Materials Scientist Job Description

Materials Scientist Job Description

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Materials scientist provides expertise to support with polymer solutions, polymer fabrication techniques and the application of polymers in membranes for Johnson Matthey’s high-profile energy businesses in Fuel Cells, Green Hydrogen and Battery Materials.

Materials Scientist Duties & Responsibilities

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Participate in partnered relationships and projects
Polymer materials science and engineering applied in HV battery components
Cell-Pack hardware compatibility – systems studies and DV
Advanced battery pack & cell design, materials selection and testing, with detailed evaluation.�
Large format lithium ion cell design development and qualification
Automotive battery pack reliability analysis, including design and process failure mode and effects analysis
XEV* battery system and electrified vehicle operations
Materials selection and evaluation of battery pack components, including electrode, electrolyte and separator materials
Work independently to coordinate analytical qualification testing of new raw materials and ensure completion with the final permanent specification
Conduct routine testing for raw material using compendia and in-house methods using HPLC, GC and wet chemistry techniques like IR, Karl Fischer, pH, UV-Vis, Viscosity

Materials Scientist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Materials Scientist

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Education for Materials Scientist

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Employers hiring for the materials scientist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Science, Chemistry, Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Technical, Education, Physics, Biochemistry, Biology, Mechanical Engineering

Skills for Materials Scientist

Desired skills for materials scientist include:

Composites
Phase equilibria
Physical and chemical principles underlying materials properties
Thermodynamics
Ceramics
Experimental techniques and methodologies associated with these areas
Glasses
Multiscale modeling and atomistic simulations
Polymer/polymer interactions in other heterophase systems
Raw materials and supply chain

Desired experience for materials scientist includes:

Experience in the cosmetics, personal care, or related industry
Ability to interact strongly with an international team
Multi-lingual skills desirable
MS in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Biomedical Engineering, or similar with 5-10 year product development experience or PhD in same fields with 2-5 year experience
In depth experience in MEMS and microfluidic devices development for medical applications, especially in devices for skin and/or beauty applications with experience in designing and executing prototypes
Understanding of cutting edge scientific tools, technologies and devices

