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Research Associate - Polymer Chemist

Luna Labs USA LLC
Blacksburg, VA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Job Summary

Luna Labs invents the next generation of technologies to keep the United States safe, enable more renewable energy, and innovate healthcare technologies to detect, prevent, and treat diseases. The 80+ scientists and engineers in our three research groups - Biotech, Materials, and Systems - collaborate daily to offer a tailored, multi-disciplinary approach to today’s complex needs for innovation.

Luna Labs is seeking a creative Polymer Chemist that is eager to apply their background to a diverse set of materials science and engineering applications. The candidate will conduct research in one or more of the following areas: organic/polymer synthesis, coatings development, and adhesive/sealant development, and must be able to work independently using new or established methodology. It is desired that the candidate will have a background in one of these areas and will develop new skills by contributing to technology development, new idea generation, experimental design/execution, and commercialization efforts. The candidate will provide technical support on a variety of currently funded materials programs and will be expected to conduct exploratory research and development toward commercializing existing technologies.

Duties and Major Responsibilities:

Work on a team under the direction of Principal Investigators to execute on technical projects including experimental design, problem solving, data interpretation, and report writing.

Support research and development through literature reviews, experimental design, sourcing of equipment, components, and supplies, and lead

Identify new materials-based technologies to meet significant customer needs.

Collaborate with the internal and external scientific community to maintain a state-of-the-art knowledge to successfully conduct experiments and projects.

Assist the transition of new technologies into product concepts, prototype design, and commercialization.

Communicate well with customers and colleagues through reports, presentations, emails, and phone calls.

Demonstrate and promote laboratory and office safety.

Minimum Qualifications

Functions well in a fast-paced and team oriented R&D environment

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Strong commitment to quality and attention to detail

Excellent communication, technical writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills

Desire and ability to understand the technical approach within the context of the application

Master’s or bachelor’s degree with 3+ years’ experience in Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or related field

Laboratory, research, or industry experience

Due to government contracting regulations, U.S. Citizenship is a firm requirement.

Luna Labs USA LLC

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Blacksburg, VA
24060 USA

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Science

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