Waters Corporation

  • Applications Specialist - Rheology

    Req. #
    Company Name
    Research and Development
    US-DE-New Castle
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    A great opportunity to make an impact as the Applications expert in the development team of instrumentation in the field of Rheological measurements.

    Typical tasks of the position include, but are not limited to

    • Provide practical and theoretical expertise and support as part of the product development team, to support the innovation of instrumentation and accessories in the field of Rheology.
    • Maintain an up to date knowledge of key developments, trends and practices within the field of Rheology through literature searches, reviews and attendance at conferences and events. 
    • Ability to act as the internal expert to support specific product development by conducting scientific research, literature searches, liaising with external consultants where required and gaining customer feedback. 
    • Test and evaluate new products (both hardware and software) during and at the end of the development cycle. Use knowledge to experiment with modifications on existing products to improve performance, functionality and other properties shown by the product.
    • Support new product development projects internal and external to TA
    • Generate customer facing technical documents as required to support theory and operation of new products
    • Represent the company at scientific conferences and exhibitions by presenting scientific papers and posters regarding new products and accessory development.
    • Obtain market feedback and opinions form internal and external customers on the viability of new product innovations and use this to support the development process.
    • Provide internal training to the application support team primarily with regards to new product introductions, but should be prepared to participate in user, and customer training events. 
    • Act as an internal consultant to the application support team and sales group with regards to more complex rheology applications or customer queries. May on occasions be required to assist with customer demonstrations.

    The successful candidate will have a combination of knowledge, skills, and experience that would include the following

    • Masters Degree Required.
    • Preferred to have PhD with Rheology focus and experience, post doc qualifications would be desirable.
    • Previous work experience within Rheology instrumentation advantageous, as would a working knowledge of TA products.
    • Must be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the principles of rheology.
    • Must have excellent communication skills, both oral and written, in order to present technical papers at society meetings, national and international technical meetings, as well as deliver training.
    • Should be a member of, or be prepared to join the Society of Rheology.
    • Familiar with standard Microsoft office programs as well as computational programs such as MATLAB (or similar) to evaluate and verify product performance.
    • Must be fluent in English but additional language skills are desirable.
    • Must be willing to undertake some international travel as required to attend scientific conferences and events.

    Company Description

    As the world’s leading supplier of thermal analysis and rheology systems, TA Instruments is a fast growing and highly profitable division of an S&P 500 company, priding itself in innovation and an uncompromising commitment to customer support.  Our continued growth relies on recruiting and developing individuals that can make a positive contribution to our business.  For additional information about our high technology products sold to Fortune Global 500 companies and leading academic institutions and government laboratories around the world, visit our website at www.tainstruments.com


    Headquartered in Delaware, with manufacturing sites in the US and Europe, we are represented in all of the major markets around the world with sales offices in the USA, Canada, Japan, India, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Australia and across Europe.


    TA Instruments is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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