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5/17/2019 Materials Scientist/Engineer

Scientific Design Company, Inc., Little Ferry, NJ

Summary of Position: 

Perform materials synthesis, testing, and characterization of ceramic type of metal oxides used as catalyst carrier/support. Understanding of materials science and engineering with strong hands-on experience is necessary. The candidates are expected to be familiar with some commonly used characterization techniques such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM), mercury porosimetry, and elemental analysis. Some knowledge in catalyst synthesis and testing is a plus. Should be a good team play with strong communication skills.

Major Activities and Responsibilities:

• Prepare laboratory formulations for porous ceramic materials used as catalyst carrier/support (40-50%)
• Perform physical, chemical and surface characterization of the materials (20-30%)
• Collaborate with external companies to scale-up the materials developed in the lab (10-20%)
• Contribute to identification, purchasing, and commissioning of new lab equipment
• Purchase and maintain good inventories of chemicals, lab supplies, parts, and etc.
• Responsible for lab safety and general house keeping
• Attend internal and external meetings

Background Requirements: 

• MSc, or BSc with experience, in materials science and engineering or related field such as chemistry and chemical engineering
• Strong hands-on experience with ceramic forming, processing, and sintering techniques/skills preferred
• Profficient with SEM-EDS
• Knowledgeable with materials characterization of physical, chemical and surface properties by using techniques such as mercury porosimetry, mechanical testing equipment, BET, elemental analysis, and etc
 

Candidates should send their resumes to eschreier@scidesign.com.

At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives. With $33 billion in sales, our 93,000 employees connect with customers all around the world.

3M has a long-standing reputation as a company committed to innovation. We provide the freedom to explore and encourage curiosity and creativity. We gain new insight from diverse thinking, and take risks on new ideas.

Here, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.

Job Description:

3M is seeking a Microwave Research Engineer for the Corporate Research Process Laboratory located in Woodbury, MN.  At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.  Here, you go.

Job Summary:

The person hired for the position of Microwave Research Engineer will support the development of precision drying and curing processes for the complete range of 3M products and will require working with multi-disciplinary teams.  The job consists of activities such as providing support in the selection of drying and curing technologies, performing design of experiments, analyzing material properties and reporting of results on bench-top or R&D and manufacturing process line experiments. This position will require the candidate to achieve advanced understanding of a suite of process and materials technologies, gather application requirements and drive successful commercialization campaigns.  This person would have a strong knowledge and creative ability to combine mechanical and materials systems culminating in truly innovative approaches to new products.

For additional information, please visit: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-us/about-3m/research-development/

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.     

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Lead the development of microwave drying/curing technology and apply work to new products and manufacturing processes
  • Developing correlations from materials properties to process parameters to product measurements, thereby creating clear cause and effect understanding
  • Provide drying/curing expertise to support existing manufacturing operations and transfer technology to 3M’s technical community through consulting and teaching
  • Manage the design, fabrication, and procurement of experimental equipment for development and testing
  • Presenting results in a clear and concise manner to a multidisciplinary team and making recommendations with respect to material formulation and/or process modifications
  • Ensuring successful technology scale-up from laboratory to manufacturing and assist with troubleshooting process and product quality issues
  • Characterization and analysis of physical properties of substrates, fluids and dispersion


Basic Qualifications:

Possess a Master's or higher in a science or engineering discipline (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
Combined experience with microwave research in a private, public, government and/or military environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related discipline from an accredited institution
  • Demonstrated understanding of microwave/RF processing and design
  • Understand correlation of material properties in a microwave processing system
  • Materials characterization and metrology
  • Highly motivated, self-starting and creative problem solvers
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated leadership skills
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills are essential
  • Must be able to work well both in multi-disciplinary teams and independently
  • Previous or current 3M Internship, Co-Op or Tech Aide experience
  • Experience with one or more of the following: Python/Perl, Fortran, C, C++, and Matlab
  • Microsoft Office suite experience and ability to write macros in Excel


Location: Woodbury, MN
Travel: May include up to 10% domestic/international
Relocation: Is authorized

4/15/2019 Materials Scientist/Engineer (Internship)

3D Glass Solutions, Albuquerque, NM

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Research and study the structures and chemical properties of various Photo-Sensitive Glass Ceramic (PSGC) materials. Determine ways to improve overall PSGC material properties related to strength, RF performance, manufacturability, and optical performance among others.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Conduct research on the structures and properties of PSGC materials to obtain information that could be used to develop new products or enhance existing ones.
• Prepare reports, manuscripts, proposals, and technical manuals for use by other scientists and requestors, such as sponsors and customers.
• Perform experiments and computer modeling to study the nature, structure, and physical and chemical properties of PSGCs
• Plan laboratory experiments to confirm feasibility of processes and techniques used in the production of materials with special characteristics.
• Determine ways to strengthen or combine materials or develop new materials with new or specific properties for use in a variety of products and applications.
• Devise testing methods to evaluate the effects of various conditions on particular materials.
• Confer with customers to determine how to tailor materials to their needs.
• Knowledge of analytical equipment such as DSC, XRD, SEM and other toolsets for material characterization.
• Recommend materials for reliable performance in various environments.
• Test individual parts and products to ensure that manufacturer and governmental quality and safety standards are met.
• Supervise and monitor production processes to ensure efficient use of equipment, timely changes to specifications, and project completion within time frame and budget.
• Test materials to determine conformance to specifications
• Test material samples for tolerance under tension, compression, and shear to determine the cause of metal failures.

EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY: 

Summer hire internship; possible full employment

BASIC QUALIFICATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & EDUCATION:
• Bachelors or Masters of Science in Materials with Ceramics/Glass emphasis
• Development environment software (e.g. National Instruments, LabVIEW)
• Strong verbal and written communications skills
• Must be highly motivated, self-driven, goal-oriented individual
• Must be authorized to work in the USA SALARY Depends on Experience (DOE) and qualifications

Visit our website to apply: https://www.3dglasssolutions.com/about-us/careers-2/

4/2/2019 Ceramic Engineer Summer Intern

Glidewell Laboratories, Irvine California

Job Description:

Position at Prismatik

We're excited to offer this internship which will provide students an opportunity to work on significant impacting projects. You will interact with all levels of the company and partner with your mentor to complete various projects. Instead of taking food and drink orders, or testing somebody else’s code, you will design and code your own projects and present your work to our technology and business leaders. You will also get to participate in fun activities with other interns such as a canoe outing exploring Newport Beach's bay, eat and mingle at company picnics, exercise at the Glidewell Gym, and participate in many other fun activities.

What You'll Do:

  • Uses Good Documentation Practices to document experimental methods and results.
  • Understands and follows technical instructions and accurately; describes any conditions, successes, or problems resulting from those instructions.
  • Explains technical details and describe complex actions in a simplified manner that can be understood by non-technical workers or a translator.
  • Takes routine data retrieval and analysis to develop a standard methodology for developing the next experimental iteration.
  • Facilitates problem solving teams and delegate tasks to others in the pursuit of a solution.
  • Handles multiple complex tasks and set priorities with multiple internal customers.
  • Works in a team when necessary or be a team leader within functional area.
  • Supports teams with data-based analysis and conclusions.
  • Performs other related duties and projects as business needs require at direction of management.


What You Need:

  • Must be currently enrolled in a Master's or Bachelor's degree program in the Materials Science or Ceramic Engineering field
  • Research experience with ceramics.


Disclaimer: Glidewell Laboratories does not provide housing or flights for interns.

Apply at this site: https://glidewelldental.com/jobs/?p=job%2FoHUJ9fwd

3/30/2019 Active Ceramics Value Stream R&D Graduate Co-op Intern

Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

What Your Job Will Be Like

We are seeking a Graduate Co-op Student for the Active Ceramics Value Stream to support manufacturing process and product development.  The co-op will run from approximately January 2020 to August 2020.  This individual will be actively involved in new manufacturing process development while becoming familiar with the production lines and requirements of the ceramic components.  Candidates must have the ability to learn quickly and handle multiple work assignments. Demonstrated organizational and communications skills are important for success in this position.

About Our Team

Active Ceramics Manufacturing (2568-1) at Sandia National Laboratories manufactures ceramic elements for the Nuclear Security Enterprise. Our production processes range from chemical synthesis of powders, powder processing, billet formation, machining, component assembly, testing, and metrology. We maintain a safe, secure, and environmentally conscious work environment, foster respect for employees, promote open communication, and ensure on-time delivery of quality product. We strive to achieve agility and value-added processes through continuous improvement and the application of Lean Six Sigma.

We would like to invite you to visit our careers site to complete your application.

Directions:
1. Select this link to access our careers site.
https://hrss.sandia.gov/psp/pspr1/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&SiteId=1&FOCUS=Applicant&JobOpeningId=666734&PostingSeq=1
2. Sign In to access your account or if you are not an existing user select the New User link to create one.
3. Review the job description and select the Apply button to begin your application.

3/26/19 Research Scientist

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA

Research Scientist - Materials Science and Engineering

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Science & Engineering
Organization:  Physical and Life Sciences
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 105067
Job Code: Science & Engineering MTS 2 (SES.2) / Science & Engineering MTS 3 (SES.3)
Date Posted: March 22, 2019

Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for a materials scientist to perform a full range of metallurgical analyses, interpret results, and author technical reports.  You will support pit surveillance, manufacturing, and development activities.  This position is in the Chemistry of Nuclear Materials group in the Materials Science Division.

