Chemist II

Golden, CO
Full Time
Mid Level
TDA Research is an established research and development firm located outside Denver, Colorado with offices in Wheat Ridge and Golden. We have a staff of 100+ mainly engineers and scientists who develop cutting edge chemical processes, materials, and hardware for customers in the defense, aerospace, energy and chemical industries. We rely on a high level of technical competence and efficiency within our team and look for motivated, talented, and skilled innovators to join us in developing advanced solutions.

TDA is seeking a highly qualified R&D Chemist II with a passion for developing advanced technologies and translating them into real-world applications. This position works within an interdisciplinary group developing innovative coatings and corrosion inhibitors. They will be expected to be able to operate independently to complete challenging assignments, and interface with other research teams. Staff are expected to work on several projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment. Therefore, flexibility and an ability to learn new techniques quickly are essential.

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Formulate and apply coatings
  • Synthesize corrosion inhibitors
  • Evaluate corrosion resistance through electrochemical techniques
  • Testing coating physical properties
  • Materials characterization
  • Data analysis
  • Document work through presentations and written summaries
  • Other duties as assigned
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, or related discipline
  • 2-4 years of experience post-degree advanced technology-related R&D
  • Lab experience, particularly in wet chemistry, electrochemistry, corrosion, paints/coatings, or polymers
  • Experience working with hazardous materials, such as compressed gases, cryogenic liquids, acids, bases, oxidizers, or solvents
  • A willingness and interest in expanding into new skill sets and research fields
  • Strong work ethic and independently motivated
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to deliver high quality work under tight deadlines
  • Excellent records keeping
  • Excellent chemical hygiene practices
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Experience with analytical instrumentation: electrochemical methods, EIS, FTIR, UV-Vis, LC, GC, mass spectroscopy, SEM-EDX, XRD, microscopy, etc.
  • Experience in performing background scientific literature searches and applying concepts/ideas found in literature
  • Experience in data interpretation, analysis, and reporting
Physical Demands:
  • Lift 40 pounds
  • Sit, stand, or kneel for extended periods of time
  • Ascend and descend stairs and ladders
  • May require ability to use dust mask or respirator, fitting requires no facial hair
No sponsorship or relocation is available for this position.

Annual salary range: $72,000 to $85,000 with the complete benefits package.

In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, actual compensation is subject to variation due to factors as education, experience, skill set, and/or location.

TDA Research, Inc. offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance/STD/LTD, 401K plan with employer match and a generous amount of paid time off.

If you would like to request assistance with the application or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact [email protected].

TDA Research, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Females / Minority / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity / Religion / National Origin.
To view our Equal Opportunity Statement, please visit the TDA Careers Page.

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