Free Form Fibers (FFF) is a high performance materials manufacturer located in upstate New York in the city of Saratoga Springs.The company is committed to using its laser-driven chemical vapor deposition technology to bring new and unique fiber materials and related products to the composites and microelectronics industries. FFF was founded as a result of the development of a unique process based on chemical vapor deposition (CVD) to create inorganic High-Performance Fibers (HPFs) and high purity powders for use in a variety of challenging applications. These applications appear in military and aerospace (turbo machinery, rockets, advanced structures), automobile, biomedical, energy, microelectronics and other industries that require advanced materials with exceptional strength, stiffness, heat resistance and/or chemical resistance. FFF provides these high-value raw materials to OEMs and composites fabricators.
As we near our 17th year in business as well as being in the middle of our commercialization phase, we are in the process of adding employees to expand our scope of operations. In support of that initiative, we’re searching for a Laboratory Scientist. This is a ground floor opportunity for career growth as the company expands significantly over the next 3 years. The Laboratory Scientist position is an important and crucial role in the company for achieving success, and the individual taking this position will be challenged in a variety of areas.
Participates in all safety related training sessions.
Participates in fiber analyses that are performed internally or externally (microscopy, chemicalanalysis,x-raydiffractionspectroscopy,transmissionelectronmicroscopy).
Partnersintheestablishmentofaqualityassurancesystem,workingtodeterminenecessary data that needs to be part of Free Form Fibers’ reporting.
Participates in new material development efforts; creates design-of-experiments and executes the plans.
Contributes to writing grant proposals.
Providessupporttoachievesuccessfulgrantawardprograms,intermsofboth research activities as well as program reporting and updates.
Leads efforts to create Standard Operating Procedures for laboratory processes.
Attends conferences and symposia relevant to Free Form Fibers’ business and technical interests.
Supports relationships in the technical communities for Free Form Fibers’ fiber and fiber-relatedproducts.
Participates in Free Form Fibers development efforts, such as computer modeling and softwareprogramming.
Performs additional duties as assigned and works closely with the CEO and the leadership and engineering teams.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a related ?eld.
Experience with sampling techniques and statistical data analysis, particularly with regard to fiber and powder analyses that are performed internally or externally (microscopy, chemical analysis, x-ray diffraction spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy).
Collect, interpret, and/or analyze complex data and information.
Understanding of safe laboratory techniques including laser alignment and compressed gas cylinder change-outs.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong teamwork and leadershipskills.
Ability to identify errors and deficiencies and perform research with limited guidance.
Ability to apply knowledge to job function using pre-established guidelines and instructions.
Free Form Fibers employs advanced laser-driven chemical vapor deposition (LCVD) technology to manufacture high performance ceramic fibers. Free Form Fibers is a privately held company in Saratoga Springs, NY that has developed a process based on LCVD to create inorganic High Performance Fibers (HPFs) and powders for use in a variety of challenging applications. These applications appear in military and aerospace (turbo machinery, rockets, advanced structures), high power semiconductor, automobile, biomedical, energy and other industries that require advanced materials with exceptional strength, stiffness, heat resistance and/or chemical resistance.