This position will be filled at either the SES.2 or SES.3 level depending on your qualifications.  Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Support the destructive analysis of weapon components, collection and analysis of materials characterization data, and issue technical reports on assessments.
- Serve as a design agency liaison for pit manufacturing activities.
- Gain expertise in NAP-24A quality requirements and Defense Programs Business Process System. 
- Prepare moderately complex to complex written operating procedures, manage measurement and test equipment.
- Become a fissile material handler and perform work in gloveboxes and other contamination enclosures.
- Prepare written analyses, verbal briefings, and other products that capture and communicate results.
- Extensive travel to other National Nuclear Security Administration sites.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition, at the SES.3 Level 
- Conduct advanced research in the area of plutonium materials science or chemistry.
- Serve as the primary technical contact on pit surveillance and manufacturing related issues.

Qualifications
- BS in materials science or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Broad understanding in metallurgy, ceramics, and/or materials characterization.
- Experience performing x-ray diffraction, optical and scanning electron microscopy, thermal analysis, and/or mechanical testing.
- Experience with Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Experience operating computers to collect, analyze, and document scientific results.
- Ability to work independently, as well as a member of a team.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to interact with a diverse set of scientists, engineers, and other technical and administrative staff within a collaborative research and development environment. 
In Addition, at the SES.3 Level
- MS or Ph.D. in Materials Science or related field with significant experience.
- Advanced knowledge of actinide materials and manufacturing processes.
- Significant experience performing materials characterization on actinide samples including contamination control.
Desired Qualifications
- Experience with casting, machining, or welding, and in material properties and characterization techniques as well as extensive knowledge of manufacturing and production processes. 
- Broad experience with radioactive materials and contamination control, and working to stringent conduct of operations in high hazard nuclear facilities
- Understanding of NAP-24A and Defense Program Business Process System, and basic knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing standards.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.  Also, you must have the ability to obtain and maintain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access.

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note:   This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.

 

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Dr. Stephen A. Stout
Deputy Associate Program Director for Nuclear Materials
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
P.O. Box 808, L-359
Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 422-7202 (office)
(925) 344-1821 (mobile)
Stout18@llnl.gov

3/18/19 Research Scientist

Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to call your attention to a new opening for a research scientist in our Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies at LANL.  A brief description of the position is given below.  Ideally, we will fill the opening at the level of an early career scientist, but depending on the qualifications and interest of applicants, the position could be filled as a postdoc or research technologist.  Highly qualified students, postdocs and those more advanced in their career are encouraged to apply.  Please pass along to anyone you feel is potentially interested.  Inquiries about the position should be sent to myself or to Han Htoon (Htoon@lanl.gov).  Thanks for your help.

Best regards,

Steve

Stephen K. Doorn, Ph.D.                                          e-mail:  skdoorn@lanl.gov

Laboratory Fellow voice:  (505)667-2541
Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies             FAX:  (505)665-8067
MPA-CINT, MS-K771                                                    
Los Alamos National Laboratory                              
Los Alamos, NM  87545


 We are seeking an outstanding candidate in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, or related area to conduct world-leading research in defect-driven quantum information science (QIS) as a Quantum Material Integration Research Scientist or research technologist.  The successful candidate will work as a key member of a team in the development of new technology for ‘soft’ chemical implantation of quantum defects into 1D SWCNTs and 2D transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs).  Efforts will include developing covalent functionalization chemistry-based approaches for the creation of sp3 quantum defects in SWCNTs to achieve deterministic placement of covalent quantum defects.  The team will also extend the approach developed for the SWCNTs to TMDs. Candidates accomplished in research of covalent functionalization of SWCNTs  and TMDs, nanomaterial assembly, non-traditional electronic/photonic integration, and defect-driven quantum information science are highly encouraged to apply.   A strong background in scanning probe-based lithography approaches and photo-activated functionalization chemistry is also desirable.  Highly accomplished researchers with no postdoctoral experience will also be considered.

3/14/19 Post-doctoral Position in Computational Heterogeneous Catalysis

Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California

Post-doctoral Position in Computational Heterogeneous Catalysis, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California

SALARY:  $85,700 USD / year

Job Description

A postdoctoral fellowship is available immediately to work under the supervision of Dr. Judit Zádor at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California. We are looking for a creative problem solver with a thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of physical chemistry and experience in scientific computing. The postdoctoral associate will be responsible for developing, testing and applying new methods for large-scale kinetics calculations on coupled gas-phase/metal heterogeneous catalytic systems. The work is in the framework of a Sandia-led Department of Energy funded project, therefore, collaboration in an interdisciplinary multi-institution team is a crucial aspect of the job.

The Post-Doctoral Appointee Program is designed to recruit outstanding Ph.D. applicants to assist a line organization in meeting its mission objectives and to provide a professional technical work environment for the employee. The Ph.D. must have been conferred within five years prior to employment. These assignments are for a one-year period, with the option at management’s discretion to serve no more than five additional one-year assignments.

For more information and to apply, visit www.sandia.gov/careers/students_postdocs/index.html, and search for Job ID 666513 in department 08353. 

Qualifications We Require

A PhD in a relevant discipline (conferred within the past five years).
Candidate must have substantial expertise in an area of heterogeneous catalysis, computational chemistry and in scientific programming. Scientific ability should be demonstrated by a strong publication record coupled with good presentation, writing, and communication skills.

