Volt Workforce Solutions Lab Research Chemist/ Physicist/ Engineer in Maplewood, Minnesota

Lab Research Chemist/ Physicist/ Engineer in Maplewood, MN at Volt

Date Posted: 1/4/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Contingent

  • Location: Maplewood, MN

  • Job Type: Engineering Disciplines

  • Duration: 48 weeks

  • Date Posted: 1/4/2019

  • Job ID: 155862

  • Contact Name Volt Branch

  • Phone 651-464-3988

Job Description

Lab Research Chemist (12-month contract)

St. Paul, MN


Volt has partnered with a growing manufacturing company in search of a Lab Chemist! The person hired for the position of Polymer Chemist will have the opportunity to work with the Electronics and Energy Group Lab on projects related to optical films for next-generation display technology. This person will develop skills and gain work experience in a chemical lab environment.


  • Designing a robust experimental methodology for evaluation of formulations.

  • Evaluating and assisting with the design and synthesis of new materials.

  • Performing microscopic, thermal, optical, mechanical, rheological and spectroscopic measurements on experimental samples.

  • Keeping accurate records in laboratory notebook of the measurements performed.

  • Communicating results of testing in both written and oral form in a concise and efficient manner.

  • Utilizing Microsoft Office and other software to process and present data.


  • Completed a Bachelor of Science degree program from an accredited college or university in the field of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science or another research or engineering related discipline with an accredited university.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidate has completed at least one semester of a Master of Science degree or has already obtained a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science or another research or engineering-related discipline with an accredited university.

  • Proficiency with photopolymerizations and radiation-curable materials.

  • Overall cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).

  • Good organizational skills and ability to communicate clearly in written form.

  • At least a semester of organic chemistry, or experience in an organic or polymer chemistry lab.

  • Experience with polymer characterization equipment.

  • Proficiency in Minitab, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer

In order to promote this harmony in the workplace and to obey the laws related to employment, Volt maintains a strong commitment to equal employment opportunity without unlawful regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or parental status, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.