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Aerotek Research Associate in Emeryville, California


The Research Associate will support a materials characterization lab by performing high quality testing in a variety of measurement areas. She/he should be familiar with polymer properties, thermal, optical, and mechanical characterization. Responsibilities will include sample preparation, instrument calibration and maintenance, and report generation.


Materials characterization, thermal characterization, Universal Tester, polymer chemistry, material science

Top Skills Details:

Materials characterization, thermal characterization, experience with Universal Tester

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

• Bachelor degree in Polymer Chemistry/Engineering, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, or related field OR >3 years of experience with aforementioned techniques in an industrial setting • Hands-on experience in with TA Discovery series and Instron® equipment preferred. • Experienced with sample preparation of plastic films and other solid samples. • Familiarity with SEC/GPC and/or rheology a plus.

Experience Level:

Intermediate Level

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.