Scientist, Experienced, Vacuum Coatings Product Development Group in Cheswick, PA at Vitro

Date Posted: 3/26/2020

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Job Description


Main Activities/Duties/Responsibilities:

We are seeking an experienced, qualified, Scientist, Vacuum Coatings Product Development Group, to join our R&D team at our facility located in Harmar Township (near Pittsburgh, PA). This position will be focused on research and development work in the area of thin film coatings and vacuum-based vapor-phase coating deposition technologies pursuant to the development of new coated glass products for various markets including architectural glazing, automotive glazing, and glazing for other applications.

Principal Accountabilities:  

The successful candidate will demonstrate proficiency in one or more of the following areas, and an aptitude and willingness to develop proficiency in the other areas:

  • Optical physics of thin films (i.e., optical thin film interference filters)
  • Physics/chemistry of condensed matter (i.e., solid-state physics or solid-state chemistry)
  • Physics/chemistry of thin films (e.g., thin film nucleation and growth; microstructure of thin films; optical, electrical, mechanical, tribological, thermodynamic, and/or chemical properties of thin films)
  • Thin film devices (e.g., semiconductor devices)
  • Vacuum-based vapor-phase thin-film coating deposition processes (e.g., sputter deposition, etc.)
  • Technology and hardware of high-vacuum systems, especially vacuum-based thin-film coating deposition systems
  • Surface analysis and materials characterization techniques, especially thin-film characterization techniques.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.



Job Requirements

Experience and Education: 

The candidate will have a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, materials science, or a related engineering field. Prior industrial experience is required.

The candidate will demonstrate proven skills, and leadership potential, suitable for an industrial R&D environment, including aptitude and willingness to participate in the full product commercialization cycle including: (1) research, (2) development, (3) technology transfer/manufacturing scale-up, and (4) post-commercialization support.

The position will be based at the Vitro Glass Technology Center located in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania metropolitan area, but some travel is required to execute the duties of the position.

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