Job posting

We are looking for a highly motivated Applications Scientist with expertise in microbiology within the energy industry (upstream, midstream, refining, finished fuels), preferably with experience in the aviation fuel sector.

Reporting to the Applications Lead – Energy, the Applications Scientist will play a critical role in promoting and supporting the use of our microbial test kits. This individual will be a key member of LuminUltra’s Technology & Innovation team and work closely with our sales and marketing teams to ensure our products meet customer needs and perform effectively in various applications.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in microbiology, excellent communication skills, and a passion for helping customers achieve their goals. In this role, the Applications Scientist will have key responsibilities such as:

  • Market Development

o   Develop and deliver thought leadership, including technical presentations, webinars, and case studies to highlight product benefits and applications.

o   Represent LuminUltra in technical committees (ASTM, IATA, AMPP, etc).

o   Participate in conference/trade show planning and execution (before, during and after), and attend applicable technical sessions.

o   Gather and disseminate competitive intelligence in collaboration with internal stakeholders.

o   Manage relationships with external researchers/stakeholders and manage proof-of-concept studies.

  • Customer Engagement:

o   Collaborate with customers to understand their specific needs and recommend appropriate products and solutions.

o   Assist in the design and execution of validation studies for customers to ensure product efficacy and reliability.

o   Collect and analyze customer feedback to identify areas for product improvement and development.

o   Provide Level 2 Technical Support in conjunction with our Customer Experience team.

  • Sales Support

o   Assist in sales presentations by providing technical expertise on productions and applications.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Engineering, or a related field with a focus on industrial microbiology.
  • 1-3 years of experience in a technical role focused on microbiological control in the energy sector, with a preference for experience in aviation fuels.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex technical information to diverse audiences.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills. Works well in fast-paced environments within set deadlines.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills with ability to take a proactive approach to addressing challenges and improving processes.

Why Join LuminUltra?

LuminUltra has a culture that values communication, collaboration, development, work-life balance, flexibility, and employee recognition. We provide an extensive list of resources and benefits that support our culture, foster work-life balance, and promote personal and professional development.

We offer benefits that allow our team to thrive at work and outside the office. All team members are rewarded with generous paid time off, such as paid flex days, volunteer days, and a competitive vacation time policy. LuminUltra also has a group retirement savings plan with 3% matching contributions, firm sponsored social events, bonus program eligibility, health and dental benefits, mental health resources, an Employee Assistance Program, and other perks.

LuminUltra provides various opportunities for personal and professional development. We are a small organization which allows for continual experiential learning opportunities for those who are up to the challenge!

LuminUltra provides various opportunities for personal and professional development. We are a small organization which allows for continual experiential learning opportunities for those who are up to the challenge!

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