Materials Research Scientist

Modern Meadow

Modern Meadow

Nutley, NJ, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 6, 2024

At Modern Meadow (MM) we are harnessing the power of design, biology and material science to produce high performing, sustainable, and scalable bio-based products. At the intersection of biotechnology and material science, we design solutions for the way we want the world to perform. We are pioneers of bio fabrication, building with biology. Because we have introduced a more effective, more responsible, and readily available supply, we are shifting demand away from extractive practices and toward a sustainable bioeconomy.

We are looking for a skilled Research Scientist to join our Materials Science team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the research and development of our polymer materials.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Apply principles and know-how from polymer science and materials fabrication to understand structure / property relationships
  • Independently design, conduct and analyze experiments
  • Develop new formulations for improved performance and reduced cost by sourcing and screening alternative raw ingredients
  • Perform cost-performance analysis for various formulations developed
  • Keep a pulse on new commercial product offerings that may be of benefit to our technology platforms.
  • Regularly communicate externally with vendors to understand new commercial product offerings, procure samples, and evaluate at lab-scale in our technologies
  • Communicate results, conclusions and recommendations to colleagues and leadership
  • Acquire and maintain relevant technical expertise in material science, polymer characterization and biomaterials
  • Mentor research associates and work closely with other researchers in the group

Experience, Skills & Knowledge:

  • Advanced degree in Materials Science and Engineering or Polymer Science
  • 6-8 years of experience in polymer materials, polymer physics, morphology and rheology
  • The candidates should have a thorough understanding of structure/property relationships of materials
  • Ability to mentor researchers and lead a research project independently
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Goal oriented, motivated, and ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with processing polymer films and coatings for textile applications (nice to have)
  • Experience with formulation development for polymer coatings systems (nice to have)

What we offer:

We believe in investing in our employees’ wellbeing and professional growth a Modern Meadow and are pleased to offer comprehensive benefits for the total health of our organization including:

  • Competitive compensation that includes equity
  • Retirement planning (401k Matching)
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Winter Break (Company observed reset and recharge, final week of the year)
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Comprehensive benefit plans covering medical, dental, vision, life, and disability
  • Bi-monthly learning blocks to reinvest in your development utilizing LinkedIn Learning or other job specific programs
  • Identity Theft and Legal services (LifeLock and LegalShield)
  • Family services that include fertility benefits and equal paid parental leave
  • Collaborative, transparent, and inclusive culture with monthly engagement activities and programs

Details of these benefit plans will be provided if a candidate receives an offer of employment.

Modern Meadow is an equal opportunity employer.
In accordance with anti-discrimination law, we prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.