Jobs and Internships

In the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, we work to cultivate contacts between our students and industry, with the goal of placing our graduates into challenging and fulfilling positions where they can utilize their excellent academic background to further today’s as well as tomorrow’s business objectives.

Keep an eye on our job board below for new opportunities in the world of materials science. Also be sure to visit the Johns Hopkins Career Center for more guidance in navigating through the maze of internships, interviewing, and employment.

Current Opportunities

 

Postdoctoral and Research Opportunities

  • The Technology Development group’s Thin Films division of Intel Corporation currently has openings for physical science and engineering Ph.D.s to support/direct R&D of advanced processing methods. Candidates hired for these positions will be responsible for developing the next generation of Intel’s microprocessors. If you are considering a career which places you at the leading edge of technological innovation with the world’s foremost semiconductor manufacturer, we encourage you to consider joining the team that is chartered with continuing to meet the challenge of Moore’s Law in the 21st century.

    Criteria for selection include for all candidates: a strong academic record, demonstrated experimental and data analysis expertise, superior critical thinking skills, and an ability to drive and to take responsibility for projects. Experience using and maintaining scientific equipment is valued. Semiconductor processing experience is not mandatory.

    Openings are immediately available at Intel’s primary development facility (Ronler Acres) located ~10 miles west of Portland, OR.

    Interested candidates should email resumes to FE-Planar-Metals_Hiring@intel.com

    Thin Films Module Engineer

    Job Description

    Engineers within Intel’s Logic Technology Development (LTD) organization are chartered with continuing to meet the challenge of Moore’s Law in the 21st century. We innovate leading edge fabrication process and continue to overcome seemingly-impossible barriers as tolerances and specifications for building best-in-class computing devices become increasingly rigorous. Our world-class team consists of passionate, talented, accomplished scientists and engineers who hail from a diverse range of educational, cultural and technological backgrounds. We foster strong collaborations within groups of module and design engineers, as well as with equipment suppliers from all over the world. Our pursuit of increasingly efficient, powerful, tiny devices seeks to enable smarter, connected economies that enrich the lives of people around the globe.

    The Logic Technology Development Thin Films Module Engineer’s role encompasses ownership of critical thin films deposition and planarization techniques, enabling rapid miniaturization in the semiconductor industry and the mass production of integrated circuits. Duties of engineers in this role include:

    • Designing, executing and analyzing experiments necessary to meet engineering specifications for their process.
    • Participating in the development of intellectual property.
    • Developing the equipment necessary to exploit the understanding gained in research (in collaboration with equipment suppliers) and working effectively to identify shortcomings and propose and evaluate hardware modification to mitigate issues.
    • Overseeing their process in a manufacturing line which integrates the many individual steps necessary for the manufacture of complex microprocessors. This includes growing in-situ ramp to manufacturing volumes to demonstrate the technology meets requirements while simultaneously transferring the technology to counterparts in manufacturing sites across the globe.

    This is an entry level position and will be compensated accordingly.

    Qualifications

    You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Relevant experience can be obtained through school work, classes and project work, internships, military training, and/or work experience.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • You must possess a Ph.D. degree majoring in Physics, Material Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated experimental and data analysis expertise
    • Superior critical thinking skills and a strong academic record
    • Experience using and maintaining scientific equipment
    • Semiconductor processing experience is valued but by no means required

    Inside this Business Group

    As the world’s largest chip manufacturer, Intel strives to make every facet of semiconductor manufacturing state-of-the-art — from semiconductor process development and manufacturing, through yield improvement to packaging, final test and optimization, and world class Supply Chain and facilities support. Employees in the Technology and Manufacturing Group are part of a worldwide network of design, development, manufacturing, and assembly/test facilities, all focused on utilizing the power of Moore’s Law to bring smart, connected devices to every person on Earth

    Posting Statement

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.

  • The Computational Breast Imaging Group (CBIG) of the Radiology Department at the University of Pennsylvania has open postdoctoral positions. CBIG’s mission is to act as a translational catalyst between computational science and cancer imaging research. Work in our group focuses on developing innovative image analysis, machine learning and data science methodologies for multimodality imaging, and also on incorporating such methods into clinically relevant applications. Most of our work to date has been on breast imaging, while more recently expanding more broadly in oncologic imaging, including lung and molecular imaging applications. A priority area is integrating imaging with molecular and genomic biomarkers towards precision medicine prevention and therapy for cancer.

