Analytical Scientist

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Crane Currency
Nashua, NH, United States

Phone: 603-881-1916
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Analytical Scientist


Nashua, NH 



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Job Description:

Crane Currency is seeking an experienced Analytical Scientist to join our R&D team in Nashua, NH. This position supports product development and Production root-cause investigations through lab-scale analytical testing and experimentation, and translation of fundamental understanding of product chemistries, construction, and surface interactions to performance criteria.

R&D Analytical Scientist is Responsible for
  • Oversee maintenance, support, and training for R&D Analytical Instruments
  • Develop, implement, and support safety and security (software/firmware) for R&D Analytical Instruments
  • Develop, implement, and support file maintenance for R&D Analytical Instruments repository.
  • Track R&D Analytical Instruments metrics (usage, operation costs).
  • Deliver annual assessment on instrument resources to site leadership.
  • Evaluate and match current capabilities to R&D needs .
  • Develop methods for materials and product characterization or outsource characterization where internal capabilities do not exist.
  • Develop idea funnel for capturing fundamental “underpinning” characterization needs .
  • Document new methods and insights in technical reports.
  • Lead analytical capability development projects.
  • Propose and lead new fundamental investigation projects.
  • Lead materials characterization sub-teams as part of broader NPD programs.
  • Document outcomes in technical reports.
  • Develop and submit proposals for Material Modifications or NPD projects.
  • Support or lead root-cause investigation products.
  • Serve as R&D primary liaison to partner functions: QA and Product Management (Competitor Product).
  • Seek to understand needs of partner, define future state,propose how we can reach future state, and work with site leadership to implement.
  • Advise other company locations on analytical testing or instrumentation needs.
  • Lead the effort of working with external partnership for analytical characterization.
  • Maintain awareness and deliver industry conference trip reports to site leadership on emerging analytical capabilities.
  • Establish and maintain relationships including potential collaborations with service providers. 
Requirements :
  • Bachelor’s degree in Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry, Materials Science, Polymer Science or Plastics Engineering or a related field
  • Master’s Degree or PhD strongly desired.
  • 3+ Yrs. experience in characterization of polymeric materials, inks, coatings and adhesives, films, etc.
  • 2+ Yrs. Industrial research experience concentrating on new product and process development.
  • Green Belt level or demonstrated use of Six Sigma tools.
  • DOE training and/or demonstrated execution of DOE’s.
  • Interdisciplinary experience and proficiency in the fields of materials science, optics, physics, chemistry, and mathematics.
  • Experience with polymer coatings, adhesives, sealants, inks, paper, and optical materials and devices is desired.
  • Excellent problem-solving ability and reasoning skills; find solutions to complex problems in a timely manner without compromising quality or principles.
  • Experience in research environment and/or journal quality publications.
  • Excellent interpersonal, as well as written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact with a variety of personalities both inside and outside the company. Able to present ideas and results clearly and succinctly.
  • Ability to gather and analyze information skillfully and maintains confidentiality.
  • High level of creativity and strong attention to detail.
  • Organized and has the ability to multi-task.
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality
  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and will need to demonstrate Suitability for employment in a Position of Public Trust consistent with our U.S. Government contract requirements
Applicants must be United States citizens. SUITABILITY AND BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION REQUIREMENTS:  The final offer of employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for disqualification in the hiring process. The background investigation process conducted by Crane and our U.S. Government Agency customers is very thorough. Therefore it is imperative that applicants exercise candor and honesty when answering background questionnaires, especially as it relates to arrest, employment, education, finances, illegal drug use, and/or other criminal history. Falsification discovered in security documents or during the background investigation process may result in an immediate negative suitability determination.
Crane is a Drug Free Workplace
Crane Currency is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.