Senior Research Technician

Virent Published: June 16, 2022
3571 Anderson Street, Madison, Wisconsin
Skill Level
Senior Level
Job Type
Analyst / Research
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Located in Madison, Wisconsin, Virent is working to commercialize its BioForming® technology to create the fuels and chemicals the world demands from a wide range of naturally occurring, renewable resources.

Using patented catalytic chemistry, Virent converts bio-based sugar feedstocks into products molecularly identical to those made from petroleum. Virent’s technology can produce a range of fuel products including gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel, as well as chemicals used for plastics, fibers and films. Virent is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corporation and has key strategic relationships in place with Johnson Matthey, INEOS Aromatics, Toray Industries and others to accelerate the commercialization of its technology.

Virent has received numerous honors, including the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer award, the ICIS Innovation Award, the Wisconsin Companies to Watch Award, the Red Herring Top 100 North America Award and the EPA’s Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award.

An exciting career awaits you!

At MPC, we’re committed to being a great place to work – one that welcomes new ideas, encourages diverse perspectives, develops our people, and fosters a collaborative team environment.


Virent, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MPC (, is seeking a team-oriented individual to fill our Senior Research Technician position in our Madison, WI advanced biofuels facility.   


  • Safely operates plant equipment.
  • Performs maintenance, repair, and modifications on plant and lab systems.
  • Collaborates with research staff on planning and performing experiments.
  • Develops operational practices and documentation for lab applications and implement across teams.
  • Collaborates with research staff on planning and development of research equipment
  • Lead teams of other Research Technicians in plant operations and projects.


  • An Associate degree in Engineering, Chemistry, or Science related discipline
  • Six (6) or more years of experience in engineering, scientific research, or plant operation
  • Experience with more advanced maintenance and repair work being performed with similar plant and lab settings
  • Experience with design and development of plant operations

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