Associate Scientist

Aerodyne Research, Inc.

Billerica, MA

Job posting number: #7083972

Posted: August 26, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Aerodyne Research, Inc. (ARI), a small research and development company, has been providing R&D services and advanced instrument and software products to industrial, academic and government customers addressing national and international environmental, energy and defense challenges for 50 years.

We are currently seeking an Associate Scientist to join our Center for Aerosol and Cloud Chemistry (CACC). This position is based in Billerica, MA, USA and is laboratory based. The successful candidate will work with top scientists in atmospheric chemistry and geoscience on research projects and instrument development.
The successful candidate will test, deliver, deploy, and support mass spectrometers for environmental field research, and eventually manage this process as their own. This is a customer-facing position, and the ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, enjoy working with people, and gain satisfaction from helping other scientists solve research problems. We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated individual who will fix issues when they see them and take on roles as needed. The position is well suited to someone who has an interest in environmental science and would like to contribute to research and understanding of climate change and air pollution.
The job has flexibility with hours and enables maintaining a balanced life. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.


• Commission, test, and arrange delivery of scientific equipment to customers around the world
• Keep meticulous records of instrument performance and issues to enable R&D improvements and prompt
resolution of service issues
• Keep our lab and demo equipment in good working order. This includes gas chromatographs, state-of-the-art time-
of-flight mass spectrometers, and ionization sources
• Train top scientists around the world how to use Aerodyne instrumentation and accomplish their research goals
• Coordinate and organize customer support for instruments after delivery by tracking issues and enlisting other
Aerodyne scientists
• Participate in occasional field campaigns and run instruments during laboratory experiments

Minimum Requirements:

• Willing and able to travel up to 10 weeks a year for domestic and international trainings and occasional field work
• Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
• Bachelor’s or master’s degree in physical science, or related experience
• Experience with sophisticated scientific instrumentation
• Mechanical aptitude and working knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems

Desired Skills:
• Programming skills in C++, MATLAB, Igor Pro, R, LabView, or similar language
• Experience working in countries outside of the United States

We offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefit programs, including an ESOP. Please send your resume and salary requirements in confidence to

We are an equal opportunity employer/veterans/disability.

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