Sunnyvale, CA Full Time 2 weeks ago
• B.S degree in Material Science, Mechanical / Chemical Engineering and/or related disciplines • Willingness to work on cutting-edge materials research and to develop innovative solutions to challenging open-ended technical problems • At least 2 years track record of research and development in an academic / industrial setting
Job summary
Our team is part of Amazon’s innovation incubator and is a central place for the development of new and novel ideas, from prototype phase to market. Products that have successfully incubated and launched are Amazon Care, Comprehend Medical, Echo Frames, Amazon Explore and Amazon Glow. We are looking for deep thinkers, innovators and technical entrepreneurial leaders to join our emerging product development as we embark on building the next big idea!

Here at Amazon, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Work/life Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

Key job responsibilities
The Material Scientist/Engineer will serve as one of the key team members specializing in new material synthesis at the advanced materials facility.
They will work in an agile, fast-paced and startup-like environment on projects that will have a profound impact on the world.

Key responsibilities:

  • Conduct lab-scale synthesis of organometallic compounds and analyze characterization data to inform future materials design
  • Maintain and manage lab-based equipment for material synthesis and characterization
  • Set-up and support small-scale materials processing experiments
  • Support cross-functional product development teams to design new developments, write research proposals, and communicate results.
  • Document Standard Operating Procedures for synthesis, formulation, and testing.

• M.S or Ph.D degree in Material Science, Mechanical / Chemical Engineering and/or related discipline • Experience with synthesis of organometallic compounds • Ability to work in a chemistry laboratory in accordance with global EHS rules as well as local regulations. • Proven track record of taking ownership and driving results • Ability to deliver initiatives from conception through completion • Curiosity to dig several layers deep into technical solutions with an eye toward continuous improvement • Passion for driving radical innovations and are passionate about building things from the ground up • Knowledge of molecular modelling software is an advantage • Knowledge of intellectual property applications is an advantage Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit
  • Company: Services LLC
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  • Posting Date:
    11th May 2022
  • Valid through:
    11th Jun 2022
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