LAB Research Chemist/Physicist/Engineer III in Maplewood, MN at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 5/29/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Description: Chemist
  • Development of new coating formulations towards meeting project specifications.
  • Task will involve identification of new coating formulation concepts, fabrication of laboratory-scale test samples (compound, coat, cure), coating property measurements, analysis of resultant data and assessment against specifications.
  • Conduct intellectual property review of proposed materials and formulations, and generate art matrices. Generate invention submissions, where appropriate.
  • Identify new coating formulation which meets specifications 
  Basic Qualifications:
  • An advanced degree Ph.D. or M.S. in Polymer chemistry, Organic chemistry, Material science, or related field.
  • Experience with coating formulations highly desired.
  • Minimum of 1 year of work experience.
Preferred Qualifications: A chemist, or materials scientist is required with the following skills:
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge on material development, synthetic chemistry, separation, and purification skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in formulation and coating fabrication and characterization, including Meyer rod coating, drop-casting, spray coating, spin coating and dip-coating.
  • Familiarity with surface characterization techniques, including contact angle measurement, durability test, and easy cleaning test.
  • Demonstrated experience in adhesion characterization, including peel test, water boiling adhesion test, adhesion under 80% humidity 80oC temperature test, overlap shear test.
  • Familiarity with characterization of coating optical and mechanical properties, including transmission and reflection spectroscopy, low refractive index test, anti-reflection test, durability test
  • Understanding of the theory and mechanism of adhesion on substrates.
  • Experience in conducting routine data analysis and reporting of material test results, including use of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.

Minimal work direction needed, highly skilled and knowledgeable to the position and provides best practicing sharing within work group. Worker to assume responsibilities of performing and guiding approved self-initiated or assigned technical programs leading to innovative applications and extensions of existing and new technologies of major importance to the division/staff organization. Usually reports to a supervisor, manager or a senior technical individual. Duties and responsibilities include establishing and cultivating an extensive network of support (laboratory, manufacturing, engineering, sales and marketing) to facilitate completion of assignments. Actively participating in project planning and documenting experimental data/observations in technical notebooks (or approved electronic files), preparing reports, and making oral presentations. May also be required to provide technical supervision/management of other contingent technical workers. Service may be taxable in some states. 3M holds Direct Pay Permits in the following states: AL, AR, IA, MN, NE, NC, SD, TX, WI and WV. Please do not bill sales tax in these states. 3M will be responsible for paying all sales tax due on taxable purchase orders. 3M also holds an Enterprise Zone exemption in Cordova, Illinois and Tonawanda, New York. Please do not bill tax on purchases orders for these locations. Direct Pay Permit forms can be found at or by calling the 3M Tax Department Helpline at 651/733-4316.

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