Application Scientist

Allentown, United States

Surface Measurement Systems ( manufactures state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation for particulate solids characterization based on sorption science. Our products are sold worldwide into leading R&D industrial laboratories as well as government and university environments. We are the technology market leader for our sector and combine innovative scientific instrumentation with scientific excellence.

Technical Expertise
Laboratory Experience
Analytical work
Project Management


  • Provide scientific leadership on DVS and IGC SEA products
  • Work with Laboratory Manager as well as Product Managers
  • Test prospective customer samples and provide appropriate scientific sample analysis reports.
  • Work with scientists on advancing SMS’s science
  • Give poster and oral scientific presentations internationally as well as webinars
  • Provide feedback on ways of improving sales and business internationally
  • Write scientific papers and reports
  • Visit potential future customers with sales staff internationally
  • Work with the marketing team to support sales
  • Carry out internal audit and ISO responsibilities
  • Other duties as agreed or assigned
  • Domestic travel 25-50%

Required Skills

  • Experience of experimental work in a scientific or chemistry laboratory
  • Expertise in thermal analysis or advanced materials characterization
  • Experience using vapor sorption studies on materials is advantageous including DVS and IGC methods
  • Good communication skills are essential
  • Knowledge and understanding pharmaceutical or porous or complex organic materials is advantageous
  • Ability to give scientific lectures and posters

Preferred Skills

  • Scientific approaches to research
  • Writing scientific reports, progress reports, etc.
  • Experience of sorption experimental methods
  • Ability to give presentations in English 
  • Microsoft Office 

Qualifications & Education Requirements

The position requires a person with a minimum of Master’s degree (MSc, MEng or MPhil.) or a PhD in Chemical Engineering or Applied Chemistry or Physical Chemistry or a related discipline.

Additional training will be provided on an “as needs” basis

Additional Notes

You will be working in a small team with other engineers and scientists and should not only be able to work as a member of a team but must also be self-reliant and show personal initiative. Regular domestic and occasional international travel.


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the role.

Our Products

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Complete advanced technical training on DVS and IGC SEA instruments


Complete IGC SEA and DVS experiments