Chemist, Materials Scientist or Chemical Engineer
Exponent
Natick, MA

About $100,000 - $130,000 a year

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Exponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm. Our multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, physicians, and regulatory consultants brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve complicated problems facing corporations, insurers, government entities, associations and individuals. Our approximately 1000 staff members work in 26 offices across the United States and abroad. Exponent has over 800 consultants, including more than 500 that have earned a doctorate in their chosen field of specialization.

Exponent's Polymer Science and Materials Chemistry Practice is currently hiring a Scientist/Associate level position for a Chemist, Materials Scientist or Chemical Engineer to join our Natick, MA office. Candidates should have an advanced degree (Ph.D. or equivalent), with some related industrial experience considered a plus. The successful candidate will possess extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of the physical, chemical, and mechanical properties of materials and small molecule additives as well as associated characterization techniques. This position requires some travel and will involve collaboration with scientists and engineers from other Exponent offices and practices. A long-term goal for a successful candidate will be to develop business by obtaining new projects and bringing new clients to the firm.

Responsibilities for this position include:
Inspections, scientific analysis and testing to address the specification and reliability of polymeric materials in a variety of applications ranging from consumer products to medical devices
Analyzing the root cause of a wide variety of failures related to issues arising in development, manufacturing or use of products manufactured for the construction, medical device, consumer electronics, and pharmaceutical industries
Gathering information from and conveying technical conclusions to individuals in engineering, business, law and industry

Qualifications for this position include:
Ph.D. in (Chemistry, Materials Science, or Chemical Engineering)
Experience with sampling techniques and statistical data analysis for GC-MS, LC-MS, GPC, FTIR Spectroscopy, NMR Spectroscopy, DSC, TGA, DMA
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Superior problem-solving abilities
Strong educational and publication credentials
Strong teamwork and leadership skills
To learn more about life at Exponent, check out our Graduate Students page at www.exponent.com/careers/grad-students !

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, Veterans and Disabled Employer.

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