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 Synthetic Chemist in support of the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Maryland.
The successful scientist/engineer candidate will specialize in the in the synthesis and characterization of small molecules and polymers at interfaces. Support requirements are fourfold:
(a) synthesize polymer systems via various techniques including radical polymerization, ring opening metathesis (ROMP) and epoxy/amine thermoset reactions;
(b) synthesize coupling agents used to form self-assembled monolayers or improve adhesion between inorganic surfaces and polymers to include silane coupling agents and phosphonates;
(c) fabricate and perform mechanical testing of lap shear specimens to determine adhesive performance of various surface treatments and polymers;
(d) characterize materials using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS), contact angle goniometry and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR).
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: