Research Specialist

Date posted:
Friday, February 2, 2018
3M Corporate Research Analytical Laboratory
Maplewood, MN

Job Description
3M is seeking a Research Specialist — X-Ray Focus for the Corporate Research Analytical Laboratory (CRAL) located in Maplewood, MN.
Job Summary:
The person hired for the position of Research Specialist — X-Ray Focus will solve problems across 3M as well as develop technology valuable to new differentiated products via expertise in X-ray diffraction/X-ray scattering and structural analysis of materials. 3M is a global, innovative company that succeeds by inventing new materials/process technologies to enable new products and open new markets. 3M has a global Corporate Research Laboratory with capabilities in multiple disciplines: materials, process, analytical and systems. The Corporate Research Analytical Laboratory is seeking a 3M is seeking an expert in X-ray diffraction/X-ray scattering and structural analysis of inorganic materials, products that are composed or utilize inorganic materials, and the processes employed to manufacture them, to support R&D, marketed product development, and manufacturing. We are looking for a talented scientist with both a passion and a vision for creating novel, multidisciplinary approaches to drive 3M growth.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
o Lead efforts in X-ray scattering testing and analysis including X-ray diffraction, microdiffraction, small angle X-ray scattering, non-ambient X-ray diffraction, and surface scattering techniques to perform crystalline phase identification, evaluate crystallite size, conduct preferred orientation evaluation and quantification, quantify crystalline phase content, identify and quantify phase separation
o Interpret X-ray scattering data to provide structure/property relationships
o Lead efforts toward new technology development in test methodology and materials characterization
o Provide comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to solving problems
o Report data and research efforts in both written and verbal form
Basic Qualifications:
o Master’s degree or higher in a science or engineering discipline from an accredited university
o Minimum of three (3) years of X-ray scattering and X-ray diffraction testing experience

Preferred Qualifications:
o Ph.D. degree in Materials Science, Physical or Analytical Chemistry, Ceramics or related discipline from an accredited university
o Experience with one or more of the following: X-ray diffraction, X-ray scattering, crystalline phase identification, Rietveld methods for structural analysis and crystalline phase quantification, synchrotron-based X-ray techniques
o Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong networking skills, superior interpersonal and leadership skills
o Experience working on a cross functional team
o Microsoft Office proficient
Location: Maplewood, MN
Travel: May include up to 5% domestic/international
Relocation: Is authorized

Responsibilities of this position may include direct and/or indirect physical or logical access to information, systems, technologies subjected to the regulations/compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws.
U.S. Export Control laws and U.S. Government Department of Defense contracts and sub-contracts impose certain restrictions on companies and their ability to share export-controlled and other technology and services with certain "non-U.S. persons" (persons who are not U.S. citizens or nationals, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., refugees, "Temporary Residents" (granted Amnesty or Special Agricultural Worker provisions), or persons granted asylum (but excluding persons in nonimmigrant status such as H-1B, L-1, F-1, etc.) or non-U.S. citizens.
To comply with these laws, and in conjunction with the review of candidates for those positions within 3M that may present access to export controlled technical data, 3M must assess employees' U.S. person status, as well as citizenship(s).
The questions asked in this application are intended to assess this and will be used for evaluation purposes only. Failure to provide the necessary information in this regard will result in our inability to consider you further for this particular position. The decision whether or not to file or pursue an export license application is at 3M Company's sole election.

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