Qualifications We Desire

Knowledge of the theoretical and modeling aspects of gas-phase oxidation chemistry and heterogeneous catalysis is strongly desired. Familiarity and previous experience with atom-centered and plane wave quantum chemistry codes, high-performance computing, and Python are also desired.

About Our Team

The Combustion Chemistry and Diagnostics Department is part of Sandia's Combustion Research Facility (CRF) in Livermore, California, where over 100 scientists, engineers, and technologists conduct basic and applied research to improve our nation's ability to use and control combustion processes efficiently and cleanly. Under the principal sponsorship of the Department of Energy's Office of Basic Energy Sciences, the Combustion Chemistry and Diagnostics Department conducts fundamental experimental, theoretical, and modeling research to develop a foundational understanding of the key chemical processes that underlie the complex mechanisms of combustion. Additional programs investigate the effects of combustion emissions on atmospheric composition and climate. Research areas include chemical dynamics and spectroscopy, theoretical and experimental chemical kinetics, flame chemistry and modeling, and gas-phase and particulate diagnostics development and deployment.

Hiring Manager - Craig Taatjes

Security Clearance

No clearance required.

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted security clearance.

Sandia will conduct a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to the work site. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE-granted security clearance, a pre-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for DOE-granted security clearances must be U.S. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position

EEO

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

Glass Forming Process Analysis Engineer

https://corningjobs.corning.com/job/Corning-Glass-Forming-Process-Analysis-Engineer-NY-14830/535729000/

Date: Mar 6, 2019
Location: Corning, NY, US, 14830
Company: Corning
Requisition Number: 35753

 

Odds are that the email you read this morning traveled over Corning Optical Fiber; the smartphone you used had a Corning cover glass, and the vehicle you drove to work had cleaner emissions because of a Corning catalytic converter substrate.

We are seeking out dedicated engineers who strive to see their work make a difference. If you have a passionate belief in the power of innovation to change the world; if you rate your own success by how many people are touched by your research; and if you are up to the challenge of doing extraordinary science to make real, profitable advanced materials, then Corning is the place for you.

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 built new industries and transformed people's lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to take on tough technology challenges.

Corning's Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering excellence & innovative manufacturing technologies by providing diverse skills to Corning's existing & emerging businesses.

Scope of Position:

This is a technical position where you, the engineer, will be expected to apply rigorous scientific methods and mechanistic understanding to improve glass forming process capabilities for new and existing products, including flat consumer display glass, tubular pharmaceutical packaging glass, and other emerging glass products.

The work requires you to be able to influence across organizational boundaries. You will collaborate with R,D&E to identify important underlying mechanisms and apply the knowledge to manufacturing systems to optimize an existing process, create processes for new products, and recommend equipment changes to achieve new goals.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

Apply principles of solid mechanics, viscoelasticity, heat transfer, and fluid dynamics through analytic or numerical calculations to:

Recommend setups to improve existing process performance by using established models and metrics.

Recommend new product or composition process setups or equipment modifications by using established models and metrics.

Build fundamental understanding for new processes or products that enable sample generation and manufacturing, requiring model and metric development.

Achieve the above by:

Controlling/managing radiative, convective or conductive heat transfer rates to achieve desired product attributes (stress, shape, etc.).

Determining the analysis approach, building and executing simple to complex models, and ensuring the accuracy of the results.

Developing and executing experiments on existing processes to validate models, increase fundamental understanding, and execute process improvements.

Communicate project status and updates to both the project team and to management, including memos, technical reports and verbal presentations.

Required Education:

PhD in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, with some industrial experience (at least co-op or internship) or a MS in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, with 5+ years experience with radiative heat transfer and viscoelastic analysis for industrial applications.

Required Skills:

Advanced knowledge of heat and mass transfer, fluid dynamics, viscoelastic and solid mechanics.

Advanced experience with Matlab, Ansys, Fluent and/or Comsol. Comfortable running math models and conducting hands-on experiments at various Corning facilities.

Technical drive to learn new processes through literature searches and experimental observation to identify relevant physics to study to solve problems.

Desired Skills:

Experience with Thermal Desktop, NoGrid, AutoCAD/Solidworks.

Advanced experience/knowledge with radiation heat transfer.

Familiarity with manufacturing environments.

Knowledge of Corning processes and business systems as well as being passionate about learning new technologies.

Soft Skills

Are you professional, courteous, positive attitude, rigorous and organized?

Will you take initiative and get results?

How are you at growing networks and communicating effectively verbally and in writing to get things done?

Dedication, creativity, self-starter and the passion to build and improve daily - Does this sound like you?

Travel Requirements:

Our expected travel is about 25% annually, with some international trips.

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

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

Apply now 

2/25/19 Research Aerospace Engineer (Airbreathing Propulsion Systems)

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field

1 vacancy in the following location: Cleveland, OH, 1 vacancy

www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/525163100

How to Apply

Before you begin the application process, please read the vacancy announcement carefully and have all required information available. Failure to submit a resume that contains all of the required information may result in loss of consideration. Your application must be received no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.

