The Staff Scientist will independently conduct research projects which are accurately documented and published.
Conduct research on the structures and properties of materials, such as metals, alloys, polymers, and ceramics, to obtain information that could be used to develop new products or enhance existing ones. (25%)
Prepare reports, manuscripts, proposals, application notes and technical manuals for use by other scientists and requestors, such as sponsors and customers. (25%)
Perform experiments and computer modeling to study the nature, structure, and physical and chemical properties of materials, and their responses to applied forces. (15%)
Plan laboratory experiments to confirm feasibility of processes and techniques used in the production of materials with special characteristics. (5%)
Assist in prototype development and testing (20%)
Engage with customers on collaborative projects and advanced training (5%)
Attend conferences to present talks and/or posters, identify trends in the field and generate sales leads (5%)
Extensive knowledge and understanding of the Hysitron product line.
Ability to work with members of management and customers in a professional manner.
Provide expertise when needed to support other company activities, such as sales and customer service
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Understanding of mechanical properties of materials, contact mechanics, and lab experience with advanced instrumentation preferred.
Strong technical aptitude and ability to learn and understand new technology.
Excellent follow through skills.
Technical writing skills
Ph.D. or higher in Materials Science with an emphasis on Nanoindentation or nanomechanics research.