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Position: Senior R&D Scientist – Thermal management composite materials
Location:
Oceanside, CA
Company:
Nitto Denko Technical Corporation

Nitto Denko Technical Corporation has one immediate opening for a highly motivated and creative Senior R&D Scientist to join our location in Oceanside, CA. This position seeks a material scientist who has broad knowledge and experiences in composite materials related to thermal management materials. You will be part of thermal management team.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Develop and formulate new products in the broad fields of organic, inorganic and hybrid materials with various applications
• Maintain excellent laboratory records, and write reports and research summaries as required
• Interact closely with other scientists to develop comprehensive solutions
• Participate in intellectual property creation

Essential Job Requirements

• Ph.D. Degree in Material Science or related field and > 5 years industrial experience in an R&D setting.
• Strong background and hands-on experience/skills in composite materials such as oxide/polymer, metal/polymer.
• Strong background and hands-on experience/skills of process for composite materials
• Strong background for interaction between inorganic compound and polymer
• Strong background and hands-on experience/skills of surface chemistry of inorganic powders.
• Strong background and hands-on experience/skills of evaluation methods of composite materials
• Fundamental knowledge of heat transfer physics, thermodynamics
• Strong awareness of safety of chemicals and reactions, ability to handle materials that are sensitive to air, light, and moisture.
• Highly motivated and self-driven individual with the ability to work independently, and multi-task under aggressive/tight timeline to support team and corporate objectives

Preferred qualification

• Hands-on experience of chemical synthesis is very plus.
• Proven ability to follow detailed SOPs and perform analytical techniques such as SEM, XRD, FT-IR, TG-DSC, UV-Vis.
• Broad interests and willingness to take on relatively undefined challenges, excellent problem-solving abilities, creativity and ability to work in cross-functional teams.

Office/Lab environment. Lifting up to 20 pounds may be required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use their hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone keypad or to write, as well as talk and hear. They are required to stand, walk or sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to focus.

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