How to Apply

Interested is using your engineering or science degree to develop new technologies to address today's challenges?

Come join the TDA team.

To apply for a position at TDA, please click on the appropriate link to learn more about the position. Next, please e-mail with four attachments: 1) a cover letter describing how your experience matches the position, 2) your resume, and 3) your completed self-identification forms (shown below) to resumes@tda.com.

 

TDA offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, 401K plan with employer match and paid time off.

TDA Research, Inc. has an opening for a bench chemist. The ideal candidate would have broad experience in an R&D environment.

The position will focus on running, developing methods for and maintaining a wide variety of analytical equipment. Equipment of interest includes GCs with a wide variety of detectors, GC/MS, LC, LC/MSD and a wide variety of continuous process monitors. Analytes of interest include halides, trace metals, organosulfur compounds in addition to the full spectrum or organic compounds. The work may also involve chemical synthesis, assisting P.I.s and Senior Chemists in the synthesis, formulation, preparation and testing of catalysts and sorbents.

Important skills include:

Ability to develop new analytical and/or adapt existing published methods to new conditions.
Ability to carry out organic and inorganic syntheses and formulations.
Ability to troubleshoot the methods and apparatus in-use to gather data on operating experiments.
Ability troubleshoot and maintain analytic hardware and sampling electronics.
Ability to design and build the sampling and control systems needed to interface the instrumentation with continuous chemical process equipment.
Ability to reduce data and prepare experimental and quality control reports.
Adaptability and the willingness to continually learn and help develop new equipment is a necessity, as is an ethic to work safely.

Good computer and communication skills are also required. The ideal candidate would have at least three years of related industrial experience, a degree in chemistry, biology or engineering and be a US citizen or permanent resident. The candidate may be required to pass a background check and drug screening test. TDA Research is an equal opportunity employer. TDA Research offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary based on experience. For additional information regarding TDA, please visit http://www.tda.com.

Please send cover letter, resume and and self-identification forms (as described on this page) to resumes@tda.com, ATTN: Bench Chemist/TWS

TDA Research, Inc. has an opening for a Part-time Facilities Assistant to help Facilities personnel in the maintenance and upkeep of labs, offices, and storage areas. Duties include:

• Installing and dismantling equipment
• Moving and installing furniture
• Interior painting
• Light bulb replacement
• Parking lot cleaning and landscape maintenance
• Cleaning of floors and windows
• Cleaning of indoor and outdoor storage areas
• Organizing parts inventory
• Ordering parts and supplies as instructed
• Other duties as assigned

The candidate must be 18 years old, a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, and be able to lift 50 lbs. Job will require use of personal vehicle to travel between sites located 3 miles apart. This is a part-time job, up to 29 hours a week, with no benefits.  The candidate maybe required to pass a background check and drug screening test.

Please send cover letter, resume and and self-identification forms (as described on this page) to resumes@tda.com, ATTN: Facilities Assistant/TWS

TDA Research, Inc. has a position open for a research engineer.  The ideal candidate would have a B.S. or M.S. in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering and three to five years of experience in a chemical industry or R&D environment. TDA carries out R&D in catalysis and adsorption, aerospace components, and personal protective equipment.  TDA’s objective is to carry out research that leads to commercial products, several products that are the result of our research have gone into production or large scale use, and others are nearing commercialization.

Our position involves the complete range of chemical process development and construction. Our work starts with the development and testing of catalysts and sorbents for the chemical, energy and defense industries, and runs through the scale up of the production of these materials and the processes that are based on them. All of these projects involve hands on laboratory and pilot testing of the materials, including the design, building and use of automated chemical reactors, analysis of the data, and the preparation of reports based on the data. All projects also involve the design and analysis of systems based on the new materials, so a good understanding of kinetics, mass transfer, heat transfer, fluid flow and chemistry are essential. Skills with computer aided mechanical design (SolidWorks) and/or fluids or process simulation is useful, as is the ability to prepare complete P&IDs and specify the process hardware. A person with both theoretical knowledge as well as hands-on experience would be ideal, as would experience in process scale up.

In the above position knowledge pertinent to the particular research area at TDA is a benefit, but our major requirements are a mastery of engineering fundamentals, experimental ability and/or experience scaling up chemical processes.  Recent graduates applying for this opening should include their GPA in their resume. TDA carries out work in a wide variety of areas, and virtually all staff work on two or three projects simultaneously.  Therefore, an interest in and ability to learn quickly is essential.

TDA  is located outside Denver, Colorado with research offices in Wheat Ridge and Golden.  We have a staff of 80 mainly engineers and scientists who develop cutting edge chemical processes, materials, and hardware for customers in the defense, aerospace, energy and chemical industries.  We rely on a high level of technical competence and efficiency within our team and look for motivated, talented, and skilled innovators to join us in developing advanced solutions.

TDA offers a complete benefits package.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled.

Please send cover letter, resume and and self-identification forms (as described on this page) to resumes@tda.com, ATTN: Chemical/Mechanical/Engineer/TWS

TDA Research, Inc. is seeking a highly qualified and entrepreneurial scientist/engineer with a passion for developing advanced technologies and translating them into real-world applications.  The ideal candidate will have:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science
  • Experience in one or more of these areas: coatings, corrosion, corrosion inhibitors, sensors, organic functionalized materials and/or material science
  • 0-5 years of experience post Ph.D. in advanced technology related R&D
  • A willingness and interest in expanding into new research fields
  • Passion for generating new scientific approaches and ideas
  • Excellent writing and laboratory skills
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment
  • Drive and desire to lead a team to solve hard problems for challenging customers

We are looking for exceptional scientist/engineers with the passion, creativity, and skills to pursue varied technical research in a multi-disciplinary environment.  The research scientist/engineer will work with the existing team to build on current efforts and will lead the creation and execution of new initiatives in their own research areas.  Effective proposal and report writing are important aspects of the position.

A successful candidate will generate new research ideas and write proposals for government R&D funding to develop their own research program.  The research scientist/engineer will be expected to develop and transition new research programs while being a strong contributor to existing programs.  A successful candidate must be able to work within a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers, have high written and spoken English language proficiency, and have excellent analytical skills. The research scientist will work closely with industrial and government customers and collaborators to meet program goals.  This position requires personal initiative to accomplish technological innovation and creativity in support of new business development.

As a Principal Investigator (P.I.) on government contracts, the research scientist/engineer, will have primary responsibility for the creation of research and development proposals and authority over the execution of projects including research outcomes, engineering accomplishments, transition and budget oversight.  As a principal investigator they will serves as the primary programmatic liaison with the government sponsor.

TDA  is located outside Denver, Colorado with research offices in Wheat Ridge and Golden.  We have a staff of 80 mainly engineers and scientists who develop cutting edge chemical processes, materials, and hardware for customers in the defense, aerospace, energy and chemical industries.  We rely on a high level of technical competence and efficiency within our team and look for motivated, talented, and skilled innovators to join us in developing advanced solutions.

TDA offers a complete benefits package.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled.

Please send cover letter, resume and and self