Chemistry Research Associate I

Chemistry Team

Position Description

Matrix Sensors, Inc. is seeking a qualified person to support the synthesis and characterization of our MOF films. This is a full-time position reporting to our chemistry team manager at our San Diego, CA facility. We offer full benefits and a competitive salary.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Chemical synthesis
• Thin film characterization
• Data analysis and summarization
• Substrate cleaning and preparation
• Maintaining thorough documentation, analysis and communication of experimental results
• Maintaining a safe lab environment

Desired skills include:  
• Demonstrated ability to perform a range of chemistry techniques safely
• Excellent/proven attention to detail
• Maintaining laboratory supplies and inventory
• Experience with materials characterization techniques such as SEM, PXRD, TGA, FTIR, and others
• Experience with cleanroom materials deposition techniques (e.g. sputtering, evaporation) is a plus
• Experience with data analysis in Python is a plus

• Bachelor’s degree, 0-2 years of experience
• 2-3 years of wet laboratory experience in a research environment (including degree work)
• Must be legally authorized to work in the United States

Statement of Equal Employment Opportunities
Matrix Sensors, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 years and over), sexual orientation, veteran and/or military status, protected medical leaves, domestic violence victim status, political affiliation, and any other status protected by state or federal law. Matrix Sensors, Inc. will not allow any form of retaliation against individuals who make good faith reports of alleged violations of this policy, or who cooperate in the investigation of such reports, even if the reports do not reveal any wrongdoing. 

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Matrix Sensors, Inc. offers an attractive benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Instructions

Please apply via e-mail with your resume in .pdf or .doc format, including the job title, first, and last name in the subject line, for review. Cover letters are recommended, but not required. Please submit applications to our Operations Manager, Eleanor Grudin, at

We review applications on a rolling basis, so we recommend applying early if you are interested! If you have any questions, please don't hestiate to reach out.