Bennett Aerospace

  • X-Ray Computed Tomography (CT) Scientist

    Job Locations US-MD-Aberdeen
    Posted Date 3 months ago(5/3/2018 11:45 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    About Us:


    Bennett Aerospace, Inc. is located in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina.  Established in 2008, we are a woman 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 AerospaceInc. has an *immediate* opening for a highly motivated X-Ray Computed Tomography Scientist in support of the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Maryland.  


    Job Description:


    The successful scientist/engineering candidate will have specialization in the characterization of materials utilizing x-ray computed tomography (CT). The candidate shall support the non-destructive evaluation of materials utilizing CT to assist in the development of processing, microstructure, performance relationships for materials of interest to the Department of DefenseSupport requirements are two-fold:

    • Conduct image analysis;
    • Quantify features of interest.

    The area of focus includes CT, non-destructive evaluation, material characterization, image processing, and defect analysis.  Support tasks require a multidisciplinary scientific and engineering background.


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    As determined by Government requirements, activities that the successful candidate shall complete include but are not limited to:


    • Conduct CT scans for materials of interest including metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, and additively manufactured parts.
    • Optimize scan settings and develop protocols for scanning select materials.
    • Conduct image analysis to obtain quantitative information, which may include porosity, inclusions, or phase compositions.
    • Interface with personnel requesting scans to assess scan feasibility and describe system limitations to those who are not familiar with the instrument capabilities.
    • Maintain safe laboratory practices and ensure all users are compliant with the safety regulations.
    • Manage the equipment schedules and train new users once proficient.
    • Prioritize scans and maximize instrument throughput based upon expected scanning times.
    • Assist researching the relationship between materials processing, structure, and performance relationships in metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites using CT.
    • Provide quarterly quantitative CT laboratory equipment and man hour utilizations data for pre-scans, scans, and post-scans to compile who and what programs are being supported by the equipment and the CT lab personnel.   
    • Prepare presentations and written documents summarizing efforts in Government format for Form 1 approval (process of instruction provided by COR as GFI). Upon TO COR request, Contractor personnel shall present the information to the ARL staff, universities, private corporations, research institutes, national laboratories, or other Government research centers.
    • Travel may be required.



    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor of Science with 3 years of experience. Scientist / Engineer with an Engineering or Physical Science Degree with knowledge in image process, and knowledge and experience with x-ray computed tomography.
    • Must be a US citizen with a SECRET clearance or able to obtain.


    • Competitive market-based salary, commensurate with experience and education
    • Comprehensive benefits package available


    About our client, the Army Research Laboratory (ARL):

     For more than 50 years, in laboratories belonging to the Army Materiel Command (AMC) and their antecedents in the Technical Corps, civilians have conducted the great majority of the Army's basic science programs, whether as in-house scientists and engineers or as contractors in private industry and academia. Among their many successes, these civilians helped develop the proximity fuse; worked to develop ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer), the first operational, general purpose, electronic digital computer; grew some of the first synthetic large quartz crystals; and developed the titanium alloy T1-6A1-4V.

    Currently, ARL scientists and engineers are pioneering research in such areas as neuroergonomics, energetic materials and propulsion, individual warfighter protection, energy science, electronics technologies, network sciences, virtual interfaces and synthetic environments and autonomous systems.

    ARL continues reaching out to "partner" with leading researchers in industry and academia, while it is also reaching out to the active Army to ensure that programs produce advanced technologies that support Soldiers in the field today - and in the future.

    National defense is one of the most critical duties performed by the federal government for the American people. Cutting-edge technology research and development offer incredible potential to improve the Army's chances of surviving and winning any future conflicts. ARL, as the Army's corporate or central laboratory for combat materiel, will play a constructive, key role in the national defense as it executes its strategies to take full advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead.


    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled




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