Materials Scientist Job Description Sample
Triton Systems, a business and technology incubator, offers a challenging and rewarding environment where a diverse field of projects give you invaluable experience in developing new and enabling technologies for many markets. You will have exciting opportunities to work with Department of Defense agencies as well as new venture startups as you research and develop new ideas that are moved through the commercialization pipeline. We have developed and spunoff a wide range of technology incubated within the company including cancer treatment (www.adurobiotech.com), microsensors and micro-fabricated components (www.sensera.com), flame retardant plastics (www.frxpolymers.com), high strength aluminum composite material (www.fracomp.com), waste water treatment (www.emefcy.com) and many more.
We provide comprehensive benefits, competitive salary and an exciting and creative working environment with advancement and career-building opportunities in a casual and fun atmosphere. Applications include acoustics, biosensing, bio and chemical detection, robotics, additive manufacturing. Join us as we revolutionize technology.
Synthesis of functional hybrid materials and coatings--organic and inorganic, and their physical and chemical characterization.
Design of functional polymers.
Performing routine maintenance of laboratory equipment including calibration.
Active improvement of current standard operating procedures and test methods.
Development of analytical, inorganic and organic test methods with supporting instrumentation techniques.
Maintaining materials report database and document lab results into reports.
Ph.D. in Chemistry. Several years of postdoctoral training is a plus.
Minimum 5 years of experience in inorganic chemistry or polymer chemistry, experience with COFs, MOFS, and polymeric coatings.
Experience in multiple inorganic, organic and solid state synthetic techniques.
Structural chemistry/crystallographic proficiency.
Understanding of spectroscopy of organic compounds and mechanical and thermal analysis techniques. Hands on experience with TEM, SEM, XRD, FTIR, GCMS, LCMS, NMR, TGA, DMA, and DSC.
Good understanding of surface chemistry.
Due to the nature of our business and information associated with this position, interested candidates must be US Citizens
Come join our success and grow with the strength of these fascinating new technologies. We are looking for individuals with confidence and the right stuff. We offer a competitive salary with full benefits package. Triton Systems, Inc. Headquarters is located at 200 Turnpike Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824. We are an equal opportunity employer - M/F/D/VEEO. We strongly encourage qualified women and minorities to apply.
To apply, please follow the link on our careers page at: http://www.tritonsystems.com/
Recruitment-type Agencies, at this time, Triton Systems, is not seeking any outside assistance to find qualified employees.
To reinvent an industry, you have to build the best team. Join Formlabs if you want to bring ground-breaking professional 3D printers to the desktop of every designer, engineer, researcher, and artist in the world.
The 3D printing industry is exploding, and materials development presents one of the greatest opportunities to innovate in 3D printing. New materials allow us to expand our user base and branch out into new applications. Our materials science team works closely with hardware and software engineers to develop and troubleshoot new resins that produce the results our customers need.
If you are a scientist or engineer with experience in polymer development who's excited to break new ground in an industry that's moving at lightning speed, we want you to join our team as a Materials Scientist.
Develop high performance photopolymers for 3D printing from initial exploration to scaling for production
Work with hardware and software engineers to optimize printing performance
Wear the white labcoat with pride
A creative and resourceful problem-solver
An expert in materials science and polymer development
Passionate about testing and troubleshooting, not afraid to test hundreds of times
Can design and conduct rigorous experiments to optimize materials
Love to harness data and statistical tools to improve results
Well versed in wet lab work and modern R&D practices
Effectively utilize literature searches to inform your work
Focus and produce results with minimal guidance
Can manage projects and multitask
Understand the value of good documentation
Excited to collaborate with a diverse group of scientists and engineers
- Experience developing materials for 3D printing, especially photopolymers!
- 3D CAD modeling (Solidworks)
- Programming (Python, Matlab)
- Design for Manufacturability
Take a peek into the awesome things you could be working on, check out what the team has been up to here!
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Even if you don't check every box, but see yourself contributing, please apply. Help us build an inclusive community that will change the face of 3D printing.
Noblis is positioning to provide strategic support to a federal agency to find and support the next generation of energy technologies. As a key technical member on a team, this role entails leading scientific research and development efforts involving materials science and engineering. Provide technical and managerial direction for problem definition, analysis, requirement development and implementation for materials science research and implementation towards energy applications. Makesrecommendations and advises on system development, improvements, optimization, or support efforts. Provide direct support to agency technical management for the following functions:
Strategic Planning for Energy Technology Programs and Activities: Provide expert technical analysis of the state of the art and development of strategic and technical plans for new technology development programs.