    Postdoctoral Position Qualifications:
    We are seeking highly motivated individuals with excellent academic track-record, including first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals. Successful candidates should have, or be in the process of completing, a PhD (or equivalent) in Biomedical, Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer and Information Science, or related field. Ideal applicants should have a background on biomedical image analysis, computer vision, pattern recognition and/or machine learning. Proficiency in quantitative analytical methods and computer programming (e.g., Python, C/C++) is essential. Experience with medical image analysis (e.g., MRI, CT, X-ray, Ultrasound) or statistical methods and software packages (e.g., ITK C/C++ libraries, R/SPSS) is preferable. Applicants should demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work effectively independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.

    Successful applicants will join a vibrant collaborative research environment and will work closely with clinical investigators. Collaborators include faculty in our Radiology department, the Center for Biomedical Image Computing and Analytics (CBICA), the Abramson Cancer Center (ACC), the Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics (IBI), and the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB).

    For more information, please visit:

    Computational Breast Imaging Group (CBIG): http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/radiology/research/labs/cbig/

    Center for Biomedical Image Computing and Analytics (CBICA): http://www.cbica.upenn.edu/

    Abramson Cancer Center (ACC): https://www.pennmedicine.org/cancer

    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB): http://www.cceb.upenn.edu/

    Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics (IBI): http://upibi.org/

    Penn Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs: http://www.med.upenn.edu/postdoc/

    For more details and to apply contact:
    Despina Kontos, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Director, Computational Breast Imaging Group (CBIG)
    Center for Biomedical Image Computing and Analytics (CBICA)
    University of Pennsylvania, Department of Radiology
    Joint Affiliations: Bioengineering, Biostatistics and Epidemiology Graduate Groups

    Senior Fellow, Institute for Biomedical Informatics (IBI)
    Rm D702 Richards Bldg., 3700 Hamilton Walk, Philadelphia PA 19104
    ph: 215-746-4064 // em: Despina.Kontos@uphs.upenn.edu

    Applications should include a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three references. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer.

     

     

 

Internships and Fellowships

  • The Data Incubator is an intensive 8-week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

    Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

    In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:
    • New York City
    • San Francisco Bay Area
    • Seattle
    • Boston
    • Washington, DC.

    Dates: All sections will be from 6 -18-2018 to 8-10-2018

    Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

    Learn More: To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.

  • Undergraduate Research on Crime and Policing in Baltimore City

    The research group of Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Stephen L. Morgan seeks to recruit a team of undergraduate research assistants to help analyze crime and policing in Baltimore City since the 1990s. The project will build on a prior report.

    New topics for investigation include changes in police tactics and policy since the 1990s (e.g., discontinuation of stop and frisk practices, deployment of community policing, decriminalization of Marijuana possession), police recruitment and training, big data use in policing, consent decree monitoring, changes in the characteristics of homicide victims, and case studies of major crime incidents and their impact on communities.

    Positions are available for the spring 2018 semester with the opportunity to continue in summer 2018 and/or fall 2018. Course credit is available. For research assistants who wish to work for pay instead, work-study eligible students will be given preference in hiring. Students with local experience in the Baltimore area are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Responsibilities

    For spring 2018, student research assistants will work from 6 to 10 hours per week, pursuing two primary tasks each: (1) collecting academic and journalistic literature in order to draft a memo on a specific assigned topic, and (2) transcribing audio recordings of police officers. Students will be directly supervised by Professor Morgan as well as a graduate student research assistant. The team will convene every other week for a group meeting to share and discuss progress. For summer 2018 and fall 2018, work will shift toward analysis, at which point additional students with programming experience might be recruited. Continuing team members with relevant skills will be given the first opportunity to serve
    as data analysts.

    Qualifications

    • Interest in crime, policing, current events, and/or public policy in Baltimore City
    • Excellent attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
    • Interest in learning research methods, including computational social science

    How to Apply

    Please send a resume as an attachment to an email message to Professor Stephen Morgan. In the text of your email, share details of (a) any relevant professional or personal experience, (b) your availability for work in Spring, Summer, and Fall 2018, and (c) whether you are interested in working for experience (volunteer), independent research credit or pay, and (d) if pay, whether you are work-study eligible.

  • Who we are

    A high-end consulting firm focused on the defense, government services, and aerospace markets. Our team provides corporate strategy, market entry and forecasting, mergers and acquisitions, and competitive intelligence services to global corporate, private equity, and investment banking clients.

