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Due to our government contract requirements, all applicants must be US citizens or authorized to work in the US without the need for the Company to acquire export licenses. Vista Photonics does not have the authorization to release covered technology to employees who do not meet the requiremetns for the technology transfer. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and authorization to work in the United States, to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire, and acknowledge that they will not require the Company to obtan export licenses or sponsorship. Visa sponsorship is not available for any of our positions.

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Research Scientist - Analytical Chemist
We are currently seeking a full-time Analytical Chemist to fill a Research Scientist position which will work on our Prime contracts with NASA and the US Navy. Come help us build cutting-edge trace gas analyzers for ISS, Orion, Lunar Gateway, and next-generation ballistic missile submarines.

The Research Scientist will act as a key technical contributor on projects. You will act with some latitude in determining technical approach required to meet desired objectives. You will demonstrate full use and application of scientific principles, project management, design excellence, and other principles and concepts. The Research Scientist will work effectively as a key team member in the new product development process. The Research Scientist will typically hold a degree as an analytical or physical chemist. The Research Scientist reports directly to the Principal Scientist.


* Makes detailed observations, acquires data, analyzes data and interprets results;
* Participates in design, construction, testing, and verification of high performance,laser-based, trace gas analyzers;
* Prepares technical reports, summaries, presentations, procedures and quantitative analyses;
* Participates in writing technical proposals;
* Contribute to the development of techniques, models and methods, for the collection and analysis of data;
* Maintain accurate and complete records of all findings.

Skills and Abilities

* Ability to develop and apply new concepts; Creative approach to problem-solving;
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
* Ability to organize and prioritize own work with minimal supervision;
* Interest in lasers, optics and trace gas detection.


B.S., or equivalent, in a scientific discipline. M.S. preferred. 1-2 years of related laboratory experience.