Senior Researcher: Chemical Engineering

Full Time Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Public Entities
  • Post Date: Jun 23, 2022
  • Apply Before : Jun 28, 2022
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Job Details

  • Qualifications Master’s Degree
  • Industry public-service
  • Centre Pretoria
  • Where to submit application

Job Description

Key responsibilities: Undertake research in process and product development based on natural products across the value chain; Conduct Risk Assessments /HAZOPs for facilities and processes to ensure safe and technically feasible processes and methodology; Support development, operation, and maintenance of facilities utilities, such as steam chilled water, vacuum, and ventilation for the agro-processing chemical pilot plant, in conjunction with GMR 2.7/CSIR facilities/external service providers; Conduct and oversee equipment procurement, design specification, installation and operational specifications sign off and training; Draft, review and sign off on equipment and process Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Perform techonomic modelling, process costing and raw material costing; Mentor junior chemist and engineers; Identify and manage research opportunities to secure external contracts; Write and review research proposals for funding, research reports, client reports and peer-reviewed publications; Prepare reports, guidelines or other documents aimed at disseminating the results and outcomes of projects. Qualifications, skills and experience: A Master’s degree in chemical engineering with at least five years’ experience in an academic/industrial field; A Doctoral degree will be an added advantage; Experience working in a food, chemical, pharmaceuticals, and biologicals in a manufacturing set-up will be an added advantage; Experience and operation of HPLC/GC/NMR International tertiary exposure would be an added advantage; Natural products applied process and product development experience from discovery to scale-up (kilo scale/pilot scale); Understanding of chemistry, synthesis, and application of enzymes and chemical catalysts in chemical transformations in preparation of pharmaceuticals/active pharmaceutical intermediates; Downstream processing expertise / experience, extraction, spray drying, distillation freeze drying column chromatograph; Ability to work in a methodical manner is essential; Ability to interact with strategic stakeholders at all levels; Ability to present ideas, concepts, plan, and procedures; Ability to work independently and in a team; Excellent business management skills; Excellent people management skills; Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills; Excellent communication skills; Programme and project management skills Demonstrated track record of the ability to work accurately, independently, and efficiently;

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