UR - Sr. Research Scientist - Polymer Focus (Maplewood, MN)
Maplewood , Minnesota
January 10, 2017
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Job Description:

3M is seeking a Sr. Research Scientist (Polymer Focus) for the Corporate Research Materials Lab (CRML) located in Maplewood, MN. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.

Job Summary:
The person hired for the position of Sr. Research Scientist will be responsible for developing and characterizing new polymers as part of on-going development programs.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Conducting synthesis, purification, and processing of polymeric materials.
  • Designing and developing new advanced materials with unique chemical and physical properties.
  • User of appropriate analytical/characterization tools.
  • Performing literature and patent searches, scout for new technologies, and actively identify intellectual property and patentable inventions.
  • Working in a team environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Currently possess or in the final year of Ph.D. in a science or engineering discipline from an accredited university
  • Current cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on 4.0 scale

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Polymer Science, Material Science, or Polymer Chemistry with one or more of the following:
    • Synthesis and/or characterization of polymers
    • Polymer structure property relationship
    • Rheology
    • Polymer morphology and/or miscibility
    • Polymer surfaces and interfaces
    • Adhesion Science
  • Demonstrated scientific excellence as evidenced by publications and presentations
  • Hands on, self-starter orientation
  • Broad interests and willingness to explore new areas
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Location: Maplewood, MN
Travel: May include up to 10% domestic/international
Relocation: Is authorized

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