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Looking for a place to grow?

Join a team of researchers developing new formulations of protective and anti-corrosion coatings on a variety of projects including long-term federal research contracts in aerospace and ground vehicle support. We also offer corrosion and coatings consulting and new product testing both in the lab and in the field.

The Elinor Advantage

Diversity & Inclusion

At Elinor Coatings, we value and respect the unique backgrounds and perspectives of our employees. Through inclusive hiring practices, we provide equal opportunities to individuals from all walks of life.

Our commitment to creating a welcoming and respectful work environment extends to ongoing training and development programs. Elinor Coatings fosters a culture of collaboration and teamwork, empowering individuals to contribute their unique skills and ideas. We believe that diversity is a strategic advantage that propels our success and helps us thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Learning Centered Environment

Elinor Coatings was founded to push science to create a more sustainable approach to new materials development. Students in our labs learn how to work creatively but systematically. You will learn lab safety and organization, and apply your coursework to a real research workplace.

Our internships give you responsibility and accountability.  As a laboratory intern, you will learn to formulate coatings, operate instruments, follow standardized testing protocols, and record and interpret data.

Commitment to Sustainability

At Elinor Coatings, the focus is on minimizing environmental impact and promoting a safer future. Previously, coatings commonly contained toxic heavy metals like lead. However, Elinor focuses on utilizing less toxic or bio-based materials, avoiding the use of chromates or isocyanates - chemicals found in many other coatings and known for their harmful effects.

Through extensive research and development, Elinor Coatings creates coatings that you can feel good about.  Elinor prioritizes the health and well-being of not only their employees but the planet as well.


Working at Elinor Coatings is not just about productivity; it's about fostering a vibrant and enjoyable work culture. We understand the importance of employee satisfaction, which is why we prioritize creating a fun and supportive environment. Regular company events are organized to promote team bonding and camaraderie among employees. These events provide opportunities for everyone to connect outside of work tasks and form meaningful relationships. Additionally, our office space is designed with employee comfort in mind. With a well-stocked snack area and a welcoming lobby, employees have a space to relax, recharge, and chat about their day with colleagues. At Elinor Coatings, we believe that when employees enjoy their work environment, they are more motivated, engaged, and productive.


Competitive Salary

401K Match Program

Paid Insurance Options

Generous Paid Time Off

...and more!
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I wasn’t sure about staying in Fargo after I finished my PhD. When people ask how my job is going, I can honestly say everything is really good.

Andrew, Research Scientist


Available Positions


There is a waitlist for Summer 2024 interns.  All slots are currently filled, but you are still encouraged to apply.

Elinor Coatings is accepting applications for Fall 2024 interns.  

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Research Director

Fargo, ND, USA

Coatings Chemist

Fargo, ND, USA

Research Scientist

Fargo, ND, USA

Lab Tech

Fargo, ND, USA

Lab Operations Specialist

Fargo, ND, USA

Administrative Specialist

Fargo, ND, USA

Research Assistant - Summer

Fargo, ND, USA

Research Assistant - School Year

Fargo, ND, USA