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Scope of Position:
Projects involved with:
• Development, implementation, and use of extended, improved and new property characterization capabilities
• Provide theoretical and/or hands-on experimental guidance to established property measurement facilities to assist maintenance of capabilities.
Role within group:
• Function as the technical expert for thermophysical measurements in the analytical laboratory, primarily in areas such as viscometry, viscoelasticity, expansivity, densitometry.
• Member of a department with no direct reports delivering capability and solutions to laboratory team and internal customers – primarily in research and development functions.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
• Setup and/or perform specialized property measurements to meet research and development customer needs, both for one-of-a-kind questions or for long-term needs.
• Support scientists and engineers on their project deliverables through consulting, identifying external characterization resources, and problem solving.
• Define requirements, manage implementation or access, and validate operation of measurement capabilities.
• Work with internal and external technical resources to deliver desired results.
• Communicate project progress to team and customers
• Compile and report results.
Travel Requirements: Minimal
Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40 hours, M-F 8:00-5:00
• PhD in Glass Science, Geosciences, Materials Science or related field, with glass characterization focus preferred
Required Years and Area of Experience: 1-3 years post-doctoral or relevant industry experience
• Desire to work hands-on in property characterization for applied, industrially relevant problems
• Knowledge of inorganic materials and physical properties with a background in silicate glasses preferred
• Experience with glass physical property measurements at elevated temperature
• Systematic, logical thinker; process and detail oriented
• Problem-solving and analytical skills
• Experience in glass viscometry, viscoelasticity, expansivity, densitometry
• Experimental methods development/non-standard methods experience
• Basic familiarity with various sensors (temperature, electromechanical, optical, etc) and electrical and mechanical systems
Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):
• Strong interpersonal skills, able to work effectively in a diverse, matrix organization
• Effective communicator – verbal and written. Strong technical writing skills.
• Independent learner, diligent about learning history and state of the art in work area