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Research Scientist

Fargo, ND, USA

Job Type

Full Time



Salary Range

$68k +Dependent on Experience and Qualifications

About the Company

Elinor Coatings creates solutions for corrosion, degradation, and fouling through research in surface protection. We value environmental sustainability and conservation and diversity in backgrounds, experiences, and personalities.

About the Role

This role will join a team of researchers in developing new formulations of protective and anti-corrosion coatings for metals. We support long-term federal research contracts in aerospace and ground vehicle support.


  • Conduct protective coating formulation, testing, and corrosion evaluation for customer trials and R&D projects

  • Perform root cause analysis, troubleshoot issues, and manage multiple projects to meet deadlines

  • Generate, document, and report data and technical progress to internal and external stakeholders

  • Manage cross-functional relationships and collaborate with managers, chemists, research assistants and senior leaders on strategic assessments, evaluations, scale-ups and research

  • Actively contribute and participate in customer support, scientific group meetings and discussions

  • Draft and revise SOPs and controlled documents

  • Maintain a safe and clean lab environment consistent with existing Elinor Safety Office protocols


  • M.S. or PhD in polymers and coatings, chemistry, or closely related fields

  • 3+ years of experience in a laboratory environment

  • Demonstrated experience with:

    • Coatings formulations, characterization, and testing

    • Corrosion protection, corrosion inhibition and electrochemical testing

    • Common coatings laboratory instrumentation

    • Word processing, spreadsheets, scheduling, and data analysis software

    • Communication and writing skills to enable working with multi-disciplinary groups of individuals

    • Setting priorities and respond to changing needs from multiple sources


Includes competitive salary, 401k match, 100% paid employee healthcare, vision, dental, disability and life insurance plus voluntary HSA, Employee Counseling, and Legal Assistance. Starting PTO is 16 days annually, 14 paid holidays, 12 sick days.

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