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Principal Research Scientist

Apply now Job No: 501015
Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff
Department: Advanced Materials Chemistry - 250470
Pay Grade: R4 - Exempt
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Position Summary:

Are you interested in working for UDRI, a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers? Our Structural Materials division invites qualified applicants to apply for our Principal Research Scientist opening!

This position supports high-level materials science and polymeric materials research conducted in support of Air Force Research Laboratories, and includes nanoparticle research & synthesis as well as detailed characterization of these materials. The position provides deep insight into material chemical structure - property relationships, and establishes the foundations of these materials for potential applications.

Minimum Qualifications:

• B.S. Chemistry or Related Field and 15 years of related experience in materials science, nanoparticle synthesis and characterization OR Ph.D. Chemistry or Related Field and 12 years of related experience in materials science, nanoparticle synthesis and characterization.
• Must be a U.S Citizen.
• Experience supervising students, including Ph.D. student thesis efforts.
• Experience with carbon nanomaterials.
• Experience with metal nanoparticle synthesis and characterization.
• Synthetic Organic Chemistry laboratory skills.
• Familiarity with pyrophoric and energetic materials.
• Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

• Has an active security clearance.
• Experience with IR, UV/Vis, Raman spectroscopy.
• Experience with thermal analysis (TGA, DSC, NMR).
• Proven record of peer reviewed publications and ability to publish results.
• Experience working with socially and culturally diverse communities.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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