• 01-May-2020 to Until Filled (NZST)
  • Auckland, AUK, NZL
  • Contract



Physical Organic Chemist

Global industry extracts trillions of litres of water each day using current technology, consuming enormous amounts of energy in the process.

Aquafortus is an emerging technology company poised to disrupt the industry and is at the forefront of research, development, and deployment of high recovery industrial water remediation technologies. Our facility is based at Airport Oaks, Auckland. 

We are currently looking for a Physical Organic Chemist to join our Chemistry team.  This is both a laboratory-based and computer-based role accountable for investigating the company's current chemistry and designing the company's novel chemical technology using modelling and theoretical studies.  The role will also include patent development, solvation/system modelling, and analyses of flow rates and mass balances.  This position will work with and report to the CTO and Lab Manager.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Masters or Ph.D. with a minimum of 5 years post-academic relevant work experience.
  • Experience in solvation and/or systems modelling.
  • Experience in LCMS, GC-MS and FTIR.
  • Translation of modelling to the laboratory data.
  • Strong ability in analysing NMR, IR, and MS data.
  • A passionate R&D and application focus, critical thinking capability, and problem-solving in a fast paced environment.
  • A propensity to learn, pick up new skills, and be adaptable and resourceful.
  • Team player with excellent English written and oral communication skills for preparation and presentation of reports.
  • Good time management and flexible.

This position is an initial six month fixed-term contract. If this sounds like you, please apply

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