Materials Scientist II

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Job Title: Materials Scientist II
Reports To: Analytical Laboratory Director
Job Status: Full-Time
Department: Analytical Services
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Date: 11/08/21

Summary

Nanoscience Analytical is looking to expand its team by hiring a Materials Scientist. The focus of this role is the preparation and analysis of materials that are specified by Nanoscience Analytical’s customers. As a contract research and analysis laboratory no two projects are alike. The scientist will utilize a suite of available instrumentation for the preparation of nanomaterials, conduct analysis with electron microscopes, and assess surface properties with optical and force tensiometers. Routine interaction with customers and potential customers will require excellent verbal and writing skills, and a friendly, personable demeanor. The ideal candidate for this role will be excited to grow their skill set with Nanoscience Analytical as we expand our laboratory capabilities and offerings.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Prepare samples, conduct experiments, and communicate results to laboratory management
  • Engage with customers to determine analytical needs and communicate experimental outcomes
  • Preparation of written and oral reports summarizing project results
  • Ensure all laboratory equipment is operated properly and kept in good working condition
  • Work with vendors and suppliers to ensure all equipment and materials are operational and workflows are not interrupted
  • Conduct experiments and record results in adherence to quality standards
  • Prepare standard operating procedures for laboratory analysis and equipment operation
  • Serve as an in-house expert and trainer for operation of assigned laboratory equipment
  • Collaborate with laboratory management on project experimental design and management
  • Understanding quality management system guidelines and proper implementation of said guidelines
  • Interact with customers to assess analytical needs and communicate results
  • Responsible for on time and accurate reporting of analysis to customers

Education / Experience / Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Advanced Degree in Chemistry, Physics, or Engineering with a strong background in Materials Science. Minimum requirements:
    • Masters with 4 – 6 years of relevant industry experience
    • PhD with 0 – 3 years of relevant industry experience
  • Familiarity with the preparation and characterization of polymeric nanoparticles and nanofibers utilizing electrospinning techniques
  • Expertise in electron microscopy techniques including SEM, SEM-EDS
  • Experience in surface analysis and characterization
  • Excellent laboratory skills and familiarity with best practices to ensure safety in the workplace
  • Self-motivated with excellent teamwork and collaboration
  • Collaborative, team-oriented personality, and acute attention to detail
  • A desire to own projects and the deliverables with the drive to ensure completion
  • Good verbal communication, organization, presentation, and technical writing skills

Typical Working Conditions

Positions in the laboratory at Nanoscience Analytical may require working in locations or performing activities that, regardless of best efforts, may be described as potentially dangerous. These working conditions may be located in areas of chemical exposure and emitted radiation. Although not typical, the laboratory environments may contain hazardous exposure to fumes, dust, and other toxic substances. It is the responsibility of the employee to understand the hazards, wear proper PPE, and exercise extreme caution while working in such situations. Position may require periods of standing, carrying up to 50 lbs., and walking between labs and equipment.

About Nanoscience Analytical

Nanoscience Analytical is a cutting edge laboratory in Phoenix, Arizona committed to quality, transparency, and partnership. Our passion is science. Our mission is to deliver laboratory solutions to accelerate scientific innovation through various techniques. With a diverse team of experts, supported by a rigorous Quality Management System, Nanoscience Analytical provides valuable data and strives to continuously exceed customer expectations.

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