Research Specialist - X-ray Focus (Maplewood, MN)

  • Company: 3M
  • Location: Maplewood, Minnesota
  • Posted: November 14, 2017
  • Reference ID: R00052622
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Job Description:

3M is seeking a Research Specialist-X-Ray Focus for the Corporate Research Analytical Laboratory (CRAL) located in Maplewood, MN. Here, you go.

Job Summary :
The person hired for the position of Research Specialist-X-Ray Focus will solve problems across 3M as well as develop technology valuable to new differentiated products via expertise in X-ray diffraction/X-ray scattering and structural analysis of materials.

3M is a global, innovative company that succeeds by inventing new materials/process technologies to enable new products and open new markets. 3M has a global Corporate Research Laboratory with capabilities in multiple disciplines: materials, process, analytical and systems. The Corporate Research Analytical Laboratory is seeking a 3M is seeking an expert in X-ray diffraction/X-ray scattering and structural analysis of inorganic materials, products that are composed or utilize inorganic materials, and the processes employed to manufacture them, to support R&D, marketed product development, and manufacturing. We are looking for a talented scientist with both a passion and a vision for creating novel, multidisciplinary approaches to drive 3M growth.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Lead efforts in X-ray scattering testing and analysis including X-ray diffraction, microdiffraction, small angle X-ray scattering, non-ambient X-ray diffraction, and surface scattering techniques to perform crystalline phase identification, evaluate crystallite size, conduct preferred orientation evaluation and quantification, quantify crystalline phase content, identify and quantify phase separation
  • Interpret X-ray scattering data to provide structure/property relationships
  • Lead efforts toward new technology development in test methodology and materials characterization
  • Provide comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to solving problems
  • Report data and research efforts in both written and verbal form

Basic Qualifications:
  • Master's degree or higher in a science or engineering discipline from an accredited university
  • Experience with X-ray scattering and X-ray diffraction

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. degree in Materials Science, Physics or Chemistry related discipline from an accredited university
  • Experience with one or more of the following: X-ray diffraction, X-ray scattering, crystalline phase identification, Rietveld methods for structural analysis and crystalline phase quantification, synchrotron-based X-ray techniques
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong networking skills, superior interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Experience working on a cross functional team
  • Microsoft Office proficient

Location: Maplewood, MN
Travel: May include up to 5%
Relocation: Is authorized

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