Job Title: Product Research Scientist

Job Number: 33192

Location: 770 Harris St Charlottesville, VA 22903

Job Description

As a Product Research Scientist, your primary responsibility will be to conduct the design, building, testing, and troubleshooting of prototypes of new BrightSpec product offerings, as well as new components and subassemblies within those products. Working closely with the CTO, but also with the Science, Product Development, and Software teams, you will play a central role in the execution of the company’s new product pipeline strategy. The individual should possess and maintain an expert-level knowledge of molecular rotational resonance (MRR) spectroscopy instrumentation design and theory, and be able to communicate high-level instrument functional requirements with other BrightSpec teams, as well as with external consultants. Strong research skills, as well as the discipline and organization to prioritize work to deliver needed results within time and budget constraints, are a must. Additionally, given this individual’s expertise in both the theoretical and practical aspects of MRR spectroscopy, support in measuring laboratory samples, and in defining and optimizing theoretical and experimental user workflows, may be needed. This individual will be based at the BrightSpec Charlottesville, VA research facility, though occasional travel to customer sites and to the BrightSpec facility in Natick, MA may be necessary.


Required Skills

  • PhD or equivalent degree in chemistry, chemical physics, or related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in the design and assessment of new instrumentation designs in molecular rotational resonance / microwave spectroscopy for chemical analysis.
  • Strong working knowledge of components involved in MRR instrumentation, including signal generation and detection, amplifiers, and other passive and active components utilized in these instrument designs.
  • Proficiency in writing detailed, well-organized, easy-to-understand research reports, work instructions, and other documentation.


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