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Sr. Research Scientist - Aqueous Chemistry  [September 15, 2021]

Location: Woburn, MA, USA

What we do

At Phoenix, we build novel chemical processing techniques and technologies that are at the forefront of extracting critical materials that were previously trapped in tailings, solving the waste remediation process of the mining industry, and revolutionizing the mining industry with our zero waste mining solutions.


  • Design and develop novel chemistries and extractive metallurgical approaches in aqueous or solvent-based systems
  • Design and perform experiments to evaluate feasibility and performance of new chemistries and separation technologies including but not limited to: leaching, solid-liquid separation, water treatment and reclamation, filtration, ion exchange resins, etc.
  • Develop and implement chemical processes at the lab scale and support knowledge transfer to process engineers for system scale-up
  • Develop and run thermodynamic and kinetic calculations and models
  • Perform literature reviews and propose novel approaches to technical challenges
  • Perform analytical testing and characterization of output materials
  • Analyze experimental data and communicate results to the R&D team
  • Perform techno-economic analysis to support new research approaches
  • Prepare presentations and reports for both internal and external reporting (government grants and client feasibility studies)
  • Find and participate in the evaluation of new technology, new products, new materials, and their impact on the business
  • Performs duties in compliance with environmental, health and safety-related site rules, policies, or governmental regulations

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