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Polymer Adhesive & Epoxy Specialist

Australia, Victoria, MelbourneOperations

Job description

About DiviGas: (see Divigas.com)

Billions worth of hydrogen gas is made and lost every year at petrochemical plants due to equipment failure against tough gas streams. DiviGas has invented proprietary polymers to make a new hydrogen membrane, a nano-molecular filter, that allows for this wasted gas to be reused. Saving $ billions & avoiding millions of tons of CO2.
DiviGas is a Singaporean company and we have closed a USD$5m seed round in 2021 to build a new factory in Melbourne Australia on top of our Singapore office. We are a rapidly growing technology company that sells entire plug-and-play systems designed to seamlessly and cost-effectively separate and recover hydrogen and other gases at petrochemical plants and refineries.


Exec Summary of role:


Team up with the most innovative company where Imagination becomes a reality! DiviGas is the originator, pioneer, and commercial leader in Membrane technology (see www.Divigas.com). DiviGas is expanding its capability because of increased global demand for hydrogen purification and CO2 capture. We are seeking qualified, self-driven candidates looking to advance their careers and be high-impact players on the company.


DiviGas Australia Pty Ltd is seeking an experienced Polymer adhesive Scientist to join the R&D team. You will be responsible for polymeric adhesive material design and testing to achieve advanced performance in membrane potting. You will build correlations between material properties and potting performance to evaluate the adhesive properties, demonstrate benefits, scale-up formulations, and work with product design and pilot teams. Forget burdensome corporate structures, here you will get to invent radically new materials at the edge of science for a massive impact on the energy world.

Job requirements

Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. Polymer engineering, Polymer science, or related field, with at most two years of industry experience Hands-on experience in polymer adhesive formulations (Epoxy, Polyurethane)
  • Knowledge about adhesive chemistry, crosslinking, functionality, and adhesion principles.
  • Strong mechanical and chemical analytical skills with an in-depth understanding of structure-property relationships of polymers.
  • Experience in epoxy resins, which can take high pressure and at elevated temperatures in an acidic environment.
  • Has demonstrable new product development/commercialization and technology transfer experience during the postgraduate period of study.
  • Enthusiastic and motivated collaborator. Goal-oriented and able to handle multiple tasks. Excellent Creative problem solver, innovative, and committed to continuous learning.

Start Date: Immediate

Job type: Full time

Remuneration: Salary, Equity, benefits - Tbd based on experience, six figures.


Functions and responsibilities:


Who you are:

    ● Curious & Self aware - No one is good at everything, and you aren’t either. But trying to always improve is a necessity in this highly complex role
    ● A strategic thinker - You understand the priorities of the companies, what is a waste of time and what is mission critical, without being told
    ● Technically versatile - You can handle making presentations, making excel spreadsheets and visuals from scratch, making copy and more. If you don’t know a tool (like Miro), you are always ready to learn it on the fly
    ● Deeply independent & Self Motivated - You create your own work, and you are accountable for yourself
    ● Highly self organized - You naturally file, save, label note and otherwise work in a way anyone could follow your train of thought in your absence
    ● Highly ethical and moral-driven - No cheating, ‘no-asshole’ policy, zero tolerance for racism, sexism

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