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Polymer Scientist - Textiles ID

Natick, MA, United States

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Nov 03,2019

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Polymer Scientist - Textiles ID 3855 Location Natick, MAnPractice/Center Polymer Science and Materials Chemistry Apply NownExponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm. Ournmultidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, physicians, andnregulatory consultants brings together more than 90 differentndisciplines to solve complicated problems facing corporations,ninsurers, government entities, associations and individuals. Ournapproximately 1000 staff members work in 26 offices across the UnitednStates and abroad. Exponent has over 800 consultants, including morenthan 500 that have earned a doctorate in their chosen field ofnspecialization.nExponent's Polymer Science and Materials Chemistry Practice isncurrently seeking a Scientist/Associate or Senior Scientist/Associatento join our consulting staff in our Natick, MA office. Candidatesnshould have an advanced degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) with some relatednexperience. This position requires some travel and will involvencollaboration with scientists and engineers from other Exponentnoffices. A long-term goal for a successful candidate will be tondevelop business by obtaining new projects and bringing new clients tonthe firm.nnResponsibilities for this position include:n* Inspecting and providing scientific analysis and testing tonnaddress polymer and chemistry related issues associated withnapplications that include consumer products, industrial productsnnand processes, pharmaceuticals and medical devicesn* Supporting clients directly in product development and/or failurennanalysis matters, encompassing a wide variety of possible clientnnissuesn* Developing an understanding of the use and performancenncharacteristics of manufactured products as it relates to clientnnissuesn* Gathering and assimilating the appropriate information to conveynntechnical conclusions to clients that are in science andnengineering, business, law and industrynnQualifications for this position include:n* Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Materials Science, Chemistry, PolymernnChemistry, Polymer Science, Fiber Sciencen* A strong theoretical and practical knowledge of polymer materialsnnand characterization techniquesn* Experience with sampling techniques and data analysis for chemicalnnand physical testing of materials including thermal analysis,nFourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy andnnoptical/electron/confocal microscopy and related techniquesn* Experience in textiles (i.e., polymer fibers, fabrics, andnncoatings) is a plusn* Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrationsnnof written communication skills in addition to researchnnpublications are a plusn* Superior problem-solving abilitiesn* Strong educational and publication credentialsn* Strong teamwork and leadership skillsn* Practical testing and applications understanding in annmanufacturing or R&D environment is a plusn* Polymer formulation, compounding, dispensing, and/or moldingnnexperience is a plusn* Typical polymer materials analysis: tensile and elongation,nnrheology, thermal analysis, etc. is a plusnTo learn more about life at Exponent, check out our Graduate Studentsnpage at ************************************** !nWe are an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, Veteransnand Disabled Employer.,

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