You may begin the process of submitting your resume by clicking on the 'Apply Online' link. In order to be considered, you must submit a resume completed on the USAJOBS site. When completing your USAJOBS resume, please remember that NASA limits resumes to approximately 32,000 characters including spaces.

NASA does not accept uploaded resumes created outside of the USAJOBS resume builder process. Additionally, NASA does not accept documents attached through the USAJOBS' document attachment feature.

Once you submit your resume to NASA, you will be transferred to a NASA website and asked to complete a short series of NASA-specific questions. Your answers will not be saved unless you finish the entire application. You may edit a previously-submitted application, if the announcement is still open.

If you successfully apply, USAJOBS will show your application status as 'Received'. If your status is 'Unavailable', you have not successfully applied. Do not rely on a USAJOBS email to confirm successful application. Only an email from NASA confirms a successful application.

If you are unable to apply electronically for this position, submit your resume and supplemental questions to:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
4200 Rideout Road
Resume Operations Center/Mailstop: HS50
Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812
DO NOT submit your resume directly to the Center advertising this vacancy. Mailed resumes must be received by the close of business on the closing date of the announcement. Hard copy resumes requirements are provided at:Hard Copy Resume Requirements.

If you are a first time applicant, we recommend that you review NASA's Applicant Guide to ensure that you are providing a complete resume. Failure to submit the supplemental data and a resume that contains all of the required information may result in loss of consideration for positions. All applications must be received no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.

Summary
The position is located in the Advanced Aircraft Projects Office within the Aeronautics Directorate at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. This position is a research/project engineer with responsibility for developing and coordinating material systems research for advanced aircraft and propulsion systems involving flight regimes from subsonic to hypersonic. Duties include research and project management focused on high temperature materials research.

Responsibilities

Conducts research studies that isolate and define unknown conditions, resolve critical problems that have previously prevented advancement of scientific knowledge/theory and require the development of new research methods and techniques.

Manages significant elements or phases of projects related to major agency functions, programs, or projects.

Plans, guides, coordinates, and manages the work of subordinate, secondary, and matrixed resources engaged in accomplishing the missions and functions of the organization.

Serves as a team leader, providing guidance for long-term, nationwide research projects and solving problems that represent critical obstacles to development and progress of scientific mission.

Leads an interdisciplinary team in providing research that enhances scientific and technological basis for quantitative analyses used in furthering scientific research goals.

Serves as a materials systems engineering authority and provides expert technical advice and direction to contractor professionals in areas such as materials systems for advanced aircraft.

Travel Required
25% or less - Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties

Conditions of Employment
Position subject to pre-employment background investigation.

Prefer applicants possess a Secret Clearance granted within the last 6 years. If so, indicate the level of security clearance that you currently possess in your resume.

You must meet qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Position subject to random drug testing.

Position may be subject to random polygraph examinations.

Selectee must complete a financial disclosure statement.

This vacancy is being announced concurrently with announcement GR19C0028.

Qualifications

In addition to meeting the Basic Education Requirements, you must also meet the following qualification requirements:

Have one year of professional, directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service including demonstrated experience in:

* Leading a team conducting in-house and contracted research for the development and application of advanced materials systems including high temperature materials systems.

* Personally conducting, analyzing and reporting the results of experimental programs characterizing advanced materials systems such as the high temperature behavior of ceramic matrix composites.

* Conducting research involving nonmetallic, inorganic materials generally requiring high temperatures for processing such as ceramics, crystalline materials, and glass products.

* Working with electromagnetic properties of advanced temperature materials that are compatible with advanced propulsion systems involving flight regimes from subsonic to hypersonic.

* Managing significant elements or phases of research projects by coordinating cost and schedule while managing the work of subordinate and matrixed resources engaged in the research. 
 

Education
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the Basic Education Requirement

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree with a major in either a) engineering from a college or university that has ABET accredited engineering programs or b) Physical Science, Mathematics, Life Science, Computer Science, Other fields of science.

Degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position.

The degree must have been received in the year of, or any year subsequent to the original date of accreditation. To find out if a school has an ABET accreditation, go to
ABET accredited schools

ABET accreditation requirement applies to foreign education. Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is comparable to the education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S. If selected, a written evaluation of any foreign education must be provided to the Human Resources official making the offer. Please indicate in your resume that you have had your foreign education formally evaluated. Failure to provide this evaluation will result in your being found unqualified for the position.

Job Description

Aleo BME, Inc. is looking for a Research Intern to assist the polymer materials development for medical device applications. The successful candidate is expected to participate in Aleo BME’s R&D activities under the supervision of Research Scientists. The intern will start in March, end in summer. The intern has the potential that leads to a full-time job offer. 

