Bruker Corporation

  • Senior Scientist

    Job Locations US-MA-Billerica
    Posted Date 2 months ago(8/30/2019 8:54 AM)
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    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The ideal candidate will possess an academic background in physics, chemistry, or related discipline, with a good knowledge of lab principles and practices. In addition, he or she shall possess strong interdisciplinary skills in pneumatics, thermodynamics, and materials science.


    The candidate should have a fundamental understanding of product development processes and related leadership skills. A background in instrumentation development is essential. He or she will be responsible for coordinating development efforts and application activities within and across project teams.



    • Research and Development experience with analytical instruments
    • Evaluate instrument performance, analyze data, and report test results
    • Help with conceptualizing, designing, and implementing new detection concepts
    • Investigate new innovative approaches to sample collection and introduction
    • Test and evaluate breadboard designs to enhance performance
    • Optimize products for trials and provide technical product support during testing
    • Work closely with other internal groups and external resources to generate new ideas for products and to enhance existing products
    • Provide technical support to Sales, Marketing, Technical Service, and Mfg.
    • Write proposals to government agencies and commercial institutions
    • Theorize ways to increase instrument immunity to environmental contamination
    • Application development for related markets
    • The candidate must be versatile with the ability and willingness to efficiently switch to multiple tasks while keeping focused and organized
    • Other duties may be assigned

    Supervisory Responsibilities:          

    • A team lead role may be assigned




    This individual must be a self-starter with an ability to conceptualize new ideas relating detection of chemical agents and trace explosive residue. This includes, but not limited to sample collection, desorption, transport, ionization, detection, and analysis. As a member of Bruker Detection, the candidate will participate in all aspects of product development and sales related activities.


    This individual shall also possess the hands-on ability to research chemical interactions in the detection system. Using these results he or she will develop new innovative methods to extract and analyze signals from inherently noisy spectrometry data.


    Education and/or Experience:

    • MS or Ph.D. with specialization in Physics or Chemistry or equivalent
    • Five years hands-on experience with the development of instrumentation

    Computer Skills:

    • Standard MS office proficiency
    • Capability to quickly learn new Bruker developed SW programs
    • Simulation packages including SIMION and heat flow modeling is a plus
    • Programming for test and evaluation is a plus
    • Proficiency in CAD packages is a Plus

    Other Skills and Abilities:            

    • Familiarity with Ion Mobility Spectrometry and Mass Spectrometry helpful
    • GC experience helpful
    • A minimum of five years’ experience with instrumentation similar to IMS or MS
    • General chemical lab expertise 

    Other Qualifications:

    • US citizenship required. The ability to obtain and retain a US security clearance is a must.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Must be a team player with good people skills and leadership skills
    • Good organizational skills being able to multitask on multiple projects


    • Office and R&D lab environment
    • Some travel required


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