Chemical & Additive Manufacturing Specialist


: $98,855.00 - $149,600.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Engineering

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The Chemical, Microsystem, and Nanoscale Technologies Group combines chemistry, optics, photonics, microfluidics, and nanofabrication disciplines, enabling the development of new technologies in the areas of chemical-biological defense, diagnostic and forensic analysis, and sensors and signal processors. The work includes the design, development, and testing of chemical sensors for trace explosive and toxic chemical detection (both point and standoff); multifunctional microsystems combining sensing, actuation, and energy sources; and the design, fabrication, and demonstration of metamaterials, plasmonic and nanophotonic devices, and microfluidic components.

Job Description

We are seeking a person to support a variety of programs within the groups additive manufacturing and chemical sensing portfolio. Tasks include, but not limited to, the preparation and characterization of additive manufacturing materials and 3D printed structures, and the preparation and characterization of new chemical sensors. The position requires interfacing with scientists and engineers; following chemical synthesis instructions and procedures to mix materials with varying compositions; loading configuration and print instruction files onto a 3D printer; operating and maintaining a variety of 3D printing machines; and assisting in the characterization of the structural, optical, thermal and electrical properties of the materials and structures. Synthesis of materials will occur under the supervision of a staff chemist and requires the candidate to follow chemical safety procedures while working at a chemical fume hood. Within the additive manufacturing portfolio, the group owns and maintains a number of additive manufacturing machines. The candidate will load design files onto computers that control the 3D printers and monitor the fabrication of test structures. Upon completion of the fabrication of structures, the candidate will mechanically inspect the parts and characterize their properties. In the chemical sensing domain, the candidate will be responsible for preparing and testing a number of novel chemical sensory materials, collating and reporting the results.


Hands-on experience with working in a chemical laboratory environment. Experience with materials characterization methods, such as optical microscopy, profilometry or spectroscopy is desirable. Experience with Solidworks or other similar software packages is desired. Familiarity with Python or other programming languages is a plus. The successful candidate will have the ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced multidisciplinary environment, and have strong oral and written communication skills. BS degree; or AS degree and 5+ years experience required.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. Citizenship is required.

Associated topics: biochemistry, ceramic, chemistry, coating, formulation, glass, latex, material science, polyurethane, rubber * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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