Chemist/Materials Scientist Coating Technology & Formulation
December 1, 2011 5:47 PM

This position is based in San Jose, California.

We are looking for candidates with deep materials synthesis and characterization experience. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fully funded venture backed clean-tech & alternative energy startup. It is a challenging, full time position for a self-driven individual.

Your job will be the design and development of processes for the manufacture of nano-structured coatings using sol-gel chemistry in an industrial R&D environment. You will synthesize coatings, characterize their microstructure and properties then scale-up the processes for manufacture. You will work in a cross-functional team environment including equipment engineers, product engineers and lab technicians. This is a typical startup, you should be willing and able to work hard with limited resources as part of a tight-knit group and be flexible and accommodating to changing priorities and circumstances.

• Select and develop materials and equipment for the coating process to meet quality, reliability, yield and manufacturability requirements.
• Define and document processes, procedures, and equipment configurations for our custom coating equipment.
• Plan and conduct experiments to fully characterize the process and product throughout the development cycle.
• Travel as needed.


A Ph.D. in Science and/or Engineering discipline such as Chemistry, Materials Science & Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Physics is required. At the time of appointment, the candidate must hold appropriate employment authorization to work in US.

Additional qualifications include: Knowledge of surface characterization tools and techniques, Statistical Process Control (SPC), Design of Experiments (DOE) principles, excellent written and verbal communication skills. Good equipment skills with some experience in maintaining equipment. Prior experience in sol-gel and/or coatings synthesis is required.

payscale: $90,000 ~ $140,000
job type: full-time
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