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Job Code: #16574
Title: Material Scientist Associate
Job Location: Tucson, Arizona

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Job Description:

Employs the science behind material and chemical interactions using analytical tools and instrumentation to aid scientist and engineers to solve a diverse range of evolving chemical and material interaction problems. Performs and sets up material compatibility testing on development materials/chemicals of various hazards and toxicity levels.

Our client in Tucson, AZ has an immediate need for a Material Scientist Associate.  Please forward resumes to tucsonjobs@pdsinc.com for consideration.  Thank you!

Job Responsibilities


Works cross functionally with scientists and engineers to develop testing protocols for suitability of materials for development and on-market solutions.


Generates formal reports and enters data into a database of all chemical compatibility test results for use with other projects throughout the organization.


Follows good laboratory practices, safety procedures, and maintains a lab notebook.


Works independently on test fixtures using microcontrollers or software to interface with valves, pumps, and other hardware as needed for custom experiments.


Uses statistics for hypothesis testing and data analysis to generate conclusive evidence of material compatibility.


Participate in material failure analysis investigations including finding root cause and proposed material solutions.


Familiarity with general laboratory instrumentation: auto-pipette, calipers, digital balance, stir plates, ovens, mechanical property measurements using Universal Tester for tensile and compressive strengths, pH meter, UV-Vis, GC-MS, conductivity, and develops custom measurements and testing procedures as needed, and validates those testing procedures.


Receives general directions, and guidance to aid in the performance of daily duties and tasks.





To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the responsibilities.


Formal Training/Education

Education Level

Education Details




Bachelor's Degree

BS in Material Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience.




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