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Chemist / Materials Scientist

UES, Inc.
Dayton, Ohio
commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 5, 2021

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Job Type
Full time
Salary Band
$80,000 - $89,999
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UES Inc. has a position available for a Research Scientist to join our team working at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton Ohio. This position will support basic research and development on the Polymers and Responsive Materials Team in the Materials & Manufacturing Directorate. The researcher shall utilize a continuous flow chemistry system to explore novel syntheses and nanomaterial functionalization chemistries in coordination with on-site scientists and external partners. The Research Scientist shall have experience with synthetic chemical techniques (such as reactive intermediate chemistry), nanomaterial synthesis and functionalization chemistry. Familiarity with reaction optimization, small molecule synthesis and/or polymer synthesis is also desirable. Experience with NMR spectroscopy, FT-IR, UV-Vis Spectroscopy as well as other materials characterization and analytical techniques is preferred. This position sits within an interdisciplinary team, as such the ability to communicate effectively across a wide variety of technical disciplines and roles is strongly desired.

Specific topics of interest may include applications in composites, electronic sensors, optoelectronics, or textile integrated electronics.

While not required, experience with (or a desired to learn) continuous flow chemistry (i.e. Vapourtec flow system), AI/ML for materials/chemistry, automation, and experience with some computer languages (i.e. Python) would be viewed positively.



  • Ph.D. in Chemistry or related discipline
  • Experience with nanomaterial and chemical synthesis in a research setting
  • Experience with various types of synthesis and functionalization methods
  • Experience with spectroscopy (NMR, UV-Vis etc.)
  • Experience with continuous flow chemistry systems not required, but must be willing to learn to communicate across the multi-disciplinary team
  • Must work well with internal and external collaborators
  • This position is working within a government facility and requires U.S. Citizenship


Additional Information

UES, Inc. is an innovative science and technology company providing customers with superior research and development expertise since its inception in 1973. Our long-term success is a direct result of a strong commitment to the success of our employees. We look forward to reviewing your application.

UES, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


UES is a research, development, and technology transfer company. UES' capabilities and interests include materials science, metallurgy, processing science, computer science, mathematics, all engineering fields, physics and applied psychology.
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