Empower50nurses is looking for a Materials Applications Development Scientist with the scientific, visionary, and leadership skills to brainstorm materials and composites that can be used for the development of wearable material that can be used to PARTIALLY protect against ionizing radiation exposure. The Materials Applications Development Scientist will conduct cutting-edge research on this and provide concrete proof and hopefully has should have the resource to perform testing necessary to complete the project. (Research is first) May have to reverse engineer some existing materials that do this now. The successful candidate will take R&D activities from prototype, patent and then all the way through to a successful commercial products. In addition, the successful candidate should have the skill to collaborate with other team members. I am looking for an individual at the entry staff scientist/engineer level with the vision and talents to take advantage of the unique opportunity for advancing this novel technology.
The person hired will be self-motivated with intentions to develop products from the whiteboard to the R&D apparatus to the factory. Their role will be key to the advancement of a small business where talents, creativity, drive, and expertise are embraced and rewarded. We are seeking a person who is efficient with their time and capable of being an independent productive person within the department. The individual must work well and in particular have a passion for materials development. I am excited to offer this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for collaboration within academia, industry, and within the Company to someone who can achieve these goals.
Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
-Perform research of radiation in healthcare. What types of radiation are employees exposed to, what are the effects, what is the government saying about this.
-Perform research on wearble materials that reduces ionizing radiation exposure by 35-50%. (R&D) Must have knowledge in materials that could be used such as polymer, ceramic and metal matrix composite.
-Create laboratory procedures that are safe to effectively advance towards prototypes and then commercial products and then actually test the materials.
-Conduct surface analysis, interpret data, and communicate effectively to progress rapidly.
-Provide safety operating procedures for all phases of operation of E50N-based materials processes.
-Interact within Company and with outside collaborators to alleviate learning curves and make educated decisions.
-Be able to work independently
Other tasks as assigned.
Education and/or Experience:
Masters or Ph.D. in a science discipline from an accredited university
Minimum of four (4) years of research experience
Ph.D. in Materials Science, Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Metallurgy or relevant from an accredited university
Experience in vacuum systems, scanning electron microscopy, infrared spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, time of flight secondary ion mass spectrometer, electron dispersive spectroscopy, sputter coating, x-ray diffraction, mechanical testing,
Expertise with one or more of a variety of materials, such as thin films, nanoparticles, graphene, carbon nanotubes, polymers, or composites, etc., is desirable.
Strong oral and written communication/presentation skills
Must be able to pick, pinch, or otherwise work with fingers; seize, grasp, hold, turn, or otherwise with hands. Must be able to lift 30 pound objects. Must be able to walk within facility areas, with occasional kneeling, stooping, crouching, and crawling. Must be able to work in both hot and cold conditions. Must be able to sit and work at a computer workstation for extended periods of time. Must be able to identify and distinguish colors, perceive temperatures, and smells. Must be able to distinguish equipment noises, tones, and alarms from background noises.