Carbon Science Center of Excellence – Materials Scientist I and II

Date posted:
Monday, November 6, 2017
Morgan Advanced Materials
State College, Pennsylvania

Morgan Advanced Materials, a world leader in advanced materials development and production, is establishing a cutting‐edge Carbon Science Center of Excellence at the Innovation Park at Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus in State College, PA. The new Center of Excellence will be a world‐class research facility to drive global developments in the field of carbon research, and develop new, differentiated materials and material technologies related to Carbon and tribology. The Center of Excellence will take the lead in innovating new formulations and processes, serve as a hub for academic collaboration with Penn State and other key university faculties worldwide, and act as a focal point for R&D with raw material suppliers. This partnership with Penn State will enable significant progress in the development of carbon materials for a range of sectors and applications, and the long‐term goal of the center is to support Morgan’s mission to deliver world‐class materials science solutions that meet the engineering challenges of customers worldwide, safely and efficiently.
Carbon Science Center of Excellence – Materials Scientist I and II
The Carbon Science Center of Excellence (CoE) seeks candidates to fill Materials Scientist I and II positions, whose primary task is to understand and communicate the fundamental materials science that drives product performance and delivers value and differentiation to our customers. These positions will be focused on developing new technologies in the laboratory with scale-up to the pilot-scale, and may involve development work at manufacturing sites on occasion. The position is based in the CoE at State College, Pennsylvania. Performance objectives of the roles will include:
• Ensure and promote the Morgan thinkSAFE values and program through daily activities;
• To design, organize and carry out material production and processing trials at laboratory, pilot and production scales, using Design of Experiments and other statistically rigorous techniques.
• Organize, plan and oversee the day-to-day activities of laboratory and pilot plant technicians.
• To measure material properties, record, collate and interpret experimental data correctly. Where necessary to develop new or improved testing methods.
• To apply existing knowledge of materials and processes so as to maximise benefits to the business through increased sales revenue and lower operating costs.
• To develop quicker and more efficient routes and processes for materials development.
• To identify, quantify and communicate improvement opportunities relating to materials science and manufacture.
• Investigate and resolve technical issues that may arise in the manufacturing process or products.
• Deliver materials science and knowhow that can be scaled through Morgan’s facilities around the globe.
• Actively carry out technical tasks within an agreed work stream within the COE.
• Work with the Work Stream Leader to ensure all pertinent technical and project information is available to enable efficient management of developing technologies.
• Be a key contributor to the relevant Technology Roadmaps for the Carbon businesses.
• Generate new intellectual property that can protect Morgan’s investment and technology position.
Education and Experience
• A Ph.D. or Master’s Degree in Carbon or Materials Science or related discipline is
required (Materials Scientist I)
• A Ph.D., Master’s Degree in Carbon or Materials Science or related discipline is
required, or a Bachelor’s Degree with research and development experience; (Materials
Scientist II)
• Have a demonstrated record of academic achievement, including publications and original
• Desirable: have worked in a production environment with a demonstrated record of
• Have led and worked on next generation materials science and processing in a multi-disciplinary
team environment; (Materials Scientist I)
• Have managed the day-to-day work activities of laboratory technician (Materials Scientist I)
• Educated to degree level or equivalent in science related field.
• Good understanding of materials science/engineering theory.
• Able to apply scientific reasoning to complex industrial situations. Can understand and analyze
complex data. Is able to spot flaws and trends and work around these.
• An innovative and logical thinker.
• Energetic, enthusiastic, flexible and adaptable.
• Willing to offer a ‘hands on’ approach.
• Significant experience in at least one volume manufacturing technique employed in the materials
industries (Materials Scientist I)
• Able to prioritise work according to business need.
• Able to work within multidisciplinary work streams.
• Is able to work within a structured, procedure-based work safety program, placing the highest
priority on safety for self and co-workers.
• Able to plan and oversee the day-to-day activities of laboratory technicians.
• A self- motivated and proactive individual
• Works effectively with people beyond their educational / age / background peer group
• Able to work as part of a team
• Persistent, energetic & enthusiastic and adaptable to achieve objectives
• Pursues continuous improvement, both in the workplace and in their own skills & knowledge
• Customer and supplier focused
• Encourages and develops others to achieve personal and team objectives
Compensation includes a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package. To learn more
about our company, visit our website at
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