Application Evaluation and Selection Support Services: Support the development of technical evaluation criteria, funding opportunity announcements, review, and analysis of R&D proposals for electrical engineering projects that advance energy efficiency or technologies.
Project Management Support Services: Help review, monitor and analyze technical progress of R&D projects. Provides expert technical analysis in support of energy commercialization.
Ph.D. degree in materials science or related engineering degree.
Minimum 2-years post-Ph.D. experience
Excellent communication and relationship management skills.
Experience in materials science related to energy applications
Research and development management experience
Noblis, a nonprofit management consulting organization, along with our two wholly owned subsidiaries, Noblis ESI and Noblis NSP, are solving difficult problems that help our government and our country. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise with a reputation for independence and objectivity. We support a wide range of government and industry clients in the areas of national security, intelligence, transportation, healthcare, environmental sustainability, and enterprise engineering. Learn more at noblis.org/about.
Why work at a Noblis company?
Our employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public.
Noblis has won numerous workplace awards, including a Washington Post Top Workplace for four consecutive years - 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017!
Come join our team and become part of what makes us a special organization!
Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race.
Assoc Scientist / Scientist / Sr Scientist - Pharmaceutical Materials Characterization
The Allegan Michigan based Analytical Research and Development department, specializing in solid and liquid Over-the-Counter (OTC) product development, is looking to add a talented colleague to our New Product Development team. Our focus is to perform Quality By Design risk-based assessments of available supplier technical information (DMF), perform physicochemical testing of various materials (raw materials, intermediates and finished dose form), develop and validate analytical test methods, contribute to clinical and regulatory batch filings, contribute in the development and validation of analytical methods (compendial and novel testing) and author specifications and other technical documents in support of new and reformulated drug products.
There is an expectation of both direct hands-on laboratory work as well as, depending on level of experience, collation and communication of data from supplier and in-house results, and mentoring/training of colleagues.
This is a great career move for someone who wants to be involved in the entire drug product lifecycle, participating from initial concept to commercial production, with opportunities to contribute to a successful global pharmaceutical business focused on Quality Affordable Healthcare Products.
Major Duties and Responsibilities to include:
Chief techniques include physicochemical methods ranging from USP and or EP compendial techniques, chromatographic separation (GC and HPLC), particle size distribution (laser diffraction and mechanical sieving), light microscopy, and spectrophotometric (FTIR).
Alternate methods such as viscosity/rheology, texture analyzer, thermal analysis (DSC and TGA), and powder properties characterization (XRPD, SEM, contact angle, BET surface area, porosity, dynamic vapor sorption, flow rate) are performed as needed.
Perform physical and chemical testing on raw materials, in-process and finished product samples in support of project timelines. This includes documentation, protocol and report writing and review. Research, prepare and review technical documents, including but not limited to: SOP's, drug master files, vendor qualification, technical packages, compendia, protocols, raw material and intermediate specifications, test methods, certificates of analysis, and method validation reports which conform to company and regulatory standards.
Develop, validate and transfer analytical methods of varying complexity.
Prepare documents for regulatory filings and internal company use.
Participate in cross-functional teams at project-related meetings and technical discussions. Advanced level would be expected to lead such meetings as necessary.
Generate high quality analytical data, provide downstream data analysis, and deliver knowledge growth and flow.
Demonstrated proficiency with a variety of analytical instruments for physical and chemical analyses including but not limited to analytical balances, pH meters, GC, laser diffraction PSD, FTIR, HPLC, wet chemistries techniques, and moisture analysis by Karl Fischer, infrared, gravimetric techniques.
Familiarity with a variety of compendial references including the United States and European Pharmacopeia.
The ability to clearly document and precisely execute analyses and experiments of moderate to high complexity which includes maintenance of high quality documentation, analysis and proper interpretation of data, and preparation of reports, presentations, or other technical communications as necessary.
Must be able to work independently on multiple concurrent projects and significantly contribute to process and material knowledge.
Effective communication within direct Analytical team, on focused technical and non-technical teams, and with cross-functional groups.
Demonstrated ability to operate effectively in a team oriented culture focused on a sense of shared scientific inquiry, collaborative engagement, innovation, and the pursuit of scientific excellence.
More advanced scientific job levels will also require:
Familiarity with relevant FDA Guidances and ICH Guidelines related to analytical methods validation and drug product development.
