Member of Technical Staff - Electrochemist

Full Time

    Job Description

    The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

    At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

    Aerospace is looking to support our customers in cutting edge applied research and development programs and is in need of a scientist with an electrochemistry background. The ideal candidate will have education, training, or experience with physical, electrochemical, and/or material characterization techniques. The candidate will fundamentally understand electrochemistry, working mechanisms of fuel cells and electrolysis, fluid dynamics, and/or transport phenomena. The candidate must be highly self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced environment. This opportunity provides an exceptional chance at career growth and potential future leadership opportunities.

    This is a full-time position based in Cleveland, Ohio. This position will for an average of 3 days of in-office work and 2 days of teleworking

    What You'll Be Doing
    • Characterize novel fuel cell (FC) and electrolyzer (EZ) prototypes and explore innovative approaches to further improve system performance.
    • Work with an experienced engineering team to design, characterize, assemble, and test multiple types of FC and EZ systems.
    • Develop an expert knowledge of FC and EZ stacks and balance of plant required to operate in a space (pure oxygen) environment as well as atmospheric environments.
    • Support customer efforts in coordination with FC / EZ original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to scale up FC and EZ stacks from single-cell to multi-cell stacks for advanced prototyping and potential flight systems.
    • Advise OEMs and flight customers of the unique requirements for FC and EZ systems in a spaceflight environment. Collaborate with internal and external teams to advance current research portfolio.
    • Prepare technical documents including publications, patents, proposals, SOPs, technical reports and other relevant documentation.
    • Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned as needed

    What You Need to be Successful

    Minimum Requirements:
    • Bachelors' Degree in chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering or other relevant discipline.
    • 2 or more years of increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience, including experience in a systems engineering and/or program management environment
    • Fundamental understanding of electrochemistry, working mechanisms of fuel cells and electrolysis, fluid dynamics, and/or transport phenomena.
    • Ability to take direction from senior technical experts and program management, recognize key deliverables and deadlines, and independently manage your own schedule and work to successfully accomplish the required tasks as expected.
    • Ability to guide technicians in performance of their duties to accomplish overall team objectives.
    • Ability to concisely communicate key status updates to engineering team and customer leadership team.
    • The position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. US citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

    How You Can Stand Out

    It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
    • Advanced degree in chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, or other relevant discipline.
    • Experience working with FC or EZ design, characterization, assembly, and/or testing.
    • Hands-on experience in fabrication of electrolyzers or fuel cells.
    • Experience developing and maintaining a detailed project plan and manage multiple tasks.

    Ways We Reward Our Employees

    During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

    Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:
    • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
    • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
    • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
    • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
    • Relocation assistance
    • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
    • Education assistance programs
    • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

    We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

    Equal Opportunity Commitment

    The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at . You can also review Know Your Rights : Workplace Discrimination is Illegal , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .
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