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POST DATE 9/14/2016
END DATE 11/30/2016

Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Cambridge, MA

Charles Stark Draper Laboratory
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
Cambridge, MA
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Masters Degree
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Qualifications: M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Chemistry Materials Science or related discipline and 5+ years direct and demonstrated experience in a laboratory/R&D setting. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of nanomaterials and surface chemistry and a demonstrated ability to innovate. Additionally he/she will be a self-starter with excellent oral and written communication skills have the ability to solve complex problems with minimal supervision and be able to interface with all levels of internal management as well as program sponsors and subcontractors. Applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

We are seeking a chemist surface chemist or materials scientist with experience in chemical modification of surfaces and nanomaterials with small molecules DNA and/or biomolecules using primarily solution-phase methods and in the development of stable functionalized nanomaterial formulations. The potential candidate must thrive amidst a multidisciplinary team comprising skills in microfluidics microfabrication instrumentation mechanical and electrical engineering and more. Experience with and the ability to contribute to efforts in these other disciplines is desirable.The position will involve design and execution of orthogonal surface chemistries to functionalize nanomaterials (nanoparticles and nanorods) and nanopatterned substrates. The candidate should be well-versed in surface/nanomaterials characterization techniques (RAMAN FTIR DLS SEM AFM). The candidate will work with a team to assemble functionalized nanomaterials in to novel micro- milli- and macro-scale materials with unique properties. Knowledge of click chemistry or noncovalent interaction chemistries (e.g. biotin/streptavidin double-stranded DNA) is desirable as is experience with fluidic manipulation and detection of micro/nanoscale objects in micro fluidic systems using acoustics (di)electrophoresis magnetics etc. Responsibilities: Design and execute experiments for selective modifications of surfaces Chemical modification of nanomaterials (nanoparticles nanorods) in solution Development and characterization of stable nanomaterial solutions Conduct experiments in fluidic manipulation of functionalized nanomaterials Work as part of a multidisciplinary team to generate novel nanomaterial-based structures

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or protected veteran status. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture.