Sr. Scientist: Polymer Chemistry

Cambium

Cambium

El Segundo, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2023
  • Design and synthesize compounds that open new opportunities in the high-temperature materials and composites space, particularly for Department of Defense applications.
  • Manage the day-to-day execution of our synthetic chemistry R&D efforts, including writing test plans and work instructions, guiding the work of technicians, and maintaining schedule.
  • Work with colleagues to design monomers and formulations to meet specific property requirements. Understand feedback provided by thermal characterization (Rheometer, DSC, TGA, DMA) and composite fabrication and testing.
  • Oversee and help operate large chemical reactors. Identify and then meet the requirements of typical OSHA, EPA, and local health and safety requirements.
  • Support the manufacturing of high-temperature composite aerospace flight vehicles. Provide input on chemical processes such as curing, cleaning, and adhesive bonding to help support manufacturing.
  • Understand structure/process/property relationships of thermoset polymer resins. Use your expertise and experience to support the creation of processing specifications for hand layup, resin transfer molding, filament winding and automatic tape placement.
  • Provide regular progress reports to senior engineers and leadership.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely key concepts, development status, performance outcomes, and lessons learned to your coworkers, investors, and collaborators.
  • Collaborate across multiple teams including world-class experts in biomaterials, polymer physics, composites, advanced manufacturing methods, aerospace design, and defense products.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to improve proprietary tools and systems.
  • Create and contribute to the product demonstration and engineering teams in a manner consistent with Cambium’s mission and values and the growth of Cambium’s business.