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Sr Research Scientist

Job Number: 1000009

Job Type: Full Time, Salary

Location: Valley View, OH – Onsite

About Peak Nano

Peak is a US-based, AI-driven technology company that uses nanotechnology to solve macro-level global challenges. Our engineers and researchers are developing solutions for advanced optics, aerospace, life sciences, and other industrial solutions. We are the leader in applying artificial intelligence to design and optimize reusable polymers to make the world a safer and more sustainable place. We help enable and protect people, national defense, and the planet.


Reporting directly to the Chief Science Officer, Peak Nano’s Sr. Research Scientist will be responsible for ideation, formulation, and overseeing execution of polymer product development programs to both grow and support Peak’s business in targeted and new markets. The ideal candidate would have a strong background in polymer material science, new product development and launch, 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.

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 concerns.

  • Formulate hypotheses and develop experimental plans to test hypotheses.

  • Demonstrate the appropriate use of statistical tools to solve complex problems.

  • Lead by example in exhibiting appropriate safety and EH&S behaviors by promoting safe work habits.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Materials Science or related field

  • 8+ years’ experience in polymeric material science related fields

  • Experience with cast or blown extrusion of film and/or applications

  • Fundamental knowledge of polymer material science structure-property relationships, polymer rheology, film extrusion and film mechanical and transport properties

  • US Citizenship

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Materials Science or Engineering or related field

  • Experience in extruded, multi-layered products, or related fields

  • Experience in polymetric mechanical, thermal, transport, optical, and/or electrical materials testing and characterization

  • New product scale-up and commercialization experience

  • Design of Experiments knowledge

  • Project management experience directing small teams (1-2 Scientists or technicians)

To be considered for this opportunity, please send your resumé to with the Subject Line ‘Sr. Research Scientist’.