Chemist

Watertown, MA /
Advanced Development /
Full Time
At Via Separations, we take a materials approach to the world's wasted energy.  We are optimistic about scientific progress, passionate about global impact, and creative in everything we do.  We are not afraid of hard problems, and we encourage each other to live at the intersections of disciplines, act on great ideas, and design everything. 
 
Via eliminates energy use in industrial processes, enabling pathways for a more sustainable, resource efficient future.  With its core filtration technology, Via can slash the energy used in separation processes by 90%.  We are a fast-paced, interdisciplinary team backed by The Engine, Safar Partners, Prime Impact Fund, and MassCEC.  

Position Description
The Chemist will work alongside an multidisciplinary team of scientists to help build and deliver solutions to customers in difficult to decarbonize industries. Our first focus is scaling our membrane technology for our Pilot and first Commercial system. The Chemist will be responsible for developing technical solutions to support Via’s membrane product development, and will work within the Research and Advanced Development Team to deliver technical execution in the areas of chemical synthesis, membrane fabrication and characterization, while developing testing parameters to validate new formulations. This role has enormous growth potential as Via continues to grow rapidly, scale systems, and expand our scope.
 
Responsibilities include:
• Execute synthetic approaches to yield membranes for specific application metrics.
•  Validate membrane performance using test methodologies.
• Collaborate with the Development and Product Team to scale syntheses for improved performance.
• Qualify membrane materials through characterization techniques and methods.
• Perform data and statistical analysis of data using tools such as Excel and/or JMP.
• Communicate technical results and challenges across the organization to advance product development.
 
Experience & Qualifications 
BS/BA or MS/MA in a chemistry-related field (e.g. Chemistry, Materials Science or similar) with a preference for at least one year of experience in a wet chemistry laboratory environment.
Demonstrated aptitude in executing chemical or materials syntheses.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. 
Travel is required for this role, up to 20%, as is the ability to lift up to 20 pounds.
Via prioritizes diversity of thought, access, and experiences and as such strives to be an exceptional Equal Opportunity Employer.