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Chemical Research Engineer

Job Details

Hiring Organization Syzygy Plasmonics
Post Name Chemical Research Engineer
Qualification Bachelor’s in chemical engineering or equivalent work experience; Master preferred
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 9000 To USD 11000 Per Month
Location Houston, Texas, United States 77054

We’re Syzygy. We exist right at the convergence of the seemingly impossible—where energy and everyday chemicals are made from light instead of heat. It’s called photocatalysis, and yes, that’s a crazy word.

But it’s the crazy truth—we discovered a clean energy solution that can reduce carbon emissions. At scale, it’s easier to operate, cleaner—and cheaper than any other technology that makes chemicals better.

Which means more people will adopt it. Changing the world doesn’t work until everyone can see how it works with their everyday reality. We’re pioneers of a practical solution that will save time, money, and the earth—right now and in the future.

Join a culture that’s rooted in a mission and vision that provides an answer. We strongly support diversity and love people with the ambition to try and make a big change in the world. 

Job Summary

Syzygy Plasmonics Inc. is hiring a Chemical Engineer to join our technology team. This person will work on testing lab/bench scale photocatalytic reactors. In doing so, this person will directly contribute towards the development of Syzygy’s revolutionary new technology and drive sustainability in the chemical manufacturing industry. Come join us and help us change the world for the better!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work on catalyst activity studies and process variable optimization experiments
  • Design lab/bench scale photocatalytic reactors and supporting sub-systems
  • Work with a team of engineers, scientists, and technicians to prepare PFDs, P&IDs, rig layout, procure equipment, and oversee the build-out
  • Work with the safety team to perform JSA, HRA, HAZOPs, and prestart-up safety reviews
  • Work alongside other R&D engineers to develop experimental plans and execute them independently and in a timely manner to achieve project goals.
  • Perform experimental data analysis and present results to the R&D team concisely and effectively
  • Perform regular maintenance on bench-scale experimental setups and reactors

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s in chemical engineering or equivalent work experience; Master preferred
  • 2-5 years of experience working in a laboratory environment
  • Well-versed in process safety and working in a laboratory environment
  • Background in reforming chemistry, reaction kinetics, and mass and heat transfer
  • Knowledge of chemical/process engineering fundamentals
  • Proficient in the design of experiments with good problem-solving skills

Helpful background:

  • Experience working with industrial gases and chemicals
  • Experience with lab automation using LabView and/or Python
  • Experience with COMSOL, Aspen, MATLAB
  • Experience with Visio or CAD
  • Experience with gas chromatography


  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefits (medical, dental, vision, life, and disability coverage)
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Friendly work environment
  • Paid vacation/holidays

Syzygy Plasmonics Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer.

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