Avery Dennison Research Assistant in Painesville, Ohio
Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical, and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs more than 32,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2020 were $7.0 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.
Avery Dennison is seeking a Research Assistant to join the Performance Tapes Division. The Research assistant will support innovation and new technology development in the North America R&D group. This role is passionate about lab execution of testing for product development. A major part of the work includes the execution of a variety of analytical techniques and product performance testing. You will work in close cooperation with research scientists and product development engineers, being detailed-oriented and capable of delivering professional reports for critical technology platforms.
We offer a wide array of benefits including health, life, dental, and vision insurance, plus 401(k) matching, a vacation program, and flexible work arrangements.
Essential functions may include, but are not limited to:
Ensure that all actions stay in sync with our safety and quality procedures
Formulation, coating and testing of pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes
Hands on mechanical and product performance testing of tapes and adhesives
Day to day operation of analytical instrumentation including: rheology, dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA), DSC, TGA, FTIR and optical microscopy
Cooperation with the colleagues and functions within all Avery Dennison functions and external parties (i.e. Marketing, areas of R&D, Suppliers/Customers)
Conduct experiments/studies to support technology platforms and product development
Environmental awareness and safety conscious.
Bachelor degree in polymer/material science, chemistry or chemical engineering
Laboratory and hands on research experience
Good communication skills and a collaborative mindset with a high attention to detail.
Previous internship/co-op experience
Experience with rheology and dynamic mechanical analysis
Knowledge in statistical analysis of data
Skilled in executing experiments; demonstrated scientific acuity and critical thinking in acquiring results.
Skilled in making moderately sophisticated mathematical computations (data analysis, statistics, calculus)
Shown experience in completing moderately sophisticated technical assignments with limited supervision; analyzing sophisticated data and preparing reports and recommendations.
Good analytical and problem solving skills.
Skilled in interfacing optimally with cross-functional groups to define and execute requirements.
Strong lab protocol knowledge and comfortable with various mechanical test equipment.
Solid scientific and engineering knowledge and experience in specialty.
Effective with working in a fast paced & dynamic environment, and able to prioritize multiple work streams concurrently
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled