Accomplished Materials Research Scientist
Company: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laborator
Posted on: July 15, 2019
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
If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at
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
- You will perform detailed data analyses to verify synthesis and
explain characterization results.
- You will document and present technical work internally and
- 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
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
- 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
You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...
- Have experience with self-assembly, nano/microparticle
synthesis, surface chemistry, biomimetic materials, or
- 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
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
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