    Why Renaissance Strategic Advisors

    We are a 35-person industry-focused team that successfully competes against some of the largest firms in the professional services market. We offer competitive compensation and upward mobility for those who prove they can excel in a demanding yet invigorating work environment. At Renaissance Strategic Advisors, we take professional development and mentoring seriously, as the following examples illustrate.

    • Each analyst is assigned a supervisor and is encouraged to select a mentor, guaranteeing that everyone receives individual grooming and partner interaction
    • Analysts typically participate in client meetings in order to give them insight into our value delivery model
    • We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial and apprentice-style culture that enables analysts to learn from the firm’s highly experienced group of senior consultants and senior advisors
    • Everyone takes part in growing and developing the firm. This means you’ll learn both advanced consulting tradecraft and how the “business” of consulting really works

    Who we look for

    We recruit at only top-tier undergraduate institutions. To be successful a candidate must demonstrate:

    • A passion for the aerospace, defense, and government services sectors
    • Strong analytical skills and comfort with complex quantitative analysis
    • Curiosity, energy, positivity and the ability to work in teams and under dynamic conditions

    Entry-level analysts will join a group of multi-disciplinary senior consultants with decades of experience in their respective disciplines. They will work alongside talented associates and managers to support RSAdvisors’ global client base. Daily activities will include primary and secondary source research, assembling and vetting budget and financial data and transforming it into usable information, as well as building client presentations. This high energy position will track, analyze and report on supply and demand-side issues that impact our clients’ strategies and create value.
    Critical requirements:

    • US citizenship and the ability to work in the Washington, DC area
    • Pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Engineering, Finance, General Business, National Security, Political Science, or Public Policy
    • Internship, work experience, or demonstrated interest in the aerospace, defense, aviation or government services sectors – OR – with a top investment bank, private equity or venture capital firm
    • 3.5 out of 4.0 minimum GPA
    • Strong acumen in writing for business and dealing face-to-face with clients
    • Application requirements include a CV/resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript

    If you wish to join the Renaissance Strategic Advisors team and believe that you have what it takes, please submit the documents listed above through your school’s online recruiting page and to internships@rsadvisors.com. For more information, please visit us on our web page at www.RSAdvisors.com.

  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the U.S. Department of Energy’s largest multi-program science and energy laboratory, with scientific and technical capabilities spanning the continuum from basic to applied research. These resources enable the Laboratory to tackle an exceptionally wide range of research and development assignments, from fundamental nuclear physics to applied R&D on advanced energy systems.

    As an educational participant, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at a world-class research facility that will directly benefit your career goals. Ten week summer programs with stipend, housing allowance, and travel reimbursement are available.

    Apply Online

 

Full-time and Part-time Positions

  • Fortify is a startup creating high-resolution composite additive manufacturing systems. We believe that innovating across advanced materials, hardware processes, and software is necessary to enable next generation manufacturing.

     

    Summary of Position

    Fortify is hiring passionate materials scientists and engineers to accelerate our development efforts. Join a fast-paced team that is creating an elegant product focused on expanding the boundaries of modern manufacturing.

     

    Fortify’s fluxprint process tightly integrates FEA software, 3D printing, magnetic fields, and advanced materials to create printed composites with optimized microstructures. As a data-driven materials scientist, you’ll be supercharging the development of advanced composite formulations, with an emphasis on building a pipeline for generating and analyzing data across materials and process performance. This position requires a good understanding of structure-property relations in materials as well as a strong data analysis background.

     

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Apply numerical methods to the development of high-performance composite materials
    • Build out a data pipeline for automatically generating data reports for a variety of key performance metrics
    • Develop data acquisition techniques for use in SLA/DLP 3D printing process
    • Apply DOE techniques to streamline development of key material formulations and processing parameters
    • Develop, functionalize, or modify filler material for improved processability and enhanced material properties

     

    Candidate Prerequisites

    • MS, Doctorate or equivalent degree/experience in Materials Science, Polymer Chemistry, Physics, or related field
    • Strong programming skills (Python preferred)
    • Experience or coursework in statistics and/or machine learning
    • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously to scope out new projects and execute on aggressive deadlines
    • Diligent and collaborative worker
    • Exceptional communication skills

     

    If you are interested in applying, or have questions regarding the opportunity, please send your resume to the hiring manager below.

     

    Hiring Manager: josh@3dfortify.com

  • Company Description

    Fortify is a startup creating high-resolution composite additive manufacturing systems. We believe that innovating across advanced materials, hardware processes, and software is necessary to enable next generation manufacturing.

