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Materials Scientist

Job Title
Materials Scientist
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Jacksonville,  FL 32256
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Made In Space is seeking a materials scientist with two or more years of experience working with advance polymeric and engineering materials for use in aerospace products. The materials scientist develops new processes and materials for our additive manufacturing solutions and is involved with materials down-selection for our additive manufacture processes as well as creating and performing test plans to ensure materials perform effectively in the space environment. The Materials Scientist should be familiar with the complexities that the space environment poses on materials. A qualified candidate will lead efforts into developing materials and process for the next generation of in space manufacturing and assembly capabilities.

Job Duties: 

  • Research, analyze, design, and test different materials for use in a variety of applications including exposed space manufacturing and intra-vehicular manufacturing.
  • Build out future materials road maps to achieve company objectives.
  • Perform trade studies and down-selects to assist programs use of different materials
  • Create and execute test plans.
  • Use and/or application of technical principles, theories, and concepts. Demonstrate the skill and ability to perform professional tasks.
  • Develop recommended solutions to technical problems as assigned.
  • Contribute to the completion of assigned technical tasks.
  • Have contact with immediate supervisor, project leaders, and other professionals in the section or group.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Materials Science / Engineering, Chemistry, or a related field (or equivalent experience).
  • 5+ years of experience in manufacturing process development (or equivalent research experience) for either metallurgical, polymer, or composite fabrication.
  • Experience with materials development for harsh environmental conditions.
  • Programming skills (Python / MATLAB) for data analysis and predictive simulation.
  • Demonstrated written and spoken scientific communication skills.
  • Strong ability to effectively collaborate with an interdisciplinary team and communicate efficiently to formulate solutions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Materials Science / Engineering or related field (or equivalent experience).
  • Familiar with computational materials science tools and process modeling.
  • Experience with data analysis and simulation tools e.g. Ansys, FFT, FEM and FDTD.
  • Experience in space technology development or research.
  • Experience in multidisciplinary teamwork environment with small team leadership responsibilities.
  • A desire to learn. Our culture fosters intellectual curiosity in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Good verbal, written and presentation skills are required.
  • Working/indirect knowledge of Earned Value Management (EVM) is highly desirable.

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or clean room, outdoors or remote research environment.
  • May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.
  • May access other facilities in various weather conditions.
  • Travel Required- An average of 10-15% travel may be required. Most of the travel is local but some overnight travel may be required


  • National health, dental and vision plans.
  • Paid vacations and holidays.
  • Life Insurance.
  • Short and long term disability plans.
  • Flexible spending account.
  • Incentive and recognition programs.
  • National discount programs.
  • Relocation opportunities.



Made In Space is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with MIS is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

All offers of employment at Made In Space are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the Click Here

Applicants must be Authorized to work in the United States.

Required Skills

Required Skills
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