Key Competencies * Analytical Thinking * Integrity * Attention to Detail * Initiative * Innovation * Persistence * Achievement/Effort * Dependability * Independence * Adaptability/Flexibility
Representative Tasks * Conduct research on the structures and properties of materials, such as metals, alloys, polymers, and ceramics, to obtain information that could be used to develop new products or enhance existing ones. * Prepare reports, manuscripts, proposals, and technical manuals for use by other scientists and requestors, such as sponsors and customers. * Perform experiments and computer modeling to study the nature, structure, and physical and chemical properties of metals and their alloys, and their responses to applied forces.
IndustryManufacturing, Professional Scientific & Technical Services, Management of Companies & Enterprises, Educational Services,
Job Family Life, Physical, and Social Science
Sample Job Titles Accelerator Systems Director, Material Scientist, Materials Scientist, Metal Alloy Scientist, Micro Electrical/Mechanical Systems Device Scientist (MEMS Device Scientist), Nanotechnologist, Plastics Scientist, Polymer Materials Consultant, Polymer Specialist, Research and Development Scientist (R and D Scientist), Research Scientist, Senior Materials Scientist, Staff Research Scientist, Staff Scientist, Technology Officer, Vice President Research.