Catalytic Process Specialist (x4)

Chicago, IL

Posted: 09/20/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 407.18CM Pay Rate: 150,000 - 250,000

Catalytic Process Specialist (x4)

The Catalytic Process Specialist(s) will have the following responsibilities:

  • Identify and develop routes to fuels and valuable chemicals from basic (primary) chemicals produced via fermentation of renewable (sustainable) feedstocks
  • Maintain technical leadership in this area via monitoring literature and networking
  • Identify and solve technical problems / issues which arise along the commercialization path
  • Work with teams to move chosen projects from inception through research, development, demonstration, and commercialization
  • Work with universities, national labs, and other companies to move technology through research, development, and demonstration
  • Interface with customers during R&D, demonstration, and commercialization phases

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Crystal Meeks at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  407.18CM


  • 20 years of catalysis experience R&D for refineries
  • PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or other related area
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Successfully commercialized at least 1 chemical or fuel process
  • Experience in collaborating with universities, national labs, and/or other companies
  • Develop IP strategy for each technology and ensure implementation
  • Experience in developing and writing (R&D) proposals for internal or external (e.g. DOE) evaluation
  • Skills to develop and deliver presentations for internal review and to professional societies
  • Capable to clearly document work in reports, internal memos, or technical literature
  • Able to lead small teams
  • Willingness to travel on a global scale 10% - conferences / customers

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Crystal Meeks at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  407.18CM


Crystal Meeks
Sr. Technical Recruiter

Our Industrial Laboratory Recruitment Team specializes in placing candidates at all levels of the chemical development cycle from Laboratory Technicians to Executive Leadership in Research.  I joined CPS in 2011 as a full cycle recruiter and have expertise in the following areas:


Technical Leadership ~ Product Development ~ Organic and Polymer Synthesis 
Formulation ~ Research & Development 
Application Chemistry ~ Technical Service
Process Chemistry ~ Analytical Chemistry ~ Method Development
Regulatory Compliance ~ EH&S ~ Quality Assurance ~ Quality Control 


My recruitment philosophy encompasses the belief that people are the greatest asset in an organization.  Finding the right fit is not only about the technology.  It is about how an employee fits within an organization's culture and ensuring that both parties can add value to each other immediately and in the future.   


If you have interest in finding an opportunity that aligns with your career goals, or if you are a hiring manager looking for talent that can add value to your organization, I would love to hear from you!

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