Materials Scientist Examples

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Materials Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a materials scientist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for materials scientist
  • Raw Material Release for pilot and cGMP Batches for all three J&J internal sites (LAP, Lititz and Skillman)
  • Document raw data in laboratory notebook as per applicable cGMP requirements and SOPs
  • Review and authorize laboratory notebooks and LIMS data
  • Compile analytical qualification report upon completion of raw material qualification
  • Provide raw material analytical support across the region for global project
  • Resolve issues with raw materials/products and processes
  • Prepare technical protocols, reports, and memos
  • Participate in multi-functional teams to investigate problems, implement resolution, and develop optimized processes
  • Support analytical investigations for raw material testing at various sites
  • Familiarity with lab software
Qualifications for materials scientist
  • Ability to search and identify relevant scientific information
  • Experience with project management in a start-up-like environment
  • Experience working with Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial mindset with a focus on accelerating innovation to the market
  • MS or higher degree in Materials Science or related fields with a specialty in one of the areas listed above
  • Experience of 2+ years in energy storage technology required
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Materials Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a materials scientist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for materials scientist
  • Communicate testing status and perform assigned analytical activities to support on-going projects
  • B.S with 0-3 years of professional experience required and/or M.S with 0-2 years of professional experience required
  • Experience in formulation or manufacturing of consumer/pharmaceutical products is highly preferred
  • Experience with consumer products, such as skin care, skin cleansers, hair care, oral care, baby care and/or deodorant products is highly preferred
  • MS Office (Word and Excel) proficiency and solid presentation skills are required
  • Experience working with raw material suppliers or raw material manufacturing and testing is preferred
  • Support life cycle management of materials used in the clinical and commercial supply chain including technical assessment of supplier-initiated and CMO-initiated changes
  • Manage and improve Material Qualification process in close collaboration with partners in procurement, quality and technical operations
  • Develop raw material specifications, , cell culture media, chromatography resins, excipients and adjuvants
  • Review and implement industry and regulatory requirements for raw materials, , ICH guidance
Qualifications for materials scientist
  • Design and implement risk assessments for raw materials with suppliers and support internal efforts for identification and control of Critical Material Attributes
  • Support enhanced characterization and data analysis, , latent variable statistical models
  • In close collaboration with API and DP technical teams, formulate characterization plans to advance understanding of raw materials in manufacturing processes and formulations including, design, execution and/or lead designed experiments in support of raw material qualification
  • Ensure the proper and timely preparation of technical reports
  • Demonstrated leadership in providing technical and scientific integration of activities and delivering information across multifunctional groups and sites including external suppliers and CMOs is required
  • Demonstrated competency and experience in development and management of raw materials specifications including compendia testing is preferred
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Materials Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of materials scientist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for materials scientist
  • Direct the operate, optimize, and maintenance of the zoneplate-based soft-x-ray microscopy beamline and instrument at a synchrotron light source
  • Maintain a high profile scientific research program, preferably in magnetic materials, leveraging the capabilities of a soft-x-ray microscope and including theory, modeling, and data-analysis components
  • Manage an external general user program with high scientific productivity
  • Develop international collaborations in the field of soft-x-ray microscopy and applications
  • Develop and maintain external funding sources sufficient to support a vibrant scientific program including key instrumentation
  • Coordinate, complete and evaluate testing within AMTEL facilities
  • Coordinate software upgrade and installation, by assessing the revisions to the software developing and communicating a schedule for deployment
  • Conduct experimental laboratory work with a variety of transport measurement systems such as a low temperature probe station, atomic force microscope and in-situ TEM
  • Interprete and model large data sets
  • Think and work independently and conduct research in a highly interdisciplinary environment of materials scientists, physicists, and chemists
Qualifications for materials scientist
  • This position will be based in Malvern, PA, US and may require up to 15% international and domestic travelR&D
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with GMP a must
  • Assay development experience
  • Master’s Degree with six plus (6+) years’ experience in Pharmaceutics, Chemistry or related scientific discipline or Bachelor’s Degree with ten plus (10+) years’ experience in Engineering or related field or equivalent experience in a related field
  • May require an ability to push, pull, lift and carry objects up to 50lbs
  • May require ability to wear a Respirator
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Materials Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of materials scientist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for materials scientist
  • Perform physical and chemical testing on raw materials, in-process and finished product samples
  • Prepare documents for regulatory filings (ANDA, NDA, ANDS) and internal company use
  • Evaluate new technologies to replace existing raw materials and those that are discontinued or disqualified due to quality issues
  • Supports operation of scientific systems and documents any problems
  • Devises new approaches to resolve unusual or complex scientific problems
  • Provides documentation and makes technical presentations as required, and may assist in responding to proposals for new or the expansion of existing business opportunities
  • May develop and/or perform computational modeling of scientific phenomena
  • Operate and maintain the Materials Engineering R&D chemical analysis laboratory equipment used to characterize non-metallic materials for both oxygen and non-oxygen service
  • Work independently to complete routine analytical activities for the chemical and thermal property evaluation of non-metallic materials
  • Support commercialization programs led within R&D
Qualifications for materials scientist
  • Master’s Degree with three plus (3+) years’ experience in Pharmaceutics/Chemistry or related scientific discipline or Bachelor’s Degree with seven plus (7+) years’ experience in Engineering or related scientific discipline or equivalent experience in related field
  • Supplemental technical courses in area of expertise
  • Ability to operate laboratory equipment and systems with independence
  • Ability to draft technical reports
  • Concise and accurate reporting of technical data and interpretation thereof
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of applicable regulations
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Materials Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a materials scientist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for materials scientist
  • Design laboratory studies to evaluate reinforcement technologies and interpret the results based on the underlying properties of the materials being studied
  • Effective communication and collaboration with design teams, suppliers, procurement and manufacturing to ensure successful development and technology transfer
  • Leads the engineering work related to strategic technical projects and programs that make use of proprietary technology
  • Leads the design and development of processess related to commercialization and manufacturing of products incorporating new technologies
  • Provides expertise and technical guidance in the area of food engineering and processing to Product Development Scientists to Manufacturing/Supply Chain Engineers
  • Supports new product commercialization and problem solving in manufacturing
  • Manages IP for all current projects
  • Provides technical direction to and/or may supervise junior level Scientists and Engineers
  • Presents strategies, progress and products to senior management
  • Synthesis of cutting-edge high energy lithium ion battery materials
Qualifications for materials scientist
  • PhD in Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Material Science, Physics, or a related scientific field
  • 7+ years’ industrial experience in developing polymer chemistry or organic chemistry reactions as applied to materials
  • Modified surfaces (could include particles) with adhesion layers, salinization, metallic surface functionalization and techniques to analyze modified surfaces
  • Demonstrated experience solving challenging, interdisciplinary research/development problems at the interface of optics, biology, chemistry and materials science
  • Explored different material deposition techniques including but not limited to spray coating, spin coating, vapor deposition
  • Familiar with characterization of materials using techniques such as ellipsometry, DSC, TGA, FTIR, Raman, SEM, TEM, XPS, TOF-SIMS, AFM, and chromatographic techniques such as GC-MS and HPLC

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