Materials Scientist: Researches and studies the structures and chemical properties of materials to develop new products or enhance existing products. Heads scientific studies for understanding, characterizing, and developing materials leading to potential uses for the benefit of science and emerging technologies. Excludes paraprofessional positions. Oversees programs for studying structures and properties of various materials, such as metals, alloys, ceramics, semiconductors, and polymers to obtain research data. Plans experimental laboratory production of materials having special characteristics to confirm feasibility of processes and techniques for potential users. Prepares reports of materials studies for information of other scientists and requesters. May guide technical staff engaged in developing materials for specific use in projected product or device. [-] Less
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