Career Opportunities

MATERIALS SCIENTIST/ELECTRICAL ENGINEER- NEW ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES - MULTIPLE LEVELS-FULL TIME

LOCATION: WASHINGTON, DC

AsterTech is positioning to support decision makers in a federal agency to find solutions for the next generation of energy technologies. Individuals in this role will have the opportunity on guiding senior leaders across the U.S. policy, operational, funding and acquisition communities on the potential development and deployment of emerging energy capabilities within the next five years. These positions are for those who are seeking opportunities outside normal laboratory settings. Candidates are expected to redefine our nation’s approach to energy innovation in diverse subject areas, including reimagining electrical generation and grid technologies, engineering useful new materials, photovoltaics, and so on.

Responsibilities:

Assist and support program managers in

  • Establishing rigorous and aggressive goals for the program including detailed technical milestones and other program activities.
  • Evaluating proposals and recommending projects for award selection in focused technology and open programs.
  • Actively managing a portfolio of cutting edge R&D projects.
  • Planning, preparation, and implementation of policies and strategies for technology commercialization
  • Engaging as a thought leader with world-class researchers in academia and industry, entrepreneurs, and government officials

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Ph.D. degree in chemistry/materials science and engineering/electrical engineering.
  • Minimum 2-years post-Ph.D. experience in energy technologies
  • Individuals need to be proactive and should be able to maintain strong business relationship with our clients
  • US Permanent resident/US Citizen

Desired:

  • Research and development management experience
  • Experience in atleast one of the following topics:
    • Electrical power systems
    • Electrochemical energy storage and conversion
    • Photovoltaic energy conversion
    • Advanced engines/vehicle technologies
    • Chemical catalysis/reaction engineering for biofuels, industrial processes, and other energy applications
    • Biological approaches to energy conversion/biofuels
    • Low temperature waste heat recapture/thermodynamic and/or solid-state cycles
    • Fossil energy conversion/carbon capture and conversion
    • Wind power/ocean and wave power/aerodynamics and fluid dynamics
    • Grid scale energy storage
    • Energy harvesting materials and devices
    • Building efficiency technologies/HVAC/building envelope/smart buildings
    • Advanced lighting technologies
    • Advanced materials for energy applications

 

ELECTRONICS MATERIALS ENGINEER - PRINTED ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY - MULTIPLE LEVELS-FULL TIME

LOCATION: DAYTON, OH

AsterTech is positioning to support a federal agency to find solutions for the next generation of printed electronics and additive manufacturing technologies. As a key member of a scientific team, this role entails supporting scientific research and development efforts involving materials and process engineering, optoelectronic device fabrication, and testing. The candidate will be expected to help maintain and operate processing equipment and laboratory functions, organize laboratory operations amongst different users, train and oversee new users learning processing, and contribute to printed electronics device fabrication and characterization. The candidate will have familiarity in process optimization for multiple deposition methods such as thermal evaporation, sputtering, and e-beam evaporation. The candidate will lead and foster customer interactions, participate and present at technical conferences, lead or participate in industrial partnerships and academic collaborations, and maintain proper safety protocols.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Ph.D. degree in materials science/chemical/electrical/mechanical engineering.
  • Minimum 2-years post-Ph.D. experience
  • Experience in optoelectronic device fabrication
  • Experience with experimental techniques for the preparation and characterization of thin-films, polymeric materials, and coatings (e.g., SEM, EDS, TEM, XPS, XRD, EDS, AFM, XRR, ellipsometry, I-V testing, Hall measurements) including wet chemistry and vacuum based tools.
  • Familiarity with 3D printing tools (e.g. n-Scrypt, ink-jet, aerosol-jet), slot-die coating, roll-to-roll deposition
  • Working knowledge in thin-film deposition methods such as thermal evaporation, sputtering, and e-beam evaporation.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary research team
  • Self-motivated, technology driven, ability to work under pressure
  • Strong aptitude in making connection between science/technology and real-world concerns
  • Flexibility to change project directions depending upon business needs
  • US Citizenship must

Desired:

  • Experience in materials engineering related to thin-film electronics applications.
  • An excellent publication track record in conferences and journals, IP generation
  • Grant writing skills

 

STUDENT SUMMER INTERNS

LOCATION: DAYTON, OH

We are looking for highly motivated undergraduate/graduate students to join our energy research team at AsterTech. Working at AsterTech is a unique opportunity to solve important, long term challenges that guide research efforts in a dynamic and collaborative environment. This position is available for US citizens/permanent residents only to assist us in the process optimization of thin-film hybrid materials for device level integration.

You will get the opportunity to:

  • Enhance knowledge on materials characterization, device fabrication and testing
  • Prepare reports and data analysis in a concise and timely manner
  • Present data to peers and management
  • Support the core energy research team on various projects

Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a university pursuing an undergraduate/graduate degree program in one of the following disciplines, with GPA 3.5 or higher
  • Materials science/chemistry/chemical engineering/electrical engineering/mechanical engineering
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Ability to learn quickly

 

Interested candidates should send their resumes to:
sbag@astertech.org