Bennett Aerospace, Inc. is located in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina. Established in 2008, we are a women owned, veteran owned, certified 8(a) small business that provides scientific, engineering, and technical advisory services to our customers. Primarily focused on Federal Government clients in general, and the Department of Defense in particular, Bennett Aerospace provides expert guidance and advice on the full spectrum of R&D and its applications in engineering, science, medicine, and IT, as well as providing strategic programmatic support in order to meet customer goals and objectives. Bennett Aerospace is a rapidly growing business focused on hiring and retaining the best people.
Bennett Aerospace, Inc. has an opening for a highly motivated Polymer Scientist in support of the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Maryland.
The successful scientist/engineer candidate will specialize in the synthesis, characterization and modeling of polymer systems. Support requirements are fivefold:
(a) synthesize polymer systems via various techniques including atom transfer radical polymerization, radical polymerization, and epoxy/amine thermoset reactions;
(b) characterize materials using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy;
(c) model the behavior and chemistries of these materials using density functional theory (DFT), molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, and peridynamics techniques;
(d) perform surface functionalization of carbon-based reinforcement materials like carbon fibers or carbon nanotubes to make these materials compatible with a wide range of polymers.
(e) process various polymer blends via extrusion or other appropriate methods for subsequent mechanical testing.
Support tasks are complex and require the application of advanced physical, materials, and mathematical principals.
As determined by Government requirements, activities that the successful candidate shall complete include but are not limited to:
Education and Experience:
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