 

The main job responsibilities include:

  • Assist product formulation screening experiments and evaluation methods development· Assist product/material testing, characterization and evaluations
  • Generate traceable and consistent data to support the development of product functions and manufacturing procedures.
  • Write, review and edit test reports and technical documents

 

 Most importantly the successful candidate will be self-motivated, capable of working independently and creatively under general supervision. The ideal candidate will have: 

 

  •  MS or BS in Polymer Science, Chemistry, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a related discipline
  • Hands-on experience in a research or product development laboratory
  • A demonstrated ability to do careful and meticulous experimentation
  • Able to solve technical problems with enthusiasm in a team environment
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Strong self-motivation and a desire to grow by working in a fast-paced, highly-collaborative and multidisciplinary team
  • Experience with ASTM and ISO standards is a plus

 

If you are interested in joining the Aleo BME team, please send your resume to admin@aleobme.com. We look forward to hearing from you.  

2/1/2019 Principal Scientist (Metallurgist or Mechanical Engineer)

Sabreliner Aviation, LLC, Colorado Springs, CO

Principal Scientist (Metallurgist or Mechanical Engineer)

 

  • Extensive experience with material failure analyses (emphasis on metals), scanning electron microscopes, material test frame testing (emphasis on fatigue testing per ASTM E647), and corrosion processes and modeling is required.
  • Knowledge of solid modeling, finite element analysis, Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics crack growth, and data acquisition/control is highly desired.
  • Performs scientific activities and research hand-in-hand with junior USAF Academy faculty and cadets in experimental, theoretical applications-based, modeling-based, and computational investigations.
  • Supervises up to 6 engineers/lab technicians in their support of research projects.
  • Provides application, documentation, and oversight on experimental planning and instrumentation selection.
  • Provides recommendations on the repair and/or lab equipment upgrades and instrumentation.
  • Performs experimental, theoretical, applied and/or computational investigations.
  • Documents research results for technical reports and conference presentations.

REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Doctoral Degree in Metallurgy, Material Science, Metallurgical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or similar field
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Modifies software and hardware in support of researcher data acquisition and instrumentation needs (desired).

Job Type: Full-time

 

Please email cover letter and resume to aarters@sabreliner.com

 

1/28/19 Post-Doctoral Scholar

Penn State, The Advanced Structures Laboratory, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Search: https://psu.jobs/job/84683

POST-DOCTORAL SCHOLAR, PENN STATE:  The Advanced Structures Laboratory, Department of Aerospace Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus invites applications for an appointment as a Postdoctoral Scholar.

The successful applicant will perform research in the interdisciplinary areas of flexible electronics and space systems in the Advanced Structures Laboratory. A Ph.D. in electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, or other relevant fields is required. The successful applicant must have extensive experimental experience in at least one of the following areas: space systems, aerospace electronics, flexible electronics, printed electronics, micro/nano-fabrication, and MEMS.

The successful applicant is expected to work independently on projects identified by Prof. Xin Ning, assist with the preparation of research proposals, and document research results in refereed journal publications. The initial appointment will be for one year with a possibility of renewal for subsequent years depending on performance and funding.

Candidates for consideration must submit a cover letter of interest, CV, and two professional references to include emails and phone numbers. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

More information about the Advanced Structures Laboratory can be found on the lab website: https://sites.psu.edu/ning/

Position: Research Engineer/Research Scientist
Time: Full-Time
Project: Nanostructured Optical Coatings
Listing: 1902
HAMR Industries is searching to fill a full-time research engineer (B.S./M.S.) or research scientist (Ph.D.) position. The successful candidate will work in a collaborative team to provide research and engineering expertise to continue developing our capabilities in optical coatings and metamaterials. A strong candidate will have background in optics and/or metamaterials or significant experience in physics, mathematics, and electromagnetics and experience with simulation tools such as HFSS (or similar) and/or numerical modeling. The candidate will assist in further developing tailored coatings for novel defense and commercial applications and assist in commercialization by providing a strong developmental presence. Our company offers significant room for growth, flexible work scheduling and work location, and a strong collaborative environment which challenges team members to learn new skills and refine their capabilities.

Project Roles and Responsibilities:

•     Development of simulation tools for prediction of optical behavior
            o  Integration of numerical modeling approach
            o  Utilize electromagnetic modeling software to simulate coating behavior

•     Interface with collaborators on co-modeling approaches and experimental validation

General Roles and Responsibilities:

•     Perform in-house project experimentation, testing, simulations, and review

•     Update shared data storage and prepare progress updates

•     Interface with collaborators and partners to maximize project utility, relevance, and performance

•     Attend project meetings

•     Assist writing intermediate and final reports as appropriate

•     Support project scale up and commercialization as appropriate

•     Perform internal R&D to bolster in-house capabilities and expand our reach

•     Contribute to identifying and overseeing experimental and/or computational facility upgrades

Project Roles and Responsibilities:

•     Development of simulation tools for prediction of optical behavior

•     Integration of numerical modeling approach

•     Utilize electromagnetic modeling software to simulate coating behavior

•     Interface with collaborators on co-modeling approaches and experimental validation

Basic Qualifications

•     Bachelor’s degree in material science and engineering, physics, applied mathematics, or other relevant engineering fields (electrical engineering, aero, engineering-science and mechanics, etc.)

