Analytical Surface Scientist

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HP's Analytical & Development Labs (ADL) is chartered to apply a broad set of analytical expertise and capabilities to assist partners and programs in the development of materials, device, ink, fluids for print-head technologies and products of interest to HP. ADL is in the unique position to apply its science and engineering talents to a broad swath of HP's diverse markets spanning core printing to emerging microfluidics and 3D printing markets.

The Analytical Surface Scientist will be part of the ADL team contributing technical knowledge and hands-on analytical expertise in surface chemical analysis in order to solve problems and accelerate learning cycles for product research and development.

Description of role:

The Analytical Surface Scientist will be responsible for sample preparation, instrument operation, and the interpretation of collected data. The successful applicant will partner with internal customers to understand their analytical needs, as well as provide reports which detail the experimental results and provide insight with relevant context for the customer's engineering application. The scientist will also collaborate within the group to identify the most effective means of meeting customer needs. This position will involve the analysis of a wide range of materials within multiple contexts pertaining to inkjet printing, 3D printing, and other microfluidics applications.

This position will involve working with other engineers, and may involve the direction and/or mentorship of technicians within the laboratory. The successful applicant should demonstrate strong collaborative and communication skills, as well as an attention to detail for task execution and project management. Occasional travel to HP partner sites, vendors, and conferences may occur (5% or less).


BS, MS or PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, or related field; including 2+ years of hands-on experience with one or more surface chemical analysis techniques (XPS, AES, SSIMS, etc.).

Knowledge of sample preparation and handling of samples for surface chemical analysis. Understanding of chemistry and physics behind surface analytical methods.

Experience with the analysis of a broad range of material types by surface chemical analysis.

Conversance in a wide range of analytical methods


Experience with two or more of the above techniques

Experience with other surface science instruments

Knowledge of semiconductor thin film processing and characterization

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