Material Scientist

JOB FUNCTION: Scientific
JOB TYPE: Temp to Hire
LOCATION: New Providence, NJ
COMPENSATION: $20/hr - $28/hr
POSTED: Nov 16, 2022

Our client is global chemical goods company looking to add a Material Scientist to their team.

Salary/Hourly Rate:

$20/hr – $28/hr Depending on relevant experience

Position Overview:

Our client is seeking a Material Scientist to join the company in its Product Development group in their New Providence, NJ location. This is a unique opportunity for an individual to join a collaborative team to create next generation environmentally conscious products using emerging technology.

Responsibilities of the Material Scientist:

  • Be comfortable working in an independent start-up atmosphere.
  • Take the lead role and a hands-on approach to all aspects of the R&D laboratory’s product development function, including prototype development, characterization, raw material selection, and process development.
  • Perform hands-on laboratory research activities including imaging and characterization including but not limited to, SEM, spectrophotometers, DSC, FTIR, GC, HPLC, TGA, and ICP.
  • Incorporate materials such as carbon-neutral materials, natural polymers, recycled materials, and green compounds to meet sustainability goals
  • Responsible for maintaining equipment in the R&D laboratory.
  • Author product development reports and other technical documents related to the development activities.
  • Provide formulation and process support and troubleshoot for both current commercial products and products under development at third party laboratories.
  • Use formulation experience and scientific literature to develop, justify, and/or investigate formulation and processing techniques.

Qualifications of the Material Scientist:

  • Must be comfortable working within an R&D laboratory setting and knowledgeable about the requirements of operating & maintaining an R&D laboratory.
  • Self-starter who can be effective with minimal supervision.
  • Strong equipment skills necessary to select, purchase, set-up, operate, and maintain lab-scale equipment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with all levels of the company.
  • Must have writing skills consistent with the ability to prepare concise, timely and accurate reports.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Chemistry, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, or a related science with at least 1 year of relevant material science experience.


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k
  • PTO.
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Position ID: 116091