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Thin Film Research Scientist

Job Title
Thin Film Research Scientist
Job ID
Beavercreek,  OH 45431
Other Location

We are looking for a qualified candidate to support on-base research efforts in support of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Functional Materials Division, Photonic Materials Branch (AFRL/RXAP).  At the broadest level our research group plans, directs and conducts in‑house and extramural research and development of materials technologies with an emphasis of functional applications with sufficient maturity to transition to the warfighter.  The candidate will collaborate with a cross-disciplined team of government, civilian, contractor, and industry personnel to execute the following technical tasks and achieve Air Force and other agency warfighter objectives:


  • Develop advanced deposition process capabilities with novel oxide materials for photonic device applications
  • Research, model, develop, and analyze thin films
  • Collaborate with branch team to engage senior leadership in various agencies and departments to communicate within the technology field
  • Author technical reports and presentations concerning materials design, process design etc.

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

A core focal area is the development of advanced or fundamentally new material systems and structures with photonic applications. This includes the development of laser material components, laser system applications, and laser protection capabilities.

• Fundamental understanding of UV/VIS/IR technologies
• Design of thin film technologies and applications (plasmonics, semiconductor, dielectric, etc)
• Materials expertise related to dielectric materials (e.g. oxides)
• Knowledge and experience with processes for applying thin films to various substrates (e.g. deposition, sputtering)
• Measurement and analysis of optical filters (XRD, SEM/TEM, spectrophotometry, etc.)
• Composition-microstructure-property relationships

Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen
Must have or be able to obtain a military clearance at Secret level, must be able to retain clearance through period of performance, and must be eligible for upgrade of clearance as needed (e.g. SCI, SAP/SAR)
Optional Skills

• Ph.D. is strongly preferred
• Computer-aided material or optical device/system modeling
• Experience working in Air Force facilities
• Experience modeling photonic and visual elements and systems
• Experienced with MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
• Database knowledge, design, and use
• Ability to accurately and succinctly communicate (oral and written) detailed technical material to non-technical and/or non-specialized persons
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