Senior Research Chemist

Job Purpose

Clariant is seeking a chemist/engineer for its Louisville Kentucky location. This position will focus on research and development of catalysts for fuel cell applications.


  • Improvement of existing products and development of new products.
  • Lead and excecute projects for R&D, technical service and production support
  • Use expertise to support other projects as needed.
  • Drive defined work streams and projects forward with creativity, endurance and team spirit to meet milestones and objectives.
  • Initiate and execute development of new methods for catalyst preparation, characterization, and performance testing.
  • Prepare and test catalyst samples for R&D, technical service, production support projects. Operate bench scale test units, conduct gas chromatography (GC) analysis.
  • Organize and analyze data to formulate conclusions and next steps to drive projects forward.
  • Troubleshoot test unit and GC operations and resolve problems with assistance from other group members and maintenance.
  • Maintain a very organized and detailed laboratory notebook. Write reports and make presentations as needed.
  • Maintain assigned equipment and troubleshoot problems.
  • Sustain a clean and safe work environment
  • Performs other functions as needed.


  • Advanced degree (Master's or Ph. D.) in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field.
  • Must be familiar with catalyst preparation and evaluation, GC operation and data analysis.
  • Ability to analyze and correlate data obtained in catalyst preparation, characterization, and testing.
  • Knowledge of data acquisition and control hardware/software is a plus.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and ability to be very hands on, flexible, and thrive in a team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to independently conduct experiments in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.
  • Very strong analytical, critical thinking and troubleshooting skills.
  • Must have excellent communication and technical skills.
  • Must be able to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously.


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