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Chemical Engineer

Position location: San Francisco, CA
 
Position responsibilities:

  • Develops detailed chemical kinetics and transport models of heterogeneous catalytic reaction processes and implements using commercial FEM software
  • Validates models against experimental data from Pilot and Demonstration scales
  • Identifies additional experimental data required for validation, develops test plans, and works with pilot team to generate data
  • Contributes toward a reactor analysis framework that can be used as a tool to optimize reactor performance and further catalyst discovery
  • Extend model to simulate commercial reactor operation and support commercial reactor design. Run simulations to elucidate operation, upsets, start-up, and aging
  • Develops and maintains relevant documentation for kinetic networks, reactor design analysis, and regression test methods for parameter optimization
  • Designs and provides guidance for high-throughput bench-scale and pilot-scale reactor testing experiments to determine and verify model parameters
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct and perform collaborative research and effectively interact with a broad range of colleagues with tact
  • Visualizes and communicates model results in a clear and concise manner
  • Reviews academic and patent literature to update kinetic models for accuracy and simulation methods for efficiency

Position requirements:

  • MS/PhD (2-4 year experience) in Chemical Engineering, Applied Physics, or Chemistry
  • 2-4 years of relevant industrial experience in process modeling and engineering
  • Extensive experience developing and validating phenomenological models and applying to engineering problems
  • Expertise in thermodynamics, kinetics, reaction engineering, reactor scale-up and process design
  • Experience with commercial FEM or CFD software (FLUENT, COMSOL or equivalent)
  • Laboratory experience a plus
  • Familiar with DOE methodology is a plus
  • Desire to succeed tempered by maturity and a good sense of humor
  • Must be flexible and organized, able to learn independently and communicate well with a cross-functional team
  • Be safety oriented

To apply:

  1. Submit application via email: y93t6z@dropbox.jazz.co
  2. Must indicate which position you are applying for in the subject of the email
  3. Please consider sending voluntary disability and Veteran self-identification forms. YOu can download forms here

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Siluria Technologies is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled. Our Company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, disability or protected veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Siluria complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

About the Company:
Siluria Technologies is pioneering the commercial production of fuels and chemicals made from clean, abundant natural gas. Siluria’s break through Oxidative Coupling of Methane ("OCM") process technology is believed to be the first commercially viable process to directly convert methane to ethylene. Siluria’s second process technology can convert ethylene to liquid fuels such as gasoline, diesel or jet fuel. This enables natural gas to potentially supplement petroleum as the worldwide basis for transportation fuels and commodity chemicals. Siluria’s revolutionary catalyst and process technologies uniquely combine nanomaterials, templating and chemical engineering, to convert natural gas into higher value products using efficient processes that can be seamlessly integrated into existing industry infrastructure.

Siluria has assembled a world-class team that comprises industry-experienced experts in catalyst development, process engineering, scale-up, and commercialization. The team includes former executives and engineers from oil, gas and energy companies (LyondellBasell, BP, Shell, Anadarko, ExxonMobil, Dow), EPC firms and technology licensors (Fluor, Bechtel, Casale Group, Foster Wheeler) and other leading innovators.
   
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