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Assistant Materials Scientist

Title:  Assistant Materials Scientist Date Posted:  01/22/2013
Division:  Energy Systems Date Re-posted:  
Requisition:  320345 ES Salary:  
Employment Category:  Temporary Pay Cycle:  Monthly
Shift:  8:30 - 5:00 Grade:  RD2
Hours:  40  
Job Description
  Basic Purpose
  Conduct innovative research in developing chemical synthesis of soft magnetic nanoparticles with high aspect ratio for composite magnet applications. Study magnetic properties of nanocomposites. Develop synthetic approaches that enable scale-up chemistry that will lead to a pre-pilot process to produce kilogram quantities of the nanostructured composite magnets.
  Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Considerable knowledge of materials physics and electro-chemical synthesis of nanostructured materials; experimental techniques in characterization of nanoparticle morphology, structure and chemical composition, including TEM, SEM, XRD, EDAX, EELS and other routine spectroscopy analysis instruments and high energy scattering. Considerable knowledge of magnetism and experimental techniques in characterization of magnetic materials. Considerable skill in working interactively and productively in a multidisciplinary environment. Considerable knowledge and skill in evaluating, selecting, and applying standard scientific/ engineering techniques, processes, and criteria and using judgment in making minor adaptations and modifications.
Good skill in devising, performing, and evaluating innovative research. Good skill in working independently on a day-to-day basis. Good skill in working effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary research group. Good skill in exercising independent judgment and defining project objectives and scientific/technical approach. Good skill in oral and written communication, including contributions for the preparation of proposals, presentations, publications, and reports.
  Minimum Education/Experience Requirements
Bachelor's Degree and 5+ years work experience, or Master's Degree and 3+ years work experience, or Doctorate and 0 years or their equivalents

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