Silica Materials Scientist
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Job Title: Silica Materials Scientist
Location: Lexington, MA
Duration: 36 Months and 40 hours per week
*Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements to obtain a Security Clearance for access to classified information. An Active Secret Clearance without incident is desired.
We are seeking a senior-level materials scientist with substantial experience in silica fiber preform fabrication, and particular experience in specialty silica fibers. You will be in charge of the operation of a newly established, state-of-the-art, MCVD preform fabrication facility, and work from the outset in the commissioning of the apparatus, and subsequently in the design and implementation of processes to produce state-of-the-art passive and active fibers. Your work will involve a collaboration with scientists and engineers who will provide the desired end-fiber designs, for which you will develop the appropriate MCVD preform fabrication process. Besides the operation of the MCVD system, you will work with a preform analyzer to evaluate the preforms, and with other staff in charge of the fiber drawing process and fiber evaluation to ensure that the produced fibers meet end-user requirements. Initially you will operate the MCVD machine directly, performing machine setup, recipe execution, and preform collapse. But, as processes become further developed, you would train other staff to operate the equipment. Your work is expected, in the long run, to yield fibers that go well beyond present technology in terms of application performance, and provide the Nation with a unique capability to advance silica-fiber technology.
-- The ability to work effectively as part of a team and individually, set priorities, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
-- Must possess strong oral and written communications skills, and must be able to present findings/results to internal and external organizations.
-- PhD in Ceramics, Chemistry or Materials Science with experience in silica-fiber preform technology or an MS with commensurate experience.
-- Hands on glass working capabilities and the ability to trouble shoot MCVD recipes
MS plus 3 years minimum relevant experience, or BS plus 5 years minimum relevant experience
POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. An essential function of this job is physical attendance. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer which includes providing equal employment opportunity for all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges. We have placed hundreds of talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!
The mission is critical and the work is as cutting-edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds - AND THEY ARE HIRING!
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Work as our full-time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.) - OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.
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