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Field Chemist

About Lilac Solutions, Inc. 
Lilac Solutions is a lithium extraction technology company focused on scaling lithium production for the electric vehicle era. Lilac solves the critical technology problems which today prevent development of the world’s largest lithium resources: low yields, high costs, slow start-up, poor reliability, and massive environmental impacts. Lilac’s technology represents such a step-change in performance and cost that it also unlocks the development of new unconventional lithium deposits with low lithium grades and high impurities, which have historically been impossible to produce. In 2021, Lilac raised $150M in Series B financing from investors including T. Rowe Price, Lowercarbon Capital, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Sumitomo, BMW and SK Materials. Lilac is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Job Description
Lilac is seeking experienced field chemists to assist with operating our lithium processing facilities at project sites in South America. Responsibilities will include set-up, commissioning, testing, and operating lab equipment in the field. Candidates will also be required to conduct ICP-OES analysis of lithium solutions and maintenance of laboratory equipment. This individual will need to be open to extensive travel in South America on a rotational basis. A strong candidate may well have worked in field-based roles for oil and gas, chemical process facilities or mining operations. Subsidy will be provided during field operations and any time spent in Oakland pre-deployment. This is a full-time position.

  • Oversee the process laboratory at project sites from construction through commissioning, testing, and operation
  • Help ensure operational efficiency and maximum uptime of the plant
  • Provide data and analysis to the operators and engineers in the field

Candidate Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry, environmental science, or similar
  • Experience with analytical chemistry
  • Knowledge of aqueous and inorganic chemistry
  • Highly organized with sharp attention to numerical and scientific detail
  • Excited to work on a small fast-paced startup team
  • Driven to succeed and grow with company
  • Passion for industrial chemistry and sustainable mining
  • Must be able to pass a high-altitude work test

  • Salary range: $70K-$100K annually (commensurate with experience)
  • Stock options
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401k program
  • Long Term Disability Insurance 
  • Flexible time off policy
  • Eight weeks of Paid Parental Leave
  • Daily catered lunch and On-site gym for Oakland Employees
  • Monthly Phone Stipend

EEO Statement
Lilac Solutions is committed to providing a professional work environment free from discrimination and harassment, including discrimination and harassment based on a protected category, and an environment free from retaliation for participating in any protected activity. Lilac Solutions is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.