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Biochemist or Microbiologist

Ecolab - Naperville, IL

Job Description

Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company

has an opening for Principal Chemist/ Biochemist /Microbiologist

in our Pulp & Paper Research Group, located in Naperville, IL. The Pulp & Paper Research Group supports paper/board/tissue industry sustainability goals by developing new technologies that allow more efficient use of water, fiber, and energy, while increasing production efficiency and protecting assets.

In this role your responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

Solving complex research problems related to biocontrol in papermaking systems, the impact of water reuse on microbial ecology, and control of microbial growth in industrial processes.

Developing technology to improve the production and/or quality of paper/board/tissue products by planning, performing, and interpreting results from relevant experiments and presenting data in a concise, usable form.

Ensuring successful deployment of new technologies by establishing effective working relationships with sales, marketing, manufacturing, and other company researchers.

Providing technical guidance to researchers, marketers, sales engineers, suppliers, and customers to support the sales process.

Performing all research activities with safety as the top priority. All actions must conform to existing safety and regulatory requirements.

Appropriately documenting all research and support activities using formal/informal reports and presentations. Ensure protection of Nalco Water intellectual property through patenting, licensing, and joint development agreements.

Basic Qualifications

PhD in Chemistry/Biochemistry/Microbiology or a related technical discipline.

Willing and able to travel up to 30%.

No immigration sponsorship offered for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

Background in chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, microbial ecology, microbial physiology, functional genomics, and/or metabolomics.

Strong ability to think outside the box and apply skills creatively to develop innovative solutions including products, monitoring tools, and treatment or control strategies to solve real-world problems.

Effective teamwork and project management skills and ability to work well in cross-functional, international teams.

12 days 15 hours ago



Biochemist or Microbiologist Ecolab - Naperville, IL, United States


Location: Naperville, IL

Company Profile:
Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. Around the world businesses in foodservice, food processing, hospitality, healthcare, industrial, and oil and gas markets choose Ecolab products and services to keep their environment clean and safe, operate efficiently and achieve sustainability goals.