Ability to contribute to reviewing and authoring relevant CMC sections of NDA / ANDA / PAS filings and be a major contributor to providing scientifically sound responses to FDA communications.
Reviews / authors protocols, reports and technical documents in support of new product development.
Experience with materials characterization techniques including polymorphic form characterization, determining aqueous solubility, GC-MS, and electron microscopy testing highly desired.
Experience with statistical analyses of data and design of experiment concepts
Empower software experience highly desired
Problem solving and critical thinking skills required
The skills required for this role are normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or Pharmaceutical Sciences combined with a minimum of 2 years at the entry level, 7 -8 years at the senior level of post-degree professional experience in a cGMP or cGLP laboratory.
R&D Materials Scientist - Mesoscale Materials Modeling (Experienced)
What Your Job Will Be Like
The Computational Materials and Data Science Department at Sandia National Laboratories is seeking a Materials Scientist to conduct research in Mesoscale Materials Modeling. This role offers the opportunity to develop and apply computational materials to understand material microstructure and its impact on material performance.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
Contribute to the development of simulation tools for mesoscale modeling as well as the application of mesoscale modeling to address materials science challenges
Work collaboratively with experimentalists to develop and validate models
Collaborate with experts in other disciplines to couple mesoscale simulation methodologies with both higher and lower length and time scale modeling methods and experimental information
Qualifications We Require
Bachelor's in a STEM discipline
PhD in Materials Science, Engineering Physics or related Science & Engineering field
Three years' experience in meso-scale materials science modeling techniques such as Monte Carlo, phase field and/or cellular automata
Experience developing and/or modifying computational simulation codes in a variety of programming languages
Good communication skills as evidenced by a record of publication of results in peer-reviewed journals and external presentations at scientific conferences
Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance
Qualifications We Desire
Experience impacting advanced materials processing techniques such as additive manufacturing, welding, plasma spray, and/or vapor deposition
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative and interdisciplinary team environment
Track record of collaboration with industry, academia, and other research laboratories
Strong technical writing and verbal skills
About Our Team
The Computational Materials and Data Science Department (1864) provides advanced computational analysis that enables materials-based insight and solutions. Capabilities include model development for nanoscalar and mesoscalar materials evolution, interfacial dynamics, defect initiation and propagation, multivariate analysis, and signal processing. We conduct experiments in micromechanics and volumetric flaw distribution to validate our computational work. Our multidisciplinary background and materials science expertise enable mechanistic and physical understanding related to aging and wear of materials such as metals, semiconductors, biomaterials, and polymers in support of DOE nuclear and non-nuclear missions.
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:
Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
Flexible schedules, generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*
World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov
- These benefits vary by job classification.
Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance.
Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.
Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.
Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT
Materials Scientist - Industrial Science
Lynntech develops world-class technology solutions and is actively engaged in various stages of technology development from preliminary concept generation and feasibility demonstration all the way through advanced engineering and manufacturing of products to meet different customer needs by integrating creative talent, business expertise, and purpose-build facilities.
The Industrial Science Unit (IS) is comprised of a group of Scientists and Engineers that develop advanced and commercially viable systems to provide world class solutions in various defense, aerospace, energy and medical applications. Example applications of materials science that Lynntech's IS unit is currently working on include the development of semiconductor and ceramic nanomaterials for pressed optics applications, synthesis of advanced and energetic nanomaterials and coatings, advanced sorbent technologies for carbon dioxide removal for rebreathers, materials for countermeasures and obscurant applications, and catalyst development for enhanced fuel cell technologies.
The IS unit is seeking an experienced and creative Materials Scientist with expertise in the development and implementation of nanomaterials and nanomaterial composites to join our close-knit collaborative group. This Scientist will have the opportunity to be involved in the following functions as part of this job:
Assist in the creation and development of an agenda and strategic plan for core technology development and application in the areas of nanomaterials and nanocomposite design
Identify relevant government and commercial markets that have a need for technology solutions utilizing nanomaterials and nanocomposites
Generation of new ideas and concepts for the utilization of nanomaterials for solving scientific challenges in various applications
Obtain buy-in from Chief Technologist and company stake-holders for the implementation of strategic plans concerning nanomaterials and nanocomposites
Procure near and long term funding commitments for performing feasibility studies and for developing applied technology and product solutions for specific customers
Direct research and development activities as the Principal Investigator and lead a team of research personnel to successfully accomplish technical goals and objectives of the funded projects
Assist in the execution of a broad area of projects to commercialize and deliver world class products that meet customer expectations
Establish and leverage contacts within the nanomaterials and nanocomposites industry to promote collaborative research efforts
Represent the IS unit and Lynntech as a subject matter expert in nanomaterials and nanocomposites at various research conferences and business meetings
Mentor and guide other scientists and engineers in the fundamental understanding and application of nanomaterials and nanocomposites for various platforms in order to grow core research and development capabilities within the group
Why should you work at Lynntech?
Your work will have an impact and make a difference in the world: Lynntech employees get to work across various disciplines, and are engaged in all aspects of technology development from idea generation to commercialization.
You get the best of both worlds: We offer the infrastructure and stability of an established company as well as the challenge, benefits, and entrepreneurial spirit associated with a small business.
Your work will be interesting and varied: You will have the opportunity to be creative and work on a myriad of projects across various industries (defense, energy, aerospace and medical). If you can get buy-in for your idea and procure funding to pursue research, you will get to work on it.
You'll be able to contribute to the organization in a variety of ways: You will get to wear a variety of hats in this role some examples include core technology strategy development, proposal writing, research and technology development, product development, program management, business development and mentorship of young researchers.
You get to work with the best, the brightest, and the most creative: People are Lynntech's biggest asset. We employ personnel across a broad range of disciplines including physicists, chemists, biologists, engineers, program managers, and business development.
Some examples of the skills and techniques applicable to this position are as follows:
Fundamental understanding of additive manufacturing materials and processes (FDM, SLA, extrusion, SLS)
Knowledge of thermoplastics, silicones, acrylic-based resins used for additive manufacturing processes
Fundamental understanding of polymer synthesis, modification, and characterization as well as ligand chemistries associated with the development of composites
Knowledge of polymer structure/properties relations
Project management and proposal writing
Report writing skills and experience
Experience surrounding product roadmap development, strategic planning and business development
This applicant is anticipated to have the following qualifications:
Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Engineering, or a related field with at least 3-4 years of documented experience in a research environment (as a post-doctoral research scholar or in industry)
Expertise in fundamental chemical, physical, and engineering principles & design processes with an emphasis on materials development for additive manufacturing processes as well as associated applications
Strong technical writing, speaking, and presentation skills
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at www.lynntech.com. Feel free to include a cover letter or expanded resume to outline how you fit this position.
Lynntech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/AA Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disabled.
Composite Materials Scientist
Job Role Summary
ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company has an immediate opening for a Member of Technical Staff in the area of composite materials at its Corporate Strategic Research laboratory in Clinton, New Jersey. The successful candidate will have a broad background in materials science with core expertise in the structure and thermomechanical properties of polymer composites, including fiber-reinforced composites and nanocomposites.
ExxonMobil's Corporate Strategic Research laboratory is a facility of over 200 scientists and engineers conducting fundamental research related to ExxonMobil's Upstream, Downstream, and Chemical businesses. CSR features state-of-the-art analytical and support facilities, an international staff covering a broad range of scientific disciplines, and close ties with academic institutions and national laboratories. Its location in scenic western New Jersey provides high-quality public schools and convenient access to New York City, Princeton, and Philadelphia.
Job Role Responsibilities
The researcher will leverage advanced approaches in fundamental materials science including materials mechanics in order to elucidate the structure and the thermomechanical properties of composites and thus provide science-based guidance for new hydrocarbon-based materials with targeted properties. The successful candidate will be expected to make substantial individual and collaborative contributions within multi-disciplinary, cross-functional teams.
Expected Level of Proficiency
A Ph.D. in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, Physics, Chemistry, or a related field; and
A track record of high-impact, first-author publications and presentations.
Post-doctoral / Industrial research experience is preferred.
The successful candidate will be expected to significantly expand ExxonMobil's knowledge-base in polymer-based composites.
ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Nearest Major Market: New Jersey
Job Segment: Scientific, Chemical Research, Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Engineering, Research
Assistant Materials Scientist
The Materials Group within the Energy Storage Theme of the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Materials Scientist to contribute to research programs in the area of next-generation energy storage materials.
The goal of these programs will be aimed at advancing next-generation technologies through a detailed understanding of degradation mechanisms that limit state-of-the-art materials, as well as the design, synthesis, characterization, and testing of new materials.
The successful candidate will aid in the design of novel materials and develop processing methods for the synthesis thereof; understand the physical and electrochemical properties of new materials through the design, planning, and execution of ex situ and operando studies using advanced characterization techniques; fabricate and test battery electrodes and cells to evaluate materials performance; and use knowledge gained to propose possible improvements in materials design and synthesis. Other responsibilities will include preparation and presentation of reports to sponsors, oral presentations at program reviews, supervision of students/postdocs assigned to support program, ensuring that ESH/QA policies are followed, and develop and maintain laboratory equipment and facilities.
