Research Scientist, Johnson Research Group

Massachusetts, United States
16 May 2019
End of advertisement period
16 Jul 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

Department: Chemistry
School Area: Science
Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary
Employment Category: Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

RESEARCH SCIENTIST, Chemistry-Johnson Research Group, to direct the operation of a newly installed high-throughput tool for the formulation and testing of polymer electrolyte materials and coordinate these efforts within the broader context of ongoing research in the Johnson group. The mission of this new facility is to generate large experimental data sets that would otherwise be impossible to obtain, leading to the discovery of new polymer electrolyte materials. Will join an interdisciplinary team of synthetic chemists, electrochemists, and computational materials scientists. Will also play a significant role in deciding the strategic vision and intellectual direction of the project. Duties will include training students and postdocs in using the equipment; overseeing the operations and maintenance of the high throughput tool and glovebox environment; coordinating experiments to be performed on the high-throughput tool; assisting with the process optimization for new materials; participation in assessing facility needs and proposal preparation for new equipment acquisition; handling broader organizational tasks within the Johnson group; and assisting Professor Johnson with group organizational tasks as needed, including grant writing/preparation, manuscript editing, etc.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: Ph.D. in engineering, chemistry, or related field; exceptional organizational, troubleshooting, interpersonal, presentation, problem-solving, and leadership skills; ability to work effectively with a diverse team; an interest in the support and instruction of students, postdoctoral fellows, and other researchers; experience designing experiments on a large scale; familiarity with electrochemical impedance spectroscopy; and experience with polymer processing. Preference will be given to applicants with experience running and managing high-throughput chemistry experimentation. Supervisory/management experience is strongly preferred. Knowledge of lithium ion battery materials and hands-on experience with high throughput equipment is highly desired. Job #17465

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.