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Manager Chemical Synthesis

Silatronix / Koura
Madison, Wisconsin
Salary based upon experience + bonus and benefits
Closing date
Oct 2, 2022

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Would you like to contribute to the advancement of batteries that power our world?

Are you fundamentally curious and continuously seek to understand what chemical reaction mechanisms are at play?

Are you creative in finding new synthetic routes?

If so, we should talk – Koura is adding a Manager of Chemical Synthesis to its team at Silatronix in Madison, WI!


Koura is a part of Orbia, a community of companies working together to tackle the world’s problems, a company driven by a shared purpose: to advance life around the world.

Koura is a global leader in the development, manufacturing and supply of fluorinated solutions that play a fundamental role in enhancing everyday lives. Our products are used in a vast range of applications, such as the construction of towns and cities, keeping homes cool, food fresh, and even in the treatment of respiratory conditions.

Silatronix is a leading producer of patented organosilicon materials that enable advanced performance in Li-ion batteries – extending cell life, increasing cell capacity, expanding temperature operating ranges and allowing the safe and effective use of higher charge voltages. Since merging with Koura in 2021, Silatronix has expanded focus to include the supply of fluorinated materials and organosilicon compounds for use in lithium-ion batteries and other electrochemical storage devices. 

Be part of a group of more than 1,500 employees across the U.S, Mexico, Brazil, UK, Europe, Japan, China, Middle East & Africa, through a global sales team and distribution networks. We are powered by 2 mines, 7 chemical sites and 3 innovation sites enabling a unique mine-to-market approach worldwide.

Our purpose is to advance life around the world, while maximizing value to our shareholders, customers and employees. We are passionate about the topics that define how people will live and thrive tomorrow more sustainably: the future of cities, buildings, agriculture, and materials. Orbia is a purpose-led company with big aspirations and has operations in 41 countries with more than 22,000 employees.


Koura is immediately seeking a Manager of Chemical Synthesis to lead the company’s efforts to incorporate their unique technologies into commercial battery applications. Her/his/their goal is to develop organosilicon solvents and additives, as well as fluorinated battery materials for electrochemical applications. The Manager of Chemical Synthesis will lead synthesis efforts and the elucidation of mechanisms at play within the electrochemical systems of interest.

We are seeking candidates with a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry and at least 8 years of related laboratory or production experience, or the equivalent in education and years of related experience. A strong background working under air-free conditions, Schlenk line techniques and handling of air-sensitive chemicals on multigram scale synthesis up to several kilograms. Experience in mechanistic studies. A key to this role is experience with organic synthesis and NMR interpretation. Experience with organosilicon or fluorinated materials is highly desired.


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