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Research Chemist (Greater LA Area, CA) Malibu

HRL Laboratories

HRL Laboratories Malibu CA United States

2 months ago

Based in Southern California with locations in Malibu, Calabasas and Camarillo; HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art.

General Description...
The Scaled Nanotechnology group at HRL is focused on developing new, multifunctional materials and coatings by controlling nano/micro-scale architecture to tailor properties such as wetting, heat transfer, ice nucleation, surface adhesion, reaction thermodynamics, kinetics, color, and elasticity. We are focused on using scalable processes to rapidly mature technologies from fundamental discovery to commercial products.

Essential Duties
A successful candidate will perform chemical reactions and polymerizations at the benchtop and pilot-scale, working both independently and on a team. Duties will include setting up and performing chemical synthesis reactions (organic, sol-gel, polymer, and chemistry), material processing development to produce functional composites, along with documenting, analyzing, and reporting experimental results to the project manager. This position will involve the operation of analytical tools such as DSC, FTIR, UV-VIS, SEM, and TGA and interpretation of the results. In addition, effective oral and written communication, both one-on-one and within a team environment will be essential, along with an avid willingness to learn. Additional duties may also include maintenance of stocks and supplies, monitoring calibration status of lab instruments, and ensuring overall laboratory upkeep.

Required Skills
Experience with good lab practices (documentation, safety procedures) is essential.
Experience in a wet chemistry lab environment and synthesizing chemical compounds in a research environment is desired.
Experience with the use of computer software for data storage, organization, and analysis is also desired.
Understanding of organic and polymer chemistry and some inorganic chemistry and physics.
Knowledge of chemical analysis, thermal analysis, optical characterization, and basic computer skills (e.g., spreadsheets & word processing). Experience with maintenance of lab equipment is desirable.

Required Education
Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or related field

Physical Requirements
A successful candidate must be able to perform safely in a laboratory environment using materials synthesis and analysis equipment. Candidate is required to have good laboratory practice, ability to document and communicate results, and exercise safe handling of chemicals.

Special Requirements
U.S. Person status required (US citizen or green card). May be required to travel

The base salary range for this full-time position is $60,000 - $101,000 + bonus + benefits.
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This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our Regular/Full Time benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.

HRL Laboratories is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training or promoting, on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, age, U.S. military or protected veteran status, union membership, or political affiliation. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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