Ph.D. Applications Scientist/Production Lead

CRAIC Technologies is searching for a Ph.D. level production lead/applications scientist. CRAIC Technologies people, CRAICees, are more like the operators of Oceans 11 rather than the employees of "The Office". We work together to achieve our goals. We expect you to be skilled, but unlike the Oceans 11 crew, to work well with others. Your performance matters a great deal Mutual trust and respect are very important to CRAICees, as is your job satisfaction.
The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of backend operations including instrument builds, testing, developing QC procedures, maintaining inventory, purchasing and the development of new technologies. The candidate MUST have a solid understanding of optical spectroscopy. International and domestic travel with extensive customer interaction is required.
  • Ph.D. with emphasis on spectroscopy.
  • Analytical skills with instrument design experience desired. Experimentalist preferred.
  • Good at building precision instrumentation. A lot of us did that at our own graduate schools.
  • Excellent business manners and common sense.
  • Travel required, both domestic and international.
  • Must be neat, organized and have attention to detail.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds (the weight of our systems). Must be able to push, pull, kneel, crouch and crawl.
  • Additional language skills are desirable including Korean, Mandarin, etc.
  • Please email your CV or resume in PDF format.
From the day the successful candidate starts, CRAIC offers full benefits including sick and vacation time as well as medical insurance reimbursement.  All applications agree to submit to a credit check, background check and a drivers history check.
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: $85,000 per year.
CRAIC Technologies works with many scientists throughout the world using the microspectroscopy solutions that we develop and build. Our company achieves its competitive advantages from its fundamental understanding of the science and the community of scientists that we serve. Located in Southern California, we are just a short distance from both downtown Los Angeles and the Angeles National Forest.
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