• Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Full Time

Summary  The R & D Lab Technician position is involved in all aspects of new product development activities within a team atmosphere. The position will conduct application testing of water soluble starch based polymers for use in a variety of market applications.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Facilitating research projects from concept to production under supervision of chemist or manager
  • Physical testing of synthesized products including application testing
  • Developing new or improved laboratory procedures
  • Providing neat, concise, and complete data and reports
  • Cleaning and maintaining laboratory and equipment
  • Promoting cooperation and teamwork among staff
  • Providing maintenance of stock reagents and lab supplies
  • Keeping logbooks up to date
  • Assisting other lab personnel with analysis
  • Ability to follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's)

Competencies Preferred:

  • Ability to work independently of others on individual or special projects
  • Ability to interpret results and solve problems
  • Ability to multitask
  • Aptitude in organic and polymer chemistry
  • Aptitude in rheological and physical testing
  • Aptitude in mechanical testing
  • Ability to operate in an Agile environment with changing priorities


  • Associate or Bachelor's Degree in Science

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