Research Assistant

Memphis, TN 38112

Posted: 06/02/2023 Employment Type: Temporary Industry: Technical / Engineering

Job Description

Job Title: Research Assistant

Job Site: 1001 Tillman Street Memphis, TN 38112 (GP Cellulose – Memphis HQ)

Pay Rate: $23.00 hourly

Start Date: ASAP

Schedule: M-F, 8 hours daily, with occasional overtime

Duration: Temporary

Encadria Staffing Solutions, a Georgia-Pacific company is currently hiring a Research Assistant with Georgia-Pacific Cellulose in Memphis, TN. This role will support efforts in the Memphis Technology and Innovation Center’s (T&IC) Scientific Resources Group. Visit our website to learn more about GP Cellulose

This position will report directly to the Scientific Resources Manager to support high-priority projects in product quality testing and analysis for the Memphis T&IC team.


What You Will Need:


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, or a related field with experience working in a wet chemistry lab environment
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds on occasion
  • Proficiency at Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with wet chemistry techniques and FTIR instrumentation
  • Experience or knowledge of KnowItAll IR Spectral software or similar platform is a plus.
  • Knowledge of cellulose chemistry as it pertains to pulp and paper industry


A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Assist in preparation of samples for key tests to support new product development and improvement
  • Prepare and organize samples to be tested; neutralize and maintain waste disposal
  • Execute testing independently with limited supervision
  • Learn and use pertinent cellulose chemistry principles
  • Adhere to strict safety policies and procedures; identify safety hazards on site and report them promptly
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills
  • Team player with the ability to manage multiple projects with limited supervision
  • Willingness to learn with attention to detail and good problem-solving skills 
  • Flexibility to work overtime based on business needs


Visit to learn more about our company and our partnerships with Koch Industries and Georgia-Pacific.


We are an equal opportunity employer.

Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.


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