Lead Materials Scientist - Transmission Electron Microscopy
GE Corporate - Niskayuna, NY

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Essential Responsibilities
As a member of the Microscopy and Microanalysis Lab, you will participate in research programs involved in the development of new metallic alloys and fabrication processes. As a Scientist in the Microscopy and Microanalysis Lab, you will apply your expertise in Transmission Electron Microscopy to and use advanced characterization tools to study the microstructure, composition, and properties associated with new metallic materials and fabrication processes. You will be responsible for growing the number of internal and external programs requiring transmission electron microscopy for their research and be expected to advance the art by developing new techniques and processes. Job summary:
  • Conduct basic and applied research on characterization of advanced Ni-base super alloys; apply knowledge of transmission electron microscopy to understand the structure and microchemistry of a wide range of other materials; develop and implement strategies to maintain an advance technology leadership in materials characterization; document research results.
  • Ideal candidate must be a self-starter who requires no training in transmission electron microscopy, Ni-base superalloy metallurgy, phase transformations, phase diagrams, and crystallography in order to immediately assist with a high volume workflow.
  • Candidate will be expected to develop and maintain good communications and responsiveness to the needs of the team and internal GE Global Research (GRC) researchers.
  • The ideal candidate will strive to maintain high data quality standards expectations through application of analytical skills, knowledge of materials, and fluency in transmission electron microscopy.
As a Materials Scientist in TEM, working in large multidisciplinary teams you will:
  • Conduct research related to the development of new Ni-base and Co-base superalloys, Fe-base alloys, engineered materials, microstructures, and processes..
  • Use transmission electron microscopes and focused ion beam instruments to characterize the structure, composition, and properties of materials.
  • Prepare proposals to GE businesses and external funding agencies.
  • Maintain high productivity in a high volume laboratory setting.
  • Be expected to have knowledge of preparing TEM samples for a wide range of materials.
  • Have proven expertise in the interpretation of electron dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) data and operating the software for a wide range of EDS systems.
  • Be expected to use and possibly develop software to analyze data for, image analysis, EDS, and electron diffraction.
  • Develop or assist in the development new sample preparation techniques for TEM.
  • Interact with GRC program teams, GE businesses, and other characterization teams to provide total characterization solutions to GE projects.
  • Stay current on state-of-art characterization equipment and methods and propose and implement new capabilities to provide added value.
  • Communicate research results to internal and external stakeholders through reports and presentations of your work.
  • Work with external funding agencies to identify research opportunities in line with GE’s long-term technology needs.
  • Handle multiple projects and stay on schedule for project deliverables.
  • Invent, patent, present, and publish when appropriate.
  • Follow mandatory safety procedures, and practices.

  • Doctorate degree in Materials Science and Engineering or closely related field with at least 3 years working knowledge of advanced transmission electron microscopy, TEM techniques, and equipment, (eg, high resolution imaging, x-ray microanalysis, electron energy loss spectroscopy/energy filtered imaging, and electron diffraction structural analysis).
  • Extensive experience in the metallurgy of Ni-base superalloys, metallic alloy systems, phase transformations, crystallography and phase identification.
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience in the use and understanding of focused ion beam to prepare TEM specimens and analyze them.
  • Strong background and experience with microstructural elucidation in engineering materials especially metals and alloys.
  • Advanced knowledge in TEM sample preparation using traditional methods.
  • Experience in sample preparation using a Focused Ion Beam instrument.
  • General understanding of all engineering materials systems with a specialization in metals and an ability to contribute materials knowledge to programs.
  • Must be willing to perform off-shift work as required due to availability of analytical equipment and program demands.
  • Fluent in all technical terminology aspects of Materials Characterization.
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY.
  • Must be willing to take a drug test and submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at www.gecareers.com to be considered.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics
  • At least 5 years of experience in high resolution imaging using a transmission electron microscope, sample preparation, and microanalysis by electron dispersive x-ray spectroscopy.
  • Strong academic background in Materials Science and Engineering.
  • Previous experience in an industrial materials characterization organization.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask, to contribute to multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Well-organized, meets commitments, works independently
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