Materia Inc
  • 12-Nov-2017 to 31-Jan-2018 (PST)
  • Materials RD
  • Pasadena, CA, USA
  • Full Time

Products at Materia

From facilitating extraction of oil and gas reserves in high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) environments, to enabling the world's largest biorefinery, to aiding discovery and production of a hepatitis C cure, our technology enables solutions that revolutionize businesses.

Next Generation Products

With Nobel Prize-winning catalyst technology, game-changing polymers, and unmatched metathesis expertise, Materia is leading the way in commercial innovation.

Materia is looking for a Materials Engineer for its Pasadena, CA location.

The Materials Engineer within the Materials R&D Group performs a range of technical tasks using experimental techniques, computational tools, and polymer thermoset knowledge in support of the development of new thermoset/polymer products under the direction and supervision of more senior level employees.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the execution of complex and overlapping technical work plans related to the development of new products related to thermoset resin formulations by working closely with colleagues
  • Utilize engineering approaches combined with chemistry knowledge to support the efficient development of new polymeric materials including thermosets resins, reactive adhesives, and composites resins
  • Perform experimental work to identify thermoset / polymer formulations suitable for various processing such as coating, prepreg, and resin transfer molding
  • Leverage computational tools related to Design of Experiment and data analysis / visualization to maximize efficiency of experimentation in the group
  • Maintain careful records, produce reports and other documents with moderate supervision to meet technology dissemination, patent protection, and/or quality control needs
  • Perform other R&D tasks that may be required to support product development efforts and/or customer needs
  • Lead by example in maintaining laboratory organization, cleanliness, and safety

Position Requirements:

  • 5 to 10 years of experience in formulation chemistry or polymer product development for target markets of aerospace, electronic / dielectric materials, specialty adhesives, or other high performance applications
  • Demonstrated experience in solving problems using combination of computational and experimental approaches using a broad range of thermoset chemistries
  • Compliance with safety procedures and practices
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good time management and logistics skills


  • Bachelor's Degree in chemical engineering, materials engineering or similar discipline
  • Ph.D. or equivalent experience in independent research is preferred
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