- Master's Degree
- Doctoral Degree
- Product Development
- Microsoft Access
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Powerpoint
The Scientist 1 will support the Product Development team by performing nanocrystal surface modification, development and characterization of formulations and nanocomposites using Pixelligent's proprietary TiO2 nanocrystals technology. The ideal candidate will have previous expertise in synthesis, surface modification, and forming photostable formulation of TiO2 nanocrystals.
Duties & Responsibilities Include:
Research and Development of TiO2 nanocrystal dispersions and formulations.
Surface passivation of TiO2 nanocrystals for reduce photocatalytic activity.
Works closely with an integrated team of scientists, engineers, technicians and operators in a laboratory environment to support product development, research, experimentation, and documentation.
Assists in analyses and preparation of chemical samples to support product manufacturing, certificate of analysis generation, product development, and research projects.
Maintains and revises Standard Operating Procedures.
Communicates in a timely and concise manner with management and other personnel on projects and updates.
Evaluates performance data, using statistical methods when necessary, and communicating it to the internal team.
Operation of equipment such as UV-Vis, viscometer, FTIR, spin coater, UV curing, slot-die coater, ink-jet printer and other scientific equipment, as needed.
Develops a general knowledge or expertise in certain applications to introduce opportunities and expand our business.
Prepares, reports, proposals, process specifications, and technical instructions.
Advise support staff on processes and desired outcomes, trains staff on processes and required procedures;
Supports customer requests.
Maintaining a safe and organized laboratory.
Assists with other projects and tasks as assigned.
MS degree in Chemistry, Materials Science with 2 years relevant work experience, PhD is desirable.
Experience in TiO2 nanomaterial synthesis, surface modification, dispersion, formulations and characterization.
Experience working with polymers and formulations.
Experience working with early stage product development.
Skills & Abilities
Expertise with wet chemistry and standard organic chemistry processes.
Able to work independently with very good organizational skills and attention to detail.
Exhibits good decision-making skills.
Strong communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the company and external customers.
Understanding of materials characterization techniques including UV-Vis, IR, TGA, particle size analysis DMA, DSC and viscometer.
Proficient with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Access.