Chemistry Research Associate

About the Company

ThruPore Technologies, Inc. is an advanced materials company that launched in 2012 and is focused on the development of high performance catalysts for the chemical industry. ThruPore is headquartered in Delaware and operates laboratories and manufacturing in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

The Position – Chemistry Research Associate

ThruPore is searching for a Chemistry Research Associate to assist with catalyst characterization and perform catalyst testing and reaction characterization. Working with an interdisciplinary team, the successful candidate will support R&D chemistry. The position will report to the Vice president of Technology (initially) and be based in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Perform routine characterization of catalyst
  • Carries out synthesis, isolation, and characterization of small organic compounds
  • Perform purification of reaction mixture using a variety of purification techniques
  • Support characterization and analytical testing of compounds
  • Analyze and interpret experimental results
  • Document experimental procedures and results

Qualifications and Skills

  • BS/BA degree in Chemistry or related discipline with 2+ years post-degree experience, or equivalent
  • Proficient with multi-step organic synthesis and instrumentation including GC, HPLC, extraction, and chromatographic separations
  • Ability to safely lift and move gas cylinders and tighten/exchange metal fittings
  • Critical thinking and ability to perform reaction calculations
  • Able to multi-task and communicate results effectively
  • Clear record of laboratory productivity
  • Must work well in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Good attention to detail

Job Type:   Full-time

Required experience:

  • GC, extraction and chromatographic separations post-degree: 2 years
  • organic synthesis, isolation and purification post-degree: 2 years

Desired experience:

  • working with high pressure reactors, such as Parr reactors
  • chemical hydrogenation reactions

Required education:    Bachelor’s degree

Contact:   email your resume with cover letter to