Materials Chemistry Lab Tech

Bedford, MA
Part Time to Full Time
Student (College)


Materials Chemistry Lab Tech


Folia Materials is an award-winning cleantech technology startup. We are looking for individuals who take the initiative - in their work and community - to join our rapidly growing, fast-paced team. Folia’s exclusive products are Antiviral Face Masks & POU Water Filters, which are produced using an innovative green chemistry process & large-scale paper machinery to manufacture low-cost nano-metal functionalized materials that create new bio-based products. 

This part-time or full-time position is ideal for a motivated renewable materials/paper/chemical engineering student or recent graduate seeking a role that will build cutting-edge technical skills. The candidate will play a role in prototyping, scale-up, qualification, and deployment efforts for Folia Material’s breakthrough technology. Candidates who can demonstrate a track record of rapidly mastering new technical skills are particularly encouraged to apply.


The candidate will be responsible for technical R&D in Folia Material’s Lab in suburban Boston, MA. This position involves the following:

  • Laboratory R&D to investigate and characterize the efficacy and properties of novel coating materials 
  • Perform product testing, including but not limited to the use of analytical instruments, visual inspections, and sample preparation for third-party chemical analysis
  • Ensure that testing, characterization, and inspection data reports are completed and organized in support of the Quality Management System.


What we look for:

  • Ability to perform analytical laboratory testing with consistent rigor and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in understanding technical specifications and procedures.
  • Willingness to speak up with observations and ability to synthesize data and findings into succinct reports and presentations
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision 
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and effectively manage multiple daily tasks


  • Pursuing a bachelor's or master’s degree in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline (chemical engineering, environmental engineering, renewable materials chemistry, paper science and engineering, fiber/textile science) is required.
  • Recent graduates in the aforementioned disciplines
  • Experience in cellulosic materials, pulp, paper, or textiles is helpful
  • Experience working in a laboratory, maintaining and operating equipment, and maintaining records and reports of product development activities is preferred.

We Offer You:

  • Professional Development - opportunity to work with several departments and on many different projects
  • A thorough introduction to the startup world - you will experience, first-hand, how startups function
  • Experience with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) practices and formalisms



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