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Adhesives Scientist
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Locations
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
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Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Research
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience
  • Good verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proven continuous learning potential
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills that are results oriented
  • Adaptable to changing priorities and to working under general supervision in a matrixed organization
  • Ability to build relationships and work effectively with others on cross-functional teams
  • Ability to work independently and be effective with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work from the scientific fundamentals to complex engineered systems
Responsibilities
  • Lead and support teams interacting with material scientists, engineers, vendors to apply and develop technology in the area of adhesion science, chemistry, testing methodologies, characterization and processing methods
  • Strong background and deep expertise in adhesion science, adhesive selection, chemistry, testing and processing
  • Develop/perform adhesion sample preparation, testing methods, data analysis, interpretation, documentation and reporting of results to inform critical business decisions
  • Creative individual with proven problem-solving skills
  • Engage in hands-on laboratory work
  • May provide direction and guidance for lower-level personnel
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned
Desired Qualifications
  • Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, or related technical discipline
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in an applied or research and development setting with an advanced degree, or 7 years work experience with a Bachelor's degree
  • Will consider applicants with more experience and level commensurate with experience
  • Understanding of and experience with a wide variety of adhesives, testing methodologies, chemistry, adhesive selection, characterization, processing and handling
  • Proven independent experience in technical problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Master's, or PhD degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Material Science, or related technical discipline preferred
  • Hands-on adhesive experience in a laboratory environment including experience with:
  • Adhesive selection, knowledge of various adhesive types e.g. epoxy, moisture cure RTV silicones, urethanes, cyanoacrylates, acrylated-urethanes, etc
  • Adhesion test methods including evaluation via peel, lap shear, butt adhesion tests, determining adhesive failure modes, key test factors that influence results
  • Adhesive properties including determining cure (DSC, FTIR), pot life (viscosity), mechanical/thermal properties (DSC, DMA, tensile), hydration, wetting (contact angle), chemical compatibility
  • Adhesive processing and promotion methods including UV/light cure, cleaning, plasma processes for adhesion promotion, primers, mixing components, etc
Trackonomy

201-500 employees

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Benefits
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • FSA & HSA
  • Equity
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k