• Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Paid Vacation, Paid Holiday


The R & D Chemist/Lab Technician position is involved in all aspects of new product development from concept through plant production. The position will conduct pilot plant synthesis and application testing of water soluble starch based polymers for use in a variety of market applications.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conducting pilot plant synthesis and development of new products.
  • Facilitating research projects from concept to production.
  • Synthesis of water soluble starch based natural polymer products.
  • Operation of Pilot Plant equipment.
  • Physical testing of synthesized products including application testing.
  • Developing new or improved laboratory procedures.
  • Providing technical support to production plants and sales.
  • Providing neat, concise, and complete data and reports.
  • Cleaning and maintaining laboratory and equipment.

Required Competencies:

  • Mechanical aptitude is required to safely operate pilot reactors and equipment.
  • Ability to work independently of others on individual or special projects.
  • Proven ability to interpret results and solve problems.
  • Aptitude in organic and polymer chemistry and synthesis.
  • Aptitude in rheological and physical testing.


  • Associate or Bachelor's Degree in Science, Chemistry preferred
  • 2 - 4 years of laboratory testing experience

Anticipate up to 15% travel.


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