Team Leader/Senior Scientist- Materials Science

Team Leader/Senior Scientist- Materials Science

Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (RMD, Watertown, MA), provides a dynamic work environment for performing world-class research and development in the fields of radiation detection and imaging, nuclear instrumentation, and non-destructive test equipment. Since its founding in 1974, RMD’s research and development have resulted in breakthrough technologies and products that are utilized in a wide range of scientific fields, from space exploration to particle physics, and from nuclear security and safeguards to clinical diagnoses and environmental research.

 

This position is in the Imaging Technologies and Applications Group at RMD.

 

The mission of the Imaging Technologies and Applications Group is to conceive and develop innovative materials and technologies for radiation detection and imaging for demanding applications in healthcare, the sciences, homeland security and defense. Its efforts have resulted in significant advances in novel high-performance scintillators for imaging applications, ultrafast X-ray imaging systems, thermal and fast neutron imaging systems, and automated inspection systems.

To support our expanding imaging instrumentation research and commercialization efforts, RMD is seeking a Team Leader/Senior Scientist with strong materials background and hands-on expertise in material synthesis using physical vapor deposition methods. The candidate will be responsible for the fabrication of thin and thick films of inorganic scintillators using vacuum deposition techniques, evaluation of their performance using various analytical tools, developing new material compositions and applications, and writing related grant proposals and publications. The candidate will actively interact with a team of physicists, chemists, materials scientists, and engineers and deliver on project obligations. This is a senior level position and prior successful bidding and hands-on experience with various deposition techniques such as thermal evaporation, sputtering, e-beam evaporation, atomic layer deposition, sol gel, etc. is required.

 

Responsibilities include:

 

  • Lead the development of new scintillation materials and contribute towards advancing the current state-of-the-art.
  • Write grant proposals, progress reports, publications, and patents in collaboration with the team. Prior successful bidding experience is a plus.
  • The applicant must be self-motivated and willing to work in a dynamic multicultural team with diverse expertise in science and engineering to ensure the timely and effective completion of R&D project obligations.
  • Manage R&D team of materials scientists and technicians.
  • Responsible for the growth/deposition of thin/thick films of inorganic scintillation materials using various techniques and their analysis.
  • Responsible for the overall operation of the laboratory equipment and their efficient utilization.

Requirements:

 

  • MS or Ph.D. degree in materials science, physics, chemistry, or a related engineering discipline with at least 3 to 5 years of experience.
  • Broad knowledge of materials used for radiation detection and imaging.
  • Hand-on experience with vacuum deposition systems, and techniques such as thermal evaporation, sputtering, e-beam evaporation, atomic layer deposition, sol gel, etc.
  • Experience in working with hygroscopic materials and glove box.
  • Familiarity with materials analysis techniques such as XRD, ICP-MS, EDX, SEM, etc.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Scientific programming competency desirable.
  • Must be willing to travel (5% – 10%).
  • Must be US Citizen or US Permanent Resident.

 

RMD is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.

 

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