Senior Chemist

Teresa DeJohn

Solon, OH

Locus Bio-Energy Solutions LLC (Locus Bio-Energy) is a science-based innovation company that has developed an industry-first line of microbial biochemical solutions that are safer and more effective alternatives to currently used Production & Drilling oilfield chemicals.

The company is seeking a Senior Chemist to lead Production Chemistry research projects from our headquarters in Solon, OH.

Senior Chemist Responsibilities:

  • Design and carry-out chemical modification reactions on sugars, alcohols, polymers and alkanes
  • Lab and bench scale work based around method development with defined target molecules
  • Bio-molecular modification to support new oil formulas
  • Isolation and verification of different compounds using various chromatography techniques (HPLC, LC, Column, Flash, GC, Gel, TLC) and MS and/or FTIR to verify molecule structure supporting discovery projects

Senior Chemist Requirements:

  • Ph.D. or M.S. degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related scientific field
  • Strong organic chemistry background required
  • High level of experience with chromatography and mass spectroscopy techniques
  • Experience in bio-based surfactant chemistry, lipid chemistry, or carbohydrate chemistry preferred
  • Ability to work independently and as member of a group

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