     

    Summary of Position

    Fortify is hiring passionate materials scientists and engineers to accelerate our development efforts. Join a fast-paced team that is creating an elegant product focused on expanding the boundaries of modern manufacturing.

     

    Our fluxprint process tightly integrates FEA software, 3D printing, magnetic fields, and advanced materials to create printed composites with optimized microstructures. As a Materials Scientist, you’ll be working on advanced composite resins, with an emphasis on developing multi-functional particle additives as well as the discovery and development of advanced engineering resins. This position requires a good understanding of mechanical properties, surface chemistry, and polymer chemistry in order to develop best-in-class composite resins alongside some of the industry’s best polymer chemists. You will also work closely with the founding team, which works fluidly across materials, mechanical, electrical, and software disciplines.

     

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Develop cutting edge photoreactive resins that are able to be highly filled, optimizing for mechanical and thermal properties
    • Explore and develop state-of-the-art curing mechanisms (photo, thermal, cationic) for use in SLA/DLP 3D printing
    • Explore various filler materials and determine their effect on material properties
    • Develop, functionalize, or modify filler material for improved processability and enhanced material properties
    • Modify and enhance the rheology and stability of composite dispersions

     

    Candidate Prerequisites

    • Passionate and/or highly curious about 3D printing and composites
    • Doctorate or equivalent degree/experience in Materials Science, Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Physics, Chemical Engineering, or related field
    • Deep knowledge and experience in UV, thermal, and other polymer catalysis pathways
    • Diligent and collaborative worker who independently takes initiative to achieve company goals
    • Experience in coupling agents and surface chemistry modification
    • Flexible across multiple disciplines

     

    If you are interested in applying, or have questions regarding the opportunity, please send your resume to the hiring manager below.

     

    Hiring Manager: josh@3dfortify.com

  • We subscribe to the motto, “The brightest minds should work on world’s most challenging, important problems.” We are a well-funded, stealth mode startup working on high impact clean energy problems. Our fast growing, world class team is looking for the best hard technology developers to accelerate our effort. Scientific, engineering and technician backgrounds spanning physics, chemistry, materials, electrical, mechanical, optical, and software fields are of most interest. If you want to work on tough problems that can change the world and have fun while doing so, come join us!

    Initial Title:

    Electrochemist

    Responsibilities:

    • Lead the design, operation and analysis of electrochemical measurements toward our major objectives
    • Develop and test models in collaboration with modeling and theory colleagues to further our understanding and predictive capabilities
    • Develop new experimental apparatus incorporating electrochemical, mechanical and optical components
    • Supervise one junior scientist with the opportunity for additional personnel
    • Communicate results to team and senior leadership on a weekly basis

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • PhD in electrochemistry or equivalent experience
    • Excellent communication and time management skills
    • Broad and deep experience with electrochemical techniques (e.g. EIS, coulometry, cyclic voltammetry, rotating (ring) disc, scanning electrochemical microscopy, electrochemical AFM, potential interrupt, etc.)
    • Experience developing and testing steady-state electrochemical kinetic models
    • Experience with statistical data analysis (Python preferred)

    Preferred Additional Experience:

    • Experience directing (junior) scientist(s)
    • Experience designing, constructing and operating experimental apparatus with multichannel data acquisition
    • Experience working in closed loop with theory/modeling experts
    • Experience with SEM, XRD, AFM, confocal, XPS
    • Experience and demonstrated performance in a rapid pace environment

    Requirements:

    • Must submit to a background check
    • Must be authorized to work in the USA

    For more information or to Apply please contact:

    Jarred Freiberg <jarred@theery.com>

  • We subscribe to the motto, “The brightest minds should work on world’s most challenging, important problems.” We are a well-funded, stealth mode startup working on high impact clean energy problems. Our fast growing, world class team is looking for the best hard technology developers to accelerate our effort. Scientific, engineering and technician backgrounds spanning physics, chemistry, materials, electrical, mechanical, optical, and software fields are of most interest. If you want to work on tough problems that can change the world and have fun while doing so, come join us!