The candidate is expected to have considerable knowledge of state-of-the-art lithium-ion cathode materials, as well as their preparation and modification via solid-state and wet-chemical synthesis; experience with coprecipitation reactors is a plus. Considerable skill in the physical analysis of materials, as well as the fabrication and electrochemical testing of cells, is required.
Considerable skill in independently assessing and interpreting the results of the candidate's own work as well as the work of others is required. Special consideration will be given to candidates with expertise in lithium- and manganese-rich materials, including their physical and electrochemical properties. In addition, experience with alternatives to standard lithium-ion materials, as well as sodium-ion, is a plus.
An excellent record and knowledge of standard laboratory practices and safety procedures is a strict prerequisite. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.
The level of knowledge required is typically achieved through a formal education in physics, chemistry, or materials science at the Ph.D. degree level with 3 to 5 years of experience; or the equivalent through practical application in a laboratory.
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Senior Materials Scientist III
Corning is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people's lives.
At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.
Scope of Position (i.e. projects involved with and role within group):
Materials subject matter expert leading new optical product development efforts in laboratory
Use materials and processes from research and adapt solutions for Advanced Optics applications
Tune optical properties of materials (glass and ceramics or polymers) by composition / process
Characterize and optimize material properties: optical, physical, mechanical, thermal, electrical, etc.
Solve problems and improve products as part of a team using structured problem solving methods
Transfer technology from lab scale to engineering organization
Authoring of internal/external reports and filing invention disclosures
Day to Day Responsibilities:
Maintain and grow materials lab capabilities to support the Advanced Optics business
Batch, form, heat-treat, finish, and characterize lab scale samples
Communicate results to project team and technology receivers in both written and oral form
Measure and communicate performance against established objectives.
Document products and processes and train others on defined processes / improvements
Participate in team meetings in support of department objectives
Participate in periodic project reviews
Procure materials or components
Travel Requirements (please note if international): Primarily in Corning Valley. Periodic travel across NY. Occasional travel to customer, vendors, and other AO sites.
Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40hrs: 9-3 core hours + flex
Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration)
MS or PhD (preferred) in materials science/engineering or physics
Knowledge and experience working in glass, ceramics, or optics
Required Skills (These are skills that candidates MUST possess)
Knowledge and experience working in glass or ceramics
Experience measuring and tailoring optical properties of materials
Desired Skills (These are skills that would be nice for candidates to possess)
Knowledge and experience working in glass and ceramics and optics
Experience tailoring optical properties of materials
Experience working with polymers
Understanding of statistical methods
Advanced material characterization skills
Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership)
Communicates effectively (oral, written) to technicians, scientists, facilities personnel
Committed to drive for results with minimal supervision
We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.
Nearest Major Market: Corning
Advanced Materials Characterization Lead Scientist
Requisition ID: 40502
All Locations: Boulder, CO (Colorado)
A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you'll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you'll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?
The Microelectronics Technology Department (MTD) at The Aerospace Corporation conducts basic and applied research in microelectronic and optoelectronic devices for space applications, and provides technical support to national security space programs in these areas.
The MTD is looking for a member of the technical staff to support investigations of microelectronics reliability, advanced microelectronics technology nodes, capability development, and physics of failure in advanced CMOS, SiGe, SOI, III-V, II-VI, and other advanced materials, processes, devices for space applications. The staff member must have in-depth knowledge of materials characterization by atom probe tomography and transmission electron microscopy and strong background in materials science with emphasis on semiconductors and dielectrics. The staff member must exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills, have a strong publication record, and have a proven history of mentoring graduate students and junior staff. The staff member must also have a desire to work in an environment requiring self-motivation and independence as well as project leadership and teamwork.
Conduct innovative basic and applied research in materials analysis and device engineering
Develop capabilities in device reverse engineering
Develop capabilities in failure analysis and fault identification
Present results internally and at scientific meetings and publish research in refereed journals
Provide technical support to national security space programs in these areas
This is a part-time, casual position.
PhD in electrical engineering, physics, computer engineering or material science with at least six years of microelectronics experience
Experience with materials science, IC devices and semiconductor physics
Experience with advanced characterization techniques such as transmission electron microscopy and atom probe tomography
Must be able to obtain and maintain DoD Secret clearance
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