General Electric Research Scientist – Elemental Analysis - Aerospace Research in Niskayuna, New York
Job Description Summary
As a Research Scientist in the Materials Characterization Lab, you will work in the Elemental Analysis Laboratory with an energized team of scientists to execute research projects using a variety of analytical techniques for composition analysis of GE materials, including but not limited to metals, ceramics, composites, polymers, and biological samples. You will work independently and with project teams to develop methods and deliver results to move research projects forward.
Aerospace Research will continue to play a vital role in supporting the industry through a historic recovery while shaping the future of flight. We invent the future of flight, lift people up and bring them home safely. Our commitment to lead the industry, to keep safe the flying public and the armed forces, and to lift up one another and our communities, remains our north star. Our purpose is what ties us to one another and gives meaning to our work.
Work closely with researchers to define analysis goals and execute analysis of a variety of materials that may include metals, high temperature alloys, superalloys, ceramics, thermal/environmental barrier coatings, ceramic matrix composites, polymers, and biological specimens.
Interact and collaborate with materials scientists and materials development teams across GE to understand analysis requests, independently identify modes of characterizing materials that best meet project needs, and guide specialists to execute and report out data.
Calibrate, maintain, and operate multiple pieces of equipment necessary to conduct experiments.
Reduce data to useful formats using appropriate tools.
Maintain accurate records of the work performed and other records required by the projects.
Share project progress through oral presentations and written reports.
Present technical work both internally and externally.
Foster a multidisciplinary and inclusive team environment.
Perform all work in accordance with environmental health and safety guidelines.
PhD in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Material Science or other chemistry-related discipline
Strong experience developing and validating preparation and analysis methods for new materials or for new elements in existing materials.
Extensive hands-on experience in wet chemistry, sample preparation and familiarity with general chemical laboratory practices.
Demonstrated instrumentation skill and hands-on experience in ICP, ICP-OES, ICP-MS, Laser Ablation.
Ability to perform a wide range of sample preparation methods for elemental analysis such as open vessel digestions, microwave digestion, fusion, and ashing.
Excellent attention to detail in laboratory work, data reduction, documentation, and presentation.
Strong interpersonal, leadership and written and verbal communication skills in a diverse, global team environment.
Ability to prioritize tasks, manage sample queue, and perform multiple, concurrent tasks.
Ability to work independently and across all functions/levels as part of a team advising the team on best elemental analysis approaches to achieve desired results and presenting results.
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office products like Excel and Powerpoint.
US Citizenship is required
Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY
Must be 18 years or older.
Experience in other characterization techniques such as ion chromatography, X-Ray Fluorescence, LECO elemental analyzer, acid/base and other types of titrations, Karl Fischer Titrations.
Experience with data reduction algorithms and post-processing.
Working knowledge of statistics.
Experience in data analysis software and computer interfacing to analytical instrumentation.
Willingness and desire to learn other characterization techniques.
The salary range for this position is $80,000 - $150,000 USD, annually. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location.
GE provides a comprehensive benefits package that provides access to plans which support the overall wellbeing of our employees and their dependents. These benefits include, but are not limited to, health care coverage (medical, dental, vision, pharmacy), a retirement plan that includes Company Retirement Savings and a 401K with Company matching, Life Insurance options, Disability coverage, paid time-off, EAP, and more.
This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2022-10/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights_10_20.pdf) . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).
Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes