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R&D Scientist - 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing LCE

Job Title
R&D Scientist - 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing LCE
Job ID
Dayton,  OH 45432
Other Location

We are looking for a qualified candidate to support a vibrant and active research effort ongoing at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. Working as an onsite contractor at AFRL is a unique opportunity to solve important, long term challenges that guide research efforts in an environment that strongly encourages collaboration (government/academic/industry), publication in top journals, and conference attendance.

The candidate will serve as an onsite contractor working with the AFRL team to develop the chemistries and processing methods required to 3D print anisotropic materials systems, such as liquid crystalline elastomers. The candidate is expected to work closely with polymer chemists, computational mechanical engineers, and process scientists. Skills and experience of interest include rheology of soft matter, polymer science, characterization techniques, and mechanical testing.

This opportunity is a stepping stone for candidates seeking future employment opportunities in government, academia, or industry.

Other Experience, Qualifications, Skills and Education Requirements:

Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics (applied, engineering, or classical), Polymer Science, or related field of study.


Recent PhD graduate in the disciplines listed

Knowledge of various 3D printing processes and techniques

Ability to work in multi-disciplined and diverse teams

Proficient oral and written communication

Ability to generate novel ideas and approaches, and to build consensus for topical research direction

Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen

Preferred Skills:

 Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and will need to meet eligibility requirements for access to a classified environment and information.

Publications in peer-reviewed journals, and/or technical briefings or poster presentations on related topics.


Azimuth Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Required Skills

Must be a recent PhD graduate; Must be a US Citizen; Must be able to attain and maintain a Secret security clearance
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