Research Scientist

Employer
The Coretec Group
Location
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Salary
Competitive and commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Jan 22, 2022
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About The Coretec Group

The Coretec Group, based in Ann Arbor, MI, is a specialty materials company, looking to commercialize a liquid material, cyclohexasilane, Si6H12, for potential use in semiconductors, lithium-ion batteries, quantum dots, and silicon lasers. Benefits of this material include faster processing methods and increased performance in all the applications mentioned.

 

Job Description:

The Coretec Group is seeking a Research Scientist with basic chemical synthesis skills and a specialty with air-sensitive chemistry and associated skill sets. This person should have experience in and mastery of a variety of techniques used in the synthesis and characterization of inorganic nanoparticles and quantum dots. Equally as important is the ability to interact and work with a dynamic, high-performance team of professionals looking to build internal expertise in the synthesis of our products.

 

Responsibilities:

· Working directly with relevant Ann Arbor staff to identify and secure necessary laboratory equipment (including glove box(es) and schlenk lines) from appropriate auctions and local sources

· Setup of such laboratory including placement of equipment, purchasing of supplies, etc.

· Learn relevant synthesis techniques and knowledge directly from Chief Technology Officer

· Optimization and quantification of synthetic techniques of pyrophoric cyclohexasilane using standard air-sensitive techniques

· Implementation and documentation of necessary MSDS and additional safety protocols

· Validation, quantification, and optimization of specific synthetic techniques crucial to The Coretec Group’s business goals.

· Scale-up activities of specific synthetic routes, as fits best with the business’ objectives

 

Qualifications:

· Ph.D. in Chemistry or related fields

· Hands-on experience in synthetic inorganic chemistry

· Experience in handling and synthesizing pyrophoric materials

· Expertise in standard Schlenk line and glovebox techniques

· Experience in the isolation and separation of nanoparticles, ideally sub 10 nm in size

· Experience with physicochemical analysis and characterization techniques such as NMR, FT-IR, UV-Vis, XPS, SEM, XRD, Raman microscopy, etc.

· Ability to work as a skilled experimentalist in experimental design, materials synthesis, and characterization

· Proven record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and/or patents

· Ability to succeed and thrive as an integral part of R&D team in a heterogeneous and multidisciplinary environment

· Proficient verbal and written communication skills; ability to present ideas and data as both published reports and oral presentations

· Ability to write high-quality manuscripts and reports

· Ability to work under and comply with industry best practices and safety standards

 

Preferred Qualifications:

· Experience in the synthesis, characterization, and application of small organic molecules

· Experience with surface chemistry

· Experience managing a chemical lab

 

Location:

This is a full-time position located at The Coretec Group headquarters located in Ann Arbor, MI. Relocation expenses will be considered for the right candidate.

 

Salary:

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

The Coretec Group is an EEO/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to: careers@thecoretecgroup.com.

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