Eqlipse Technologies

Polymer Scientist

Position Type
US-OH-Wright Patterson Air Force Base


BlueHalo has an opportunity available for a Research Scientist to join our collaborative multidisciplinary team at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The position focuses on basic and applied research projects involving development of novel polymeric and hybrid materials.


Primary research responsibilities will be to develop synthetic strategies and routes to produce polymer-grafted nanoparticles, primarily using polycarbosilanes, which are specialty polymers used in the synthesis of high-performance ceramics.  We are particularly interested in a highly motivated, adaptable, and capable individual with a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or related field. 


  • This position is working within a government facility and requires U.S. Citizenship
  • Ph.D. (or to be completed in next 6 mos.) in Polymer Chemistry, Chemistry, Materials Science & Engineering, Ceramic Engineering or a related field
  • Expertise in polymeric synthesis techniques
  • Ability to learn and develop new approaches and techniques
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • This position will require a self-motivated individual with good interpersonal skills and careful attention to details
  • Adaptable to varying program objectives


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in polymer or hybrid material synthesis, as evidenced by research publications in peer-reviewed journals and professional society conference presentations.
  • Prior experience in the synthesis of surface grafted polymers



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