R&D Research Associate

L3 Technologies - Somerville, MA3.8

Full-timeEstimated: $67,000 - $93,000 a year
L3 Open Water Power is a rapidly-growing division of L3 Technologies’ Maritime Sensor Systems. We are pioneering power systems for underwater applications using our novel aluminum-water chemistry. These power systems will revolutionize the deployment and utility of underwater vehicles and sensors.
We are a small company of talented and curious engineers, scientists, and technicians who are focused on bringing our power systems to market. We operate in an agile, exciting, start-up environment supported by the larger L3 organization. Our work involves full design and development, ranging from fundamental science and chemical engineering to the manufacture and assembly of complete systems. We are looking for engaging, hands-on people to join our team. We focus on finding good teammates with a strong work ethic, an ability to share knowledge, and an interest in creative problem solving.

Job Summary:
We are looking for a Research Associate to join our growing R&D team. The primary focus of the role will be to support research activities in the laboratory that will advance our core aluminum-water chemistry and drive new research project opportunities. While the underlying chemistry has been proven and de-risked, we continue to optimize our anode and cathode materials to push our battery capabilities further. In parallel, we are exploring innovative ways in which to utilize our aluminum-water system to bring additional value to the underwater power industry.
The day-to-day responsibilities will include setting up and running electrochemical experiments to test new electrode materials and working with the R&D team to support other ongoing research efforts. In addition to aiding in the execution of experiments, there will be opportunities for you to take ownership of various projects. This individual would work closely with the rest of the OWP R&D team and interface with the other engineering groups (electrical and mechanical) to drive the implementation of new developments.

Work closely with the R&D team to execute experimental plans
Analyze and communicate results to the R&D team
Help run and maintain characterization equipment (XRF, FTIR, UV-Vis, SEM)
Troubleshoot and solve issues before, during, and after experiments


Degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, or a related field
Bachelor’s degree, plus 0-2 years related experience
Experience working in a laboratory environment
Experience with electrochemistry a plus
Candidate must be a US citizen or green card holder

L-3 Open Water Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage minorities, women, veterans, and disabled individuals to apply. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

US Security Clearance Required: None
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day - 1st (flexibility required)
Travel: Minimal
Organization: Division of Maritime Sensor Systems
Job Level: Individual Contributor

US Security Clearance Required : None
: Full-time
: Day - 1st
: Yes, 10 % of the Time
: Division - Open Water Power-20103300
Job Level
: Individual Contributor
Job Posting
: Aug 30, 2018, 6:36:17 PM
: Engineering-Hardware/Software