Polymer Scientist / Proposal Writer / Group Leader

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NanoSonic, Inc.
Pembroke, VA, VA, United States

Phone: 540-626-6266
Web Site: www.nanosonic.com

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Polymer Scientist / Proposal Writer / Group Leader


Pembroke, VA, VA 


$100,000 - $200,000

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Job Description:

Polymer Scientist / Proposal Writer / Group Leader
We are a growing high-tech materials company based in Southwestern Virginia that offers its employees an exciting research, development and manufacturing environment, opportunities to grow, and excellent benefits.
The Company: NanoSonic is a stable 23-year old materials company involved in state-of-the-art materials development. We are known for the great care we take with customers and employees.
  • Our advanced polymer and composite materials have won multiple national research and product awards.
  • We believe in advancing our technology while supporting our technical staff.
The Position: We are looking for a polymer science chemist or chemical engineer with synthesis aptitude, the ability to analyze materials using a variety of characterization equipment, and the capability to write concise technical reports describing experimental results. This position also entails writing proposals, traveling to meet customers and partners, and directing/managing group members to complete tasks. The position works closely with other Group Leaders and reports to the CEO.
  • We offer competitive base salaries, generous bonuses based on performance, and annual merit-based pay increases. 
  • We also offer platinum-level healthcare coverage including medical, dental and vision, life insurance, a Simple IRA retirement savings plan, paid holidays, and liberal vacation time.
  • Ph.D. in chemistry or chemical engineering at a minimum. Polymer Science background is preferred.
  • Good laboratory and writing (technical and proposal) skills.
  • Some industrial experience with manufacturing equipment such as large-scale reactors, extruders, injection molders, filament winders or similar systems preferred.
  • Applicants must be US citizens to participate in many of NanoSonic’s programs.
  • Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive a religious or medical waiver as NanoSonic is subject to Executive Order 14042. 
Specific Areas of Interest:
  • Polymer nanocomposites; nanostructured materials and surfaces; polymer morphology and structure-property relationships; surface and interface phenomena in polymers
  • Additive manufacturing, composite processing, smart materials, advanced materials, structural composites, multifunctional coatings
  • Nanomaterial dispersion and characterization, manufacturing process development, novel nanocomposite characterization techniques, transport at polymer / particle interfaces and in multi-phase systems
  • Direct and perform chemistry laboratory procedures.
  • Fabricate material samples for analysis.
  • Work with multiple chemists and scientists on a variety of different projects.
  • Take concise and detailed laboratory notes based on experiments performed.
  • Write reports describing laboratory procedures followed and results obtained.
  • Write proposals describing innovative ideas and problem solving.
  • Interact with other laboratory staff.
The Location: NanoSonic is based in Pembroke, Virginia, close to Blacksburg, the home of Virginia Tech. Southwest Virginia is a great place to live – we are in the midst of beautiful mountain scenery, near hiking, canoeing and kayaking, and next to the vibrant Virginia Tech university community.
Why Should You Apply?
  • Exciting, cutting-edge research challenges.
  • Competitive industry pay.
  • Excellent benefits.
  • Reasonable full-time hours.
  • Opportunities for on-the-job training from experienced chemists.
​Send applications to: mcampbell@nanosonic.com