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Accomplished Materials Research Scientist

Company: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laborator
Location: Laurel
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Job Description:


Do you love to invent new materials to tackle unique problems?


Are you searching for meaningful work targeted toward having an impact in the defense and national health fields?


Are you passionate about advancing the latest science and leading a team of outstanding scientists and engineers?


Do you like contributing to innovative solutions in a collaborative environment?


If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.


We are seeking an accomplished materials research scientist to help us develop novel material solutions by tailoring chemistries and structures of material systems to achieve targeted properties. You will apply your strong background of materials science, chemistry, and engineering to generate solutions for the government's challenge problems. With expertise in structure-property-processing relationships, you will develop multi-functional materials, coatings, and films. You will have the opportunity to propose your own research concepts and drive the strategy for the future. For example: As a member of our team, you'll contribute to unique materials research projects with defense and health applications such as materials for extreme environments, soldier protection, new types of paints, advanced batteries, and adhesive research. You will be joining a hardworking team of engineers and scientists that is committed to developing advanced prototypes. Our team is passionate about building advanced prototypes that will define the future of materials. We strive to foster a collaborative environment with world-class expertise that achieves game-changing impact. Our APL team values integrity and innovative ideas that will ensure our nation's preeminence in the 21st century.


As an accomplished materials research scientist...



  • Your primary responsibility will be to perform material research, develop new materials, and characterize their chemical, mechanical, and optical properties of new materials through experimentation.
  • You will perform detailed data analyses to verify synthesis and explain characterization results.
  • You will document and present technical work internally and externally.
  • As a principal investigator, you will lead a team of scientists and engineers by providing technical direction to meet project objectives and build advanced prototypes for government agencies.



    You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...



    • Possess a PhD in Materials Science & Engineering, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, or related field.
    • Have 5 years of experience of creating novel multi-functional materials, material systems, coatings, and fabrication processes and a track record of publications and presentations in this research area.
    • Have high-level experience in experimental work and scale-up of materials and chemistry processes as part of developing solutions to challenging problems.
    • Are willing and able to perform work in a laboratory setting and travel for field testing, sponsor visits, conference attendance, and presentations.
    • Are able to obtain an Interim Secret level security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain a Top Secret level clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.



      You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...



      • Have experience with self-assembly, nano/microparticle synthesis, surface chemistry, biomimetic materials, or coatings.
      • Are familiar with design of experiments (DOE) or similar practices for optimization as well as lab data acquisition and analysis tools, including LabView, MatLab, and JMP.



        Why work at APL?


        The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. With a wide selection of challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. Our employees enjoy generous benefits and healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities atwww.jhuapl.edu/careers.


        APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Keywords: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laborator, Baltimore , Accomplished Materials Research Scientist, Other , Laurel, Maryland

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