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Instrumentation Scientist (Auburn Hills, MI)

Job Details

Full Time

DIVISION:                     Rigaku Innovative Technologies (Auburn Hills, MI)

 POSITION:                    Instrumentation Scientist

 REPORTS TO:              Director of Instrumentation


Job Summary:

Rigaku Innovative Technologies, Inc. (RIT) is looking for an Instrumentation Scientist for its R&D department to provide technical support and assist in developing new products and technologies.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.

Technical Skills:

  • Good understanding of the theory of x-ray diffraction and x-ray fluorescence.
  • Good understanding of opto-mechanical design. The knowledge related to the design of x-ray optics and instruments is a plus.
  • Good knowledge of traditional optical technologies.
  • Strong modeling capability, both establishing physical models and mathematical models.
  • Strong hands-on capability and experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in device/instrument development. Knowledge and experience in the development of x-ray optics are desirable.  Should be able to demonstrate past success in the development of devices/instruments.
  • Principle driven, attention to details, result oriented, and strong work ethic.
  • Provide innovative solutions in developing new products and new technologies, especially products and technologies related to x-ray optics and x-ray instruments.
  • Manage development projects, including working with other departments, especially Coating Department and Engineering Department.
  • Support Sales and Marketing department by providing technical support to sales activities and marketing activities.
  • Provide technical support to production activities.

 Education and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in physics, applied physics, material, or the fields with emphasis in physical science and engineering.
  • The position is available at different proficiency levels.  The offer depends on qualification.

 Physical Requirements: 

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Excellent written and spoken English is necessary.

Must be able to meet minimum qualifications to apply.

Rigaku offers a rewarding work environment and excellent benefits. All applicants are kept in strict confidence. Benefits package including Health, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, Life insurance, section 125 flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan and more. Rigaku is an EEO/AA Employer Disabled/Veteran. Applicants must be able to prove they can legally work in the US.