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Research Scientist – Chemist/Chemical Engineer/Materials Scientist

UES Inc.
Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton
Closing date
Mar 25, 2023

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Field of specialization
Materials, Polymers
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

UES Inc. has a Research Scientist position available 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 design and synthesize novel organic compounds and covalent adaptable networks (self healing polymers, vitrimers etc). The candidate shall have experience with synthetic chemistry techniques and purification, nanomaterial handling and materials characterization. Experience with NMR spectroscopy, FT-IR, UV-Vis Spectroscopy as well as other materials characterization (DSC, DMA, Tensile Testing) and other 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 coatings, composites, sensors, additive manufacturing and soft-robotics.

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



  • Masters or PhD in Chemistry or a similar discipline 
  • Experience with small molecule and material synthesis in a research setting
  • Experience with spectroscopy (NMR, UV-Vis etc) and thermal/mechanical analysis (DSC, DMA, TMA, rheometer)
  • Experience, or willingness to learn, continuous flow chemistry
  • Must be willing to learn to communicate across the multi-disciplinary team and work well with l 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 is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because of a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state and local laws.

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