     

    Title:

    Laboratory Manager

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Manage the day-to-day operations of a highly advanced scientific laboratory
    • Work with research scientists to configure, procure, install and maintain scientific tools ranging from nanofabrication to characterization
    • Develop equipment layouts and facility design for new laboratory spaces including Class 100 cleanrooms
    • Evaluate requirements for laboratory facility needs (HVAC, electrical, gas distribution systems, chemical waste, etc.)
    • Work with the staff to develop facility EH&S policies, protocols, and documentation
    • Provide training and support for researchers using the instruments and facility
    • Work with research scientist on recipe development
    • Verbal and digital communication of progress on a daily and/or weekly basis
    • Support other projects and team members as needed

    Qualifications: 

    • M.S. or PhD (or equivalent) in a science or engineering discipline
    • 7+ years professional experience in research laboratories
    • Detail oriented and organized
    • Knowledge and experience with nanofabrication tools including e-beam evaporation, sputtering, ALD, dry etch, lithography, etc.
    • Knowledge and experience with characterization tools including SEM, EDS, EBDS, FIB (dual-beam), XRD, AFM, confocal, ellipsometry, TEM, XPS, etc.
    • Experience in laboratory design, construction and maintenance

    Requirements:

    • Must submit to a background check
    • Must be authorized to work in the USA

    *Not all qualifications are needed to apply

    For more information or to Apply please contact:

    Jarred Freiberg <jarred@theery.com>

  • We subscribe to the motto, “The brightest minds should work on world’s most challenging, important problems.” We are a well-funded, stealth mode startup working on high impact clean energy problems. Our fast growing, world class team is looking for the best hard technology developers to accelerate our effort. Scientific, engineering and technician backgrounds spanning physics, chemistry, materials, electrical, mechanical, optical, and software fields are of most interest. If you want to work on tough problems that can change the world and have fun while doing so, come join us!

    Title:

    Associate Characterization Scientist

    Responsibilities:
    • Provide routine & detailed SEM analysis supporting our device fabrication and processing pipeline, including material validation and process analysis
    • Provide support to Engineering with detailed material validation and failure analysis using available metrologies including SEM, EDS, XRD, Optical Microscopy, Profilometry
    • Work with research scientists to gather relevant data using available metrologies including SEM, EDS, XRD, Optical Microscopy, Profilometry
    • Work with Characterization Scientists to identify and implement new and appropriate metrologies which will support the company’s mission
    • Work on data analysis and detailed experimental records
    • Operate laboratory equipment independently
    • Clearly communicate requirements for novel scientific equipment to the engineering team
    • Verbal and digital communication of data and results on a daily and/or weekly basis
    • Maintain a clean and organized laboratory environment
    • Support other projects and team members as needed

    Qualifications*
    • BS or MS (or equivalent) in physics, chemistry, materials science or related field
    • 5+ years professional, academic or equivalent experience in a research environment
    • Technical proficiency in SEM & EDS is a must, x-ray techniques are a plus (XRD & XRR)
    • Detail oriented and organized
    • Excellent problem-solving skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Some programming experience is a plus (python, C++, etc.)

    Requirements
    • Must submit to a background check
    • Must be authorized to work in the USA

    *Not all qualifications are needed to apply

    For more information or to Apply please contact:

    Jarred Freiberg <jarred@theery.com>

  • We subscribe to the motto, “The brightest minds should work on world’s most challenging, important problems.” We are a well-funded, stealth mode startup working on high impact clean energy problems. Our fast growing, world class team is looking for the best hard technology developers to accelerate our effort. Scientific, engineering and technician backgrounds spanning physics, chemistry, materials, electrical, mechanical, optical, and software fields are of most interest. If you want to work on tough problems that can change the world and have fun while doing so, come join us!

    Title:
    Computational Research Scientist

    Responsibilities:
    • Lead our computational physics efforts using techniques such as density functional theory and molecular dynamics
    • Simulations will focus on electronic and thermal properties of materials
    • Develop potentials for new materials
    • Work with other research scientists to build connections between experimental and computational data
    • Verbal and digital communication of data and results on a daily and/or weekly basis
    • Support other projects and team members as needed

    Qualifications*
    • PhD (or equivalent) in physics, materials science, computer science or related field
    • 5+ years professional, academic or equivalent experience in a research environment
    • Detail oriented and organized
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Experience with quantum and condensed matter computational techniques such as Density Functional Theory (VASP, Quantum Espresso, Gaussian, etc.) and Molecular Dynamics
    (LAMMPS, etc.)
    • Experience in high performance computing
    • Proficient in python (numpy, scipy, pandas, matplotlib, opencv, etc.)

    Requirements
    • Must submit to a background check
    • Must be authorized to work in the USA

    *Not all qualifications are needed to apply

    For more information or to Apply please contact:

    Jarred Freiberg <jarred@theery.com>

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