Position Requisition #108 – Post Doc –
Carbon Nanotube Formulation Chemist
Synthetic/Organic Chemistry

NanOasis is an early-stage, venture-backed start-up company in the SF Bay Area developing break-through polymer thin-film nanocomposite membrane technology for a host of purification applications. These membranes offer increased productivity, robustness and high selectivity to analytes of interest, enabling novel applications in the environmental, medical, and clean-energy fields.

Recently NanOasis won one of the inaugural DOE ARPA-E awards. Only 37 companies were granted awards from among almost 4,000 applicants. Using this award NanOasis is developing revolutionary membranes that will greatly reduce the energy intensity of desalination, water reuse and water treatment.

NanOasis is seeking a PhD level Chemistry candidate to join our team. The candidate will perform R&D on nanomaterials functionalization and formulation development. The candidate must be able to work on numerous projects simultaneously, both in a supporting role and also as a project lead.

Responsibilities will include:
• Help plan and execute R&D centered on the functionalization of nanomaterials
• Communicate effectively with other R&D scientists and engineers to support development projects
• Use of appropriate characterization tools to support formulation development (UV/Vis absorption, TGA, GC, pore analysis)

Candidate will work collaboratively with the technical team and should expect regular supervision.

• The candidate MUST have experience applying synthetic/organic chemistry methods to functionalize carbon nanomaterials, specifically carbon nanotubes
• Strong synthetic/organic chemistry background
• Ability to complete tasks on time
• Strong analytical and communication skills
• PhD in chemistry, chemical engineering, or related fields, including at least 2 years laboratory experience, with an emphasis on synthetic chemistry as it relates to the functionalization of carbon nanomaterials

More generally, we are looking for candidates who want to join a dynamic team and work on a technology that promises to have a significant, positive impact on our environment. Successful candidates will carry a curiosity, self-drive, and independence in the lab to execute well thought out experiments to address specific scientific questions and challenges facing this technology.

Candidate must have the right to work in the US. Interested candidates are encouraged to email a brief summary of their research experience, lab skills, and resume/CV to

In the email subject line please cite the Position Requisition: # 108.

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