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Project Mgr, Novel Water Treatment Tech (pt in China)

Palo Alto, CA | hardware research and engineering

Job Description

MS in engineering with R&D experience in water technologies, project management and fluent in Mandarin.

The Hardware Systems Laboratory at PARC, a Xerox Company, is seeking an experienced project leader for deployment of its hydrodynamic separation technology in China.  The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree in engineering, and will have experience taking novel water treatment technologies to market.  The candidate must have extensive experience working for R&D centers and/or companies in the United States, and must be willing to spend 25%-40% time in China leading a PARC collaboration to deploy the hydrodynamic separation technology for wastewater applications.   The candidate must be fluent in Mandarin.  In addition to working on the project in China, the candidate will assist in R&D efforts on other projects at PARC in Palo Alto, CA.


  • Advanced engineering degree (PhD or MS)
  • Extensive experience working in US R&D or product development companies
  • Fluency in Mandarin.   Experience taking water treatment technologies from R&D to product
  • Project management experience required
  • Must have the ability to design and manage both a lab-scale pilot system as well as a much larger pilot system at a wastewater site in China


We offer a very competitive salary package and full benefits (medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance, 401K). PARC employees enjoy the use of onsite health & fitness center and collegial dining at our onsite cafeteria. The PARC campus is in a spacious modern building in close proximity to the resources and opportunities of Silicon Valley and benefits from nearby leading universities such as Stanford and Berkeley. It is also close to many amenities, top schools, and outdoor activities (see http://www.parc.com/about/culture.html). PARC provides a highly diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer (see http://www.parc.com/about/careers/).

About PARC

PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients.

Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.

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