Engineering Research Associate

  • Location
    Rancho Cucamonga, California
  • Salary
    $ 30 - $ 35 / Hour
  • Category
    Engineering - Chemical

Adecco is currently assisting one of our clients in Azusa, CA looking for a Research Associate for their Engineering group.  This position is a temp position for 3 months, can go longer if needed for the right candidate. Please review the details below and if you meet the qualifications listed, please Apply Now!

Responsibilities for this Research Associate position include, but are not limited to:

  • A graduate degree (MS or PhD) in chemical engineering, polymer science, materials science, or related fields. 
  • Extensive experimental and theoretical knowledge of heat and mass transfer phenomena occurring during the drying and curing of polymeric solutions and mixtures.
  • Detailed understanding of polymer-solvent phase equilibria, multicomponent species diffusion, and reaction kinetics and their application to drying and curing processes.  
  • Strong mathematical skills in analytical and numerical solution to partial differential equations with focus on heat, mass, and momentum transfer and reaction kinetics in polymeric materials.
  • Excellent computer programming skills for modeling and simulation of physical/chemical phenomena.
  • Great knowledge of laboratory instruments used in polymer science, chemistry, materials science, engineering, and related fields (such as chromatograph, spectrometer, rheometer …).
  • Knowledge of custom-laboratory instrument design and integration is preferred.
  • Creativity and analytical thinking, as demonstrated by previous accomplishments and experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to both summarize critical results and to write in-depth technical reports.
  • To be considered for this Research Associate position, you should:

  • Develop a detailed physical model and understanding of heat and mass transfer processes and reaction kinetics in multicomponent polymeric systems (for example drying and curing processes) encountered in industrial production lines.
  • Perform laboratory and/or pilot experiments to obtain the relevant parameters needed to describe the transport processes (drying and curing) in polymeric formulations.
  • Set up new experiments and construct custom-made instruments in order to study multiphysics phenomena in polymers.
  • Use the computer programs and the data obtained from experiments to predict the performance of the industrial production lines.
  • Collaborate with various divisions and assist them in optimizing their current product lines using the developed computer simulation software.
  • Work with product development teams from R&D and optimize material formulation that provides the target product performance. 
  • Responsible for safe operation and experimentation in the laboratory.

    What's in this for you?

  • Pay rate $30/hour - $35/hour, depending on experience
  • Weekly Pay – you receive a paycheck every week you work
  • Comprehensive benefits after 1 week – medical, dental, vision, options available

    Click on Apply Now to be considered for this Research Associate position in Azusa, CA or any related opportunities with Adecco.

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