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Materials Science Engineer

Company: Aerotek
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: February 21, 2021

Job Description:

Description:Job SummarySeeking a creative and motivated Research Associate/Materials Scientist to contribute to fast-paced research focused on the development of existing and new materials technologies. Current areas of development in the Materials Research Group include corrosion resistant and multifunctional protective barrier coatings, novel polymeric coatings for diverse applications, as well as textile finishes for chemical and biological defense. It is desired that the candidate will have knowledge in one or more of these areas with experience in organic and polymer synthesis. The selected candidate will develop new skills by contributing to technology development, new idea generation, and experimental design / execution. The candidate will perform general technical assistance on a variety of currently funded materials programs and will be expected to conduct exploratory research and development efforts to help establish additional materials research and development (R&D) efforts. Duties and Major Responsibilities:Perform experiments and synthetic procedures within a lab setting including thermal, physical, and analytical testing and analysisMaintains and operates laboratory equipmentRecords, stores, summarizes, interprets, and analyzes raw data for timely technical report writing, and develops new methodology as necessary under direct supervisionSupports early product development through literature reviews, sourcing of equipment, components and supplies, and assembling of systems and prototypes for ongoing researchWrites clear, concise, and timely technical summaries with analysis of data to document significant resultsKeeps a complete laboratory notebook of work performedDemonstrates and promotes both laboratory and office safetyUtilizes current technology to accomplish tasks on projects and to solve routine technical problemsAssist the transition of new technologies into product concepts, prototype design, and commercialization. Minimum Qualifications Functions well in a fast-paced and team oriented R&D environmentAbility to work independently and as part of a teamStrong commitment to quality and attention to detailExcellent communication, technical writing, analytical, and interpersonal skillsDesire and ability to understand the technical approach within the context of the applicationMaster's degree or Bachelor's degree with 3+ years' experience in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Chem or related field. Experience in laboratory researchAbility to support several disparate programs in parallel.Skills:Coatings, Chemistry, Formulators, Polymer, Materials science, Chemical, EngineeringTop Skills Details:Formulator; Adhesives; Ink; Paint, Organic materialsAdditional Skills & Qualifications:Requirements of the position include the following:Hands on position with some lab experience, preferably in synthesis, coating formulation, or similar.BS or MS in , Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry or related disciplineTwo to four years of practical, hands-on experience in coatings design, formulation (waterborne, solvent-borne, epoxies, urethanes, and novel systems), application, and characterizationIdeal experience is organic or polymer synthesis, coating formulation, etc. Excellent oral and written communicationStrong investigative, analytical, and problem solving skillsProficiency with statistical design of experiments and analysis of experimental dataExperience Level:Intermediate Level About Aerotek:We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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