Research Scientist/ Sr. Research Scientist

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Job Title:
Research Scientist/ Sr. Research Scientist

Starting salary will be commensurate with experience.

Company Profile:
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is an independent, nonprofit,
applied engineering and physical sciences research and development
organization dedicated to technology development and transfer.  SwRI
occupies 1,200 acres in San Antonio, Texas. Approximately 2,700
employees work in more than 1.7 million square feet of laboratories,
offices, and workshops. Program development offices are located in
Houston, Detroit, and Washington, D.C. Research volume in 1998 reached
$300 million.  Net income is applied to Institute-sponsored research,
advanced scientific equipment, and new facilities.  SwRI conducts R&D
projects for an even mix of private industries and government
agencies.  Industrial clients range from small manufacturers to blue
chip corporations, in the U.S. and abroad.

Job Description:
	If you are interested in a dynamic research and development (R
& D) company with a relaxed and fun environment, this is the place for
you.  The potential is here.  Come grow with a team of highly motivated
professionals.  We have the following Research Scientist/ Senior
Research Scientist full time, permanent position available.
	You will plan, perform, conduct and promote R & D in the areas
of biomaterials and polymer chemistry by performing duties
independently and as part of a team. You will develop, execute, present
and promote new and existing projects in the biomaterials and polymer
chemistry fields.  You are required to travel 10-20% of the time.  Your
superior problem-solving and leadership skills will be used to manage
personal research projects and phases of other projects.  In addition,
you will plan and oversee experiments and materials characterization
while working in the materials chemistry and materials processing
laboratories.  Other responsibilities include communicating with
clients and subcontractors within and outside the organization.  You
will also have the opportunity to work with personnel throughout the
Institute on interdisciplinary projects.
The position requires that you have excellent oral communication skills
to present and interact effectively with clients and co-workers. Your
outstanding written skills will be put to use when writing proposals
and technical papers.
This exciting opportunity exists for a chemist or materials scientist
with expertise in polymer chemistry and biomaterials.  The best
candidate must have hands-on experience in synthesis, processing, and
characterization in polymer chemistry and must be familiar with
biomaterials.  Your experience in chromatography (HPLC, GC, GC/MS,
GPC), spectroscopy (FTIR, Raman, NMR, UV/Vis), and microscopy (light,
SEM, TEM) will be a great benefit when characterizing materials.
General knowledge in biology and toxicology is a plus.

Education level required:
M.S. or Ph.D. in chemistry or materials science with an emphasis in
polymer chemistry and/or biomaterials is required for this position.

A wide range of benefits are available to you as an employee of
Southwest Research Institute which include medical, dental, and vision
care plans; relocation programs; retirement program; life and
disability income insurance; paid time-off programs; and other health
and welfare programs.

Contact Information:
If you are interested in this position, please fax or email your resume
to the attention of:
Mr. Michael A. Miller
Manager, Materials Development
Department of Materials Engineering
6220 Culebra Rd. Bldg. 128
San Antonio, Texas 78228
Fax: 210-522-6220
Email: mmiller at

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