Development Associate - R&D
PRAXAIR - Indianapolis, IN

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Praxair Surface Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 300 company and world leader in surface enhancement technologies, has an outstanding opportunity for a Development Associate working in PST's Corporate Research and Development Center in Indianapolis.

This person's primary responsibility will be in the area of high temperature coatings to resist wear, oxidation and corrosion in severe environments, e.g. gas turbine engines for aviation and power generation. Including the development of low thermal conductivity material systems and optimization of the product life. Also, understanding high temperature ternary systems and the resulting phase transformations and potential detrimental formations. The successful candidate will apply in-depth professional knowledge to solve problems; will develop models to address specific business needs and problems; will present findings and make recommendations to internal and or external clients; will champion new ideas; and serve as a resource for other engineers and scientists.


Ph.D. in Materials Science Engineering with graduate work (thesis) on Advanced High Temperature Materials, plus one (1) year of experience in the job offered or as a Research Appointee, research Associate, Graduate assistant, or related.

Must have experience with Ni and/or Co-based alloys (especially bond coat materials like MCrAlYs) and Thermal Barrier Coatings, TBC, (materials like yttria stabilized zirconia, YSZ).

PST is also a supplier which abides by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). As such, persons considered for this position must be either a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident (green card holder) or otherwise classifiable as a U.S. person under relevant ITAR regulations.

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Jan 31, 2013

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Feb 28, 2013

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Praxair makes lighter than airĀ and heavier than air gases available for practical applications. The largest North American industrial gas...