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Materials Scientist

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Submillimeter Wave Tech Lab
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and grade/range
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General Summary of Position:

The Submillimeter-Wave Technology Laboratory (STL) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is looking to fill a full-time, benefited position in the areas of materials science and characterization. STL is a vibrant, innovative Laboratory that runs a nationally recognized radar-modeling program supporting government-sponsored electromagnetic signature collection and materials development efforts.

An individual is sought to assist senior technical staff with the design, fabrication, and electromagnetic characterization of millimeter-wave and terahertz dielectrics, reflectors, absorbers, and other specialized structures. The individual will also assist senior staff with the operation of several optical characterization systems (e.g. interferometers and network analyzers) as well as associated electrical and mechanical characterization systems.

Other responsibilities include developing LabVIEW software for analysis of measured materials data, maintaining the functionality of STL's materials fabrication and characterization laboratories, and assisting senior staff in pursuing externally sponsored research activity by exploring new areas synergistic with STL’s mission.

The candidate should be motivated, growth-oriented, and capable of demonstrating their potential as a productive technical staff member. The candidate must be willing to work in small groups to meet team goals as well as operate independently to achieve individual goals. The candidate must be able to prioritize, handle multiple tasks, be self-motivated, and work with limited guidance.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (e.g. electrical, mechanical, materials), science (e.g. physics, optics), or other related field is required.
  • The candidate must be able to obtain a US government security clearance within 3 months from the date of hire and retain the clearance while employed at STL.
  • **Given the nature and responsibilities of the position, only U.S. persons (any individual who is a citizen of the United States, a permanent resident alien of the United States, or a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C.1324b(a)(3)) will be considered for this position.

Additional Considerations:

  • The ideal candidate will have the ability to work effectively with diverse groups as well have solid oral/written communication, interpersonal, and deadline management skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Applicants with an understanding of the fundamental optical properties of dielectric and metallic materials are preferred. Prior materials/optical characterization experience in the infrared, terahertz, or mm-wave frequencies is also preferred, but not necessary.
  • LabVIEW programing skills are desirable

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.   

This position is contingent upon funding. 

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process. 

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