon into everyday products, to meet the needs of this moment. Our science is state-of-the-art, but the idea is simple. We use nature to heal nature. We capture carbon emissions which are then fed into bioreactors where trillions of carbon-hungry microbes go to work. These tiny dynamos consume the waste gases and produce valuable raw material commodities. Pure enough to be resold, repurposed, and recycled again - from sustainable jet fuel to beverage bottles, to yoga pants.Founded in New Zealand, we are a global women-led company with an international footprint and a diverse employee population. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion are a key part of our mission and core values which we show through our hiring, our leadership, our efforts to educate internally and willingness to learn.In addition, we have announced our plan to merge with AMCI Acquisition Corp. II and expect to become a publicly traded company on Nasdaq. Come join the team as we strive to make a Post Pollution Future!Exciting collaborations with LanzaTech (LT) CarbonSmartTM Products:

  • 2022 - H&M announced their collaboration with LT with a clothing line to be launched in 2023
  • 2022 - Coty, Inc. - LT recycled carbon ethanol to be used in majority of fragrance portfolio by 2023
  • 2022 - DrogerieMark (dm) in Germany, launched a range of packaging for their "Denk Mit" range of dish soap
  • 2022 - Danone announced a collaboration to make packaging for the Mizone water line in China
  • 2022 - Craghoppers, UK outdoor company, made a fleece from recycled carbon, to be launched in 2023
  • 2021 - Collaborations with ZARA, lululemon & L'Or--al using recycled carbon in their apparel & packagingNotable acknowledgments:
    • 2022 - Winner of "Air" Category at the 23rdAnnual Energy Globe Awards
    • 2022 - Fix Our Climate finalist for Earthshot Prize (only US company to be a finalist)
    • 2022 - Jennifer Holmgren, CEO: TiE Sustainability Entrepreneur of the Year
    • 2021 - Biofuels Digest #1 Hottest Company in Renewable Fuels, Chemicals & BiomaterialsInterested in learning more? Visit us atand download/stream our latest CarbonSmartTMPodcast on,,or wherever you receive your podcasts!This position is open to candidates authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer. LanzaTech is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.About the roleWe have an exciting opportunity for a chemist or chemical engineer with experience in applied research. The individual selected for this position will be building the gas adsorption core competency at LanzaTech. They will develop a family of gas adsorption technologies from bench scale to commercial scale. Initial responsibilities will focus on acquisition, installation, and commissioning of adsorption test equipment in the Skokie labs. The individual will progress to validating vendor designs and on to developing adsorbents and adsorption technology specific to support LanzaTech's gas fermentation process. The individual will support the design of commercial processes based on development work and will support the start up of those commercial process units . The role will interface with many different functions at LanzaTech: Business Development, Engineering, Experimental Design.Key duties:Actively contribute to a safe working environment to include:
      • Near Miss Reports
      • Safe lab designs for flammable and toxic gases
      • Commercial Design HazOpParticipate in many facets of gas processing technology development including:
        • Adsorbent evaluation including selection and installation of testing apparatus.
        • Fundamental adsorbent research including design and execution of experiments.
        • Modification or synthesis of adsorbents
        • Development of test methodology and data analysis techniques
        • Documentation of pilot plant operability including: management of change, hazard identification
        • Participate in all safety HAZOP and PHA activities.
        • Tracking scientific and patent literature in appropriate areas
        • Write up novel concepts as invention disclosures and participate in the patent application process.Site support
          • Participate in all aspects of a safe work environment
          • Travel to various sites around the world to assist in commissioning, start-up and advising plant operation.
          • Interface with existing and potential customers and their teams to advise gas treatment, fermentation, and product separation operations.
          • Assist with training of staff at new plant globally.Basic Qualifications:
            • PhD in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, other degrees will be considered with appropriate work experience
            • Hands-on attitude is a must.
            • Experience in laboratory setting.
            • Troubleshooting ability and aptitude
            • Detail-oriented with a drive to completion
            • Experienced in communicating technical instructions to other team members
            • Team player that thrives in a cutting edge, fast paced, entrepreneurial environment
            • Ability to work across departments
            • Strong organizational, time management, and communication skills
            • Self-motivated with the ability to take initiative and work independently
            • Strong experience in MS OfficeDesired Qualifications:
              • Research experience in catalytic or adsorption processes a plus: testing and adsorbent synthesis
              • Experience in statistical treatment of experimental data is a plus
              • Analytical experience is a plus
              • Experience designing, building and modifying bench scale equipment

Keywords: LanzaTech, Inc, Skokie , Senior ADS Research Scientist, Other , Skokie, Illinois

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