Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
The Physics Department of the Naval Postgraduate School invites applications for a research associate position with experience in polymers, solid rocket motors, and energetic material formulations. Applicants must have hands-on experience with lab-scale synthesis and testing of polymer systems commonly used in solid rocket motors. Applicants should possess a graduate degree in Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, or similar field (PhD preferred) and show a history of work in areas closely aligned with the topics above.
The Physics Department is part of the Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, which has a long history of excellence in the areas of weapons physics, in which it has active research programs. This position would support existing research programs in weapons and propellants as well as the NPS Advanced Gun Facility and related impact test facilities.
An earned graduate degree in materials science, chemistry, physics or related engineering field; a Ph.D. is preferred.
Experience with Navy solid rocket motor formulations, in particular with their polymeric binder systems.
Experience in lab-scale synthesis and testing of polymers.
Must have or be eligible for a Secret clearance or higher.
U.S. citizenship required.
Several years of prior experience in Department of Defense-related laboratories is highly desirable.
A letter of application including CV, statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of three or more references should be sent by January 5, 2018 to:
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position will remain open until filled.
Full Time Telework will not be offered.
NOTE: IF YOU ARE A VETERAN, you are strongly encouraged to: Identify your Veterans’ Preference on your resume or elsewhere in your application package (type of preference, dates of service, date of VA letter, character of service, etc…)
The Naval Postgraduate School is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about NPS, please refer to the website at http://www.nps.edu
Internal Number: 760
About Naval Postgraduate School
The mission of the Naval Postgraduate School is to provide relevant and unique advanced education and research programs to increase the combat effectiveness of commissioned officers of the Naval Service to enhance the security of the United States. In support of the foregoing, and to sustain academic excellence, NPS and the DON foster and encourage a program of relevant and meritorious research which both supports the needs of Navy and Department of Defense while building the intellectual capital of Naval Postgraduate School faculty.