•     4+ years of experience developing and integrating numerical and/or simulation approaches

•     Experience managing research and/or engineering projects

•     Expert with Microsoft office suite


Skills and Experience

•     M.S. or Ph.D. in relevant field with research pertinent to optical and/or metamaterial coatings and materials

•     4+ years of experience developing and integrating numerical and/or simulation approaches related to optics, electromagnetics, or metamaterials.

•     Expert in EM modeling approaches, finite elemental analysis, or other relevant modeling and simulation techniques

•     Familiarity with coatings processes and materials for optical coatings

•     Personality and drive to perform in a small business and entrepreneurial environment operating under short project timelines with aggressive goals

•     Strong desire to expand technical base and learn new skills and techniques, both experimental and computational

•     Readiness to publish research in peer reviewed journals and assist in development of intellectual property

•     Effective written and verbal communication skills including presentations, reports, e-mail, etc.

•     Ability to communicate results at all levels from presentations with technical experts to layman’s descriptions to general audiences

•     Willingness to pursue external funding opportunities via proposal preparation, review, submission

ITAR Requirements

•     To adhere to U.S. Government International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a

U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 
1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. 
Learn more about the ITAR here.

HAMR Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with HAMR Industries is governed on 
the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, 
color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual 
orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally 
protected status.

Applicants  wishing  to  view  a  copy  of  HAMR  Industries’  Affirmative  Action  Plan  for  
veterans  and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to 
the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at HR@hamrindustries.com

 

Contact us about this opportunity.

1/24/19 Postdoctoral openings at the Center for Materials Genomics

Duke University (Stefano Curtarolo's group (and collaborators)

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Postdoctoral openings at the Center for Materials Genomics - Duke University (Stefano Curtarolo's group (and collaborators)).

LOCATION: Durham, NC USA.

WEB: materials.duke.edu and aflow.org

 

The "Center of Materials Genomics at Duke University-USA" has several theoretical/computational open postdoctoral positions available in computational materials design. Current openings are in i. autonomous crystal structure prediction, ii. high-throughput electronic/thermodynamic structure of disordered materials, iii. materials informatics iv. search for novel superconductors (in collaboration with E.K.U.

Gross, Halle-Germany and Jerusalem-Israel).

 

REQUIREMENTS

The successful candidates must have

1) Solid understanding of solid state physics, thermodynamics of materials, crystallography/group-theory, and inorganic chemistry.

2) Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

3) Strong programming skills in C++, python, Fortran. Good knowledge of Unix systems (gcc, g++, etc), and use of AFLOW and/or other repositories.

4) Proven experience in VASP, Quantum Espresso, FHI-AIMS, or other ab-initio code.

5) Doctorate in Materials Science, Physics (Materials), Chemistry or related disciplines.

6) Graduate Students near completion of their Ph.D. are welcome to apply.

Potential candidates should send one PDF file named "Lastname_Firstname_DUKE_Genomics-201901.pdf" containing: cover-letter, curriculum vitae and the names/emails/phone of three references to jobs@materials.duke.edu

LOCATION: The location of the position is Durham-NC, USA. Occasional travel to Europe is required. Starting date can be negotiated.

TIMELINES

The search will continue until the positions are filled.

1/22/19 Research Engineer

Resco Products,Inc., Greensboro, NC

POSITION: Research Engineer

LOCATION: Greensboro, NC

REPORTS TO: Director of Research

JOB SUMMARY and KEY OBJECTIVES

Resco Products, a world leader in Refractory production, has an opening for an entry level Research Engineer at its Greensboro, North Carolina facility.   Resco has a centralized research facility that supports seven manufacturing locations in North America producing a broad range of refractory materials.  The focus of this position will be Brick and Fired shapes but will include all classes of refractory products.  This entry level position reports to the research manager and some travel will be required.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES and TASKS

  • Assist in the development of new refractory products
  • Perform testing in the in accordance to Resco and ASTM standards
  • Test and Characterize Refractory raw materials
  • Maintain records of laboratory testing
  • Report results of projects and present the results to Research and company management
  • Work in a safe manner and obey all safety rules
  • Help maintain a clean and safe work environment

THE CURRENT TEAM

The Research team is based in Greensboro, North Carolina conducts product development work for all Resco’s North American operations.  The Research group is part of the Technical Staff Group based in the corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA.  This Position will work closely with Quality, Production, and Sales.

RESOURCE PROFILE

The Research Engineer is a self-motivated individual who is focused on product and process improvement at the facility.  This individual is analytical, organized, and has the ability to communicate with personnel at all levels of the operation. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION and EDUCATION

  • BS in Ceramic Engineering or Materials Engineering
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including Excel and Word.
  • Ability to Manage Multiple Task
  • Limited Travel will be required.  Typically, less than 10% of the time.

Note: The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this document are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of the company.

SALARY or HOURLY WAGE: Salaried position with competitive compensation based on experience.

BENEFITS: As currently provided for Salary/ Non- Union Hourly employees. Includes medical, dental and vision insurance; life & AD&D, short term and long term disability insurance, 401(k) plan and paid holidays and time off.

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: To be determined.

Apply/ Careers

1/22/19 Quality Assurance Engineer

Resco Products, Greensboro, NC

POSITION: Quality Assurance Engineer

LOCATION: Greensboro, NC

REPORTS TO: Plant Quality Assurance Manager

JOB SUMMARY and KEY OBJECTIVES

The QA Engineer is a hands-on technical role reporting to the Quality Assurance Manager.  The Quality Assurance Engineer is responsible to review and analyze data related to raw materials, processes and products.  The Quality Assurance Engineer uses their strong technical capabilities to identify and resolve issues or potential issues at the production facility.  The Quality Assurance Engineer interacts with all areas of the facility to assure that quality expectations are met and provides support for improvement and problem solving efforts at the facility. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES and TASKS

  • Follow all safety regulations.
  • Improve and sustain the Quality Management System
  • Evaluate and recommend changes related to raw materials and formulations
  • Review product and process data to ensure quality standards are met
  • Investigate root cause and determine corrective actions related to customer complaints and nonconformances
  • Perform physical testing of products as necessary.

 

THE CURRENT TEAM

 

The team is represented across all manufacturing locations and the Corporate Office.  This position works closely with Research & Development, Manufacturing, and other Quality Assurance personnel to resolve all quality issues. 

RESOURCE PROFILE

The Quality Assurance Engineer is a self-motivated individual who is focused on product and process improvement at the facility.  This individual is analytical, organized, and has the ability to communicate with personnel at all levels of the operation. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION and EDUCATION

  • BS in Engineering
    • Preference is given to Ceramic Engineering or Materials Science and Engineering
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including Excel and Word.
  • Previous experience with refractories and/or ceramics a plus.
  • Experience with ISO quality systems a plus.

Note: The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this document are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of the company.

SALARY or HOURLY WAGE: Salaried position with competitive compensation based on experience.

BENEFITS: As currently provided for Salary/ Non- Union Hourly employees. Includes medical, dental and vision insurance; life & AD&D, short term and long term disability insurance, 401(k) plan and paid holidays and time off.

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: To be determined.

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1/18/19 Powder Process Engineer - Salt Lake City, UT

Electronic Systems / Harris Corporation

Powder Process Engineer - Salt Lake City, UT

Job ID: ES20182910-28371

Job Description:

Harris Corporation is seeking a Powder Process Engineer to join the powder manufacturing engineering department within the piezoelectric ceramic manufacturing plant in Salt Lake City, UT. The engineer will be responsible for providing support and establishing procedures and process controls to ensure quality cost-effective product.

 Principle Accountabilities:

  • Provides powder formulations to production for all compositions.
  • Reviews Electrical Tests, Processes, Raw Material Evaluation, Powder Lot, and Spray Dry Processing data and initiates corrective action in an expedient manner.
  • Evaluates electrical sample data and releases instruction to production.
  • Evaluates and develops process and procedures consistent with the company’s quality philosophy including the use of statistical process control.
  • Evaluates and initiates new methods, processes, materials and equipment to ensure a competitive position.
  • Actively involved in generating manufacturing operations sheets in conjunction with production manager, materials planner, and other engineering functions.
  • Identifies existing and potential problems and initiates corrective action.
  • Develops and maintains a highly motivated and technically competent workforce with good supervisory skills.
  • Interfaces with other departments in a spirit of cooperation consistent with the overall objectives of the company.

Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Ceramic Engineering, Material Science Engineering, or Chemical Engineering required up to five years of industry experience in ceramic processing, powder formulation, and processing, including broad knowledge of engineering and production practices. 
  • Ability to attain and maintain US Secret Clearance. 

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and communication skills.  

 

Click link to learn more:  Piezoelectric Ceramics | Harris

 

Click to Apply: Powder Process Engineer

 

Check out our Career Opportunities

https://www.harris.com//careers/jobs

 

1/18/19 Metallurgist Position

R.P. McKinley & Associates

This company is looking for current graduate or alumni.
METALLURGIST POSITION
Current opening with a leading Titanium manufacturer, West of Pittsburgh,  near Weirton, WV., for a Metallurgist. 
This position is responsible for various tasks relative to the day-day operations of the Metallurgical portion of the Laboratory, as it pertains to production for the Plant, metallurgical experiments and investigations.
They will take a new graduate or any alumni that may be interested. Will relocate the right person
The will not sponsor any applicants. This is working in the plant, very hands-on position working on the floor, and in the Lab.
This position pays very well, they have the best of benefits, a quarterly bonus program, wonderful growth, No Travel!
If you are interested please call or email.

Thanks,

Debbie Pruchnitzky
R.P. McKinley & Associates
(412)-824-5100
rpmdebbie@verizon.net
www.rpmemployment.com