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Senior Chemical Engineer

CURIO™ Legacy Ventures, a nuclear technology and innovation company, is seeking to fill the —————- position. The ideal candidate would be part of a team responsible for and tasked with design and development of novel process equipment. As a team member, applicant will work in a fast paced, high octane environment that accelerates operational efficiency.

Candidates are applying for a position that has export control regulations and would require them to be a US citizen or LPR or a citizen of any qualifying nation under 10 CFR Appendix A to Part 810.

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  • A successful candidate(s) will be expected to know the uranium nuclear fuel cycle
  • D in Chemical Engineering and 2+ years of experience in actinide chemistry, radiochemistry, or chemical processing-related research including pilot-scale R&D, MS degree with 5+ years, or BS with 10+ years of similar experience
  • A strong grasp of the fundamentals of chemical process unit operations with an emphasis on separations and chemical reaction science
  • An understanding of fundamental chemical thermodynamics and kinetics as they apply to chemical separations
  • Familiarity with multi-physics simulations, and fluidized bed particle kinetics.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and writing skills to enable effective interaction and communication with technical peers, stakeholders, and vendors
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and participate creatively in collaborative environments.
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever-changing needs
  • Track record in successful proposal writing for grants, leading and working with stakeholders on delivering on projects from inception, through proposal development to delivery of the results.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy


  • Execute complex assignments requiring the use of advanced engineering techniques
  • Develop and evaluate plans for major projects
  • Utilize front-end loading process and best practices to facilitate cost-effective process engineering and project development
  • Lead development of process design calculations and develop deliverables such as hydraulic calculations, equipment sizing, computational particle flow dynamics (CPFD) simulations, Heat and Material Balances (H&MB), and Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs).
  • Lead chemical engineering design activities on projects from the conceptual phase through design completion
  • May assess feasibility or soundness of proposed applications when data is insufficient, or testing is advisable
  • Plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, adaptation and modification of standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria
  • Perform work that involves conventional engineering practices but may involve a variety of complex features
  • Coordinate departmental and divisional project studies and report preparation assignments
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and instruction to less experienced staff members
  • Regularly meet and corresponds with stakeholders or outside personnel
  • This is an in-person position

Job Category: Sr. Chemical Engineer
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Washington DC

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