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R&D Engr/Scientist II

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Honeywell UOP, headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois, USA, is a leading international supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts, adsorbents, process plants, and consulting services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries. UOP is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc. and is part of Honeywell’s Performance Materials and Technologies strategic business group.

Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies is a global leader in providing customers with high-performance solutions, including fluorine products; specialty films and additives; advanced fibers and composites; intermediates; specialty chemicals; electronic materials and chemicals; and technologies and materials for the Energy Sector.

Honeywell UOP is seeking a qualified individual in the area of powder X-ray diffraction to join our Advanced Characterization group. This career opportunity is available for an X-ray Diffraction Specialist within our Materials Characterization department, part of UOP’s Research & Development organization. The individual should have significant experience in resolving complex materials using crystallographic methods.

The successful candidate will be expected to play a leading role materials structure analysis in support of New Product Development, operating and maintaining multiple X-ray-based instruments, performing both routine and specialized analysis, method development and assembling data analysis summaries. The individual will work on teams and interact and collaborate with engineers and scientists from a broad cross-section of technical fields. For a successful candidate the position will provide an intellectual challenge, increasing responsibility and the ability to work on a variety of complex and challenging materials characterization problems.


Research & Development Characterization Innovation Intellectual property Technical reporting


Ph.D. in Chemistry, Materials Science or Physics At least 4 years’ experience with in-depth crystal structure analysis of complex materials using powder X-ray diffraction dataAt least 4 years’ experience operating and maintaining X-ray equipment At least 4 years’ experience in-depth, operational knowledge and experience of multiple XRD techniques and instruments. At least 4 years’ experience with implementing advanced crystallographic methods (Rietveld Refinement, etc.) to evaluate crystallite size and phase quantitation.At least 1 years experience of computer programming/scripting languages (i.e. Bruker Topas software etc.)


A solid understanding of crystallography and diffraction theory. Ability to advise, direct and evaluate advances in diffraction technology and X-ray methods and instrumentationExperience with a variety of diffraction methods not limited to X-ray (electron, neutron, and atomic PDF, etc.)Experience with Rotation electron diffraction (RED) would be highly desirableExperience with structure solutions from powder X-ray diffraction data, preferably for materials such as molecular sieves, nanomaterials, and aluminosilicates Experience in X-ray analysis of metallurgical materialsExperience characterizing a broad variety of materials and sample preparation methods incorporating different techniques (electron microscopy, NMR spectroscopy, X-ray fluorescence, Raman spectroscopy, etc.)Computer skills including use of dedicated XRD software, Microsoft Office applications and scripting/coding experience

- Ability to design long- and short-term targeted experiments to resolve complex characterization problems

A highly organized individual able to balance and prioritize a versatile workloadStrong demonstration of leadership and teamwork abilities Solid knowledge on organic and inorganic/materials chemistryExcellent communication skills to understand and document project requirements and to effectively convey analysis results to othersIdeal candidates is high-energy, creative, and a self-starter, who demonstrates technical excellence and is comfortable working in a lab-based team environment


Additional Information JOB ID: HRD149204 Category: Engineering Location: 50 E Algonquin Rd,Des Plaines,Illinois,60017-5016,United States Exempt

Honeywell is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, or veteran status.

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