Palo Alto, California
FORT COLLINS, Colorado
- BS/BA in materials science, materials engineering, engineering technology, engineering science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, or physics; or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Broad understanding of basic materials science and sample preparation concepts and skills, including sample polishing techniques, optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, macro- and micro hardness testing and grain size measurements.
- Broad experience with preparation of metallographic specimens, including working with chemicals and etchants.
- Experience with optical microscopy techniques.
- Experience with Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Experience operating computers to collect, analyze, and document scientific results.
- Ability to work independently, as well as a member of a team.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to interact with a diverse set of scientists, engineers, and other technical and administrative staff within a collaborative research and development environment.
Additional qualifications at the SES.3 level
- Significant experience in advanced electron microscopy techniques.
- Significant experience in materials characterization, including a theoretical understanding of techniques and limitations of the tools.
- Advanced knowledge in advanced materials science concepts, including phase transformations, dislocations, alloying, crystal structure, and grain boundaries.
Qualifications We Desire
- Experience with scanning electron microscopy techniques, including expertise in operating an SEM.
- Experience in other materials preparation and characterization tools, such as x-ray diffraction, transmission electron microcopy, hardness testing, electropolishing, ion milling, vacuum coating, white-light interferometry, and density measurements.
- Experience with instrument maintenance and design and fabrication of simple fixtures.
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