Sr. Research Scientist

Peak Nano is focused on developing and delivering innovative, disruptive solutions to the Capacitor Film market. Peak Nano has an immediate opening for a Sr. Research Scientist for its Peak Nano Film (PNF) business unit. This problem-solving scientist will report directly to the Chief Science Officer. The Sr. Research Scientist will be responsible for ideation, formulation, and overseeing execution of polymer product development programs to both grow and support Peak Nano’s business in targeted and new markets. The ideal candidate would have a strong background in polymer material science, new product development, polymeric materials characterization, and a minimum working knowledge of various polymeric processing techniques. Located at the Peak Nano facilities in Valley View, Ohio the Sr. Research Scientist will assume responsibility for research products supporting core development of new and leveraged thin multi-layered cast polymer film technology. The Sr. Research Scientist will work closely with Peak Nano Manufacturing, Science, and Sales team to ensure fundamentally differentiated products are identified, explored, and matured toward market introduction. Additional responsibilities include selection of polymeric materials for multi-layered cast films, identification and development of materials characterization techniques, oversight of film sample creation, evaluation of new capital opportunities related to multi-layered production and characterization, interaction with external customers and oversite of project management, and networking to evaluate and bring new technology and capabilities to Peak Nano enabling investigation of next generation products.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead targeted layered polymeric material development projects and a small project team to resolve technical challenges.
  • Fundamental understanding of polymer structure-property relationships for leading development roadmap to evaluate new technologies and materials.
  • Serve on multi-disciplinary project teams to collaborate, provide technical input, and deliver results aligned with team deliverables
  • Develop and implement technical solutions through hands-on experimentation / problem-solving of technical issues
  • Work seamlessly with other groups, business partners, and customers to assist in scale-up new technology
  • Push boundaries to develop an understanding of the relationship between process and product performance.
  • Consistently apply the Scientific Method in the planning and execution of experimental plans and problem solving to resolve Scientising concerns.
  • Formulate hypotheses and develop experimental plans to test hypotheses.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate use of statistical tools to solve complex problems.
  • Understand and implement appropriate EH&S standards, policies, and procedures applicable to operation of an extrusion line. Lead by example in safety behaviors by promoting safe work habits.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years’ experience in polymeric material science related fields, ideally holding experience in extruded film, multi-layered products, or related fields
  • Ability to successfully partner with team members and stakeholders from multiple backgrounds.
  • Fundamental knowledge of polymer material science structure-property relationships, polymer rheology, film extrusion and film mechanical and transport properties.
  • A track record of delivering quality technical solutions
  • Ability to work independently and drive projects to completion.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about polymer material science and thin film applications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in polymer (multi-layered) product development
  • Materials testing and characterization experience
  • New product scale-up and commercialization experience
  • Design of Experiments knowledge
  • Project management experience directing small teams (1-2 Scientists or technicians)


Bachelor’s degree (+8 years) in Materials Science, Plastic Scientising, Mechanical Scientising, Chemical Scientising or advanced degree (Master’s degree or PhD -preferred).

About Peak Nano

You don’t want to match your competition. You want to set a new industry standard. For that, you need a new kind of partner. Peak Nano is all about disruption.

We help industry-leading companies rewrite the rules and chart a new path forward—on a journey powered by nanotechnology. For big names ready to think bigger, nanotechnology is the new frontier. And Peak Nano will guide the way—with sound strategy, and real results.

We’re the people who take nanotechnology out of the lab and make sense of it for your business. You can’t shatter realities with theory alone. For us, it’s making it real that matters.

Peak Nano Offers:

  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits
  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others
  • Peak Nano is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


To be considered for this opportunity, please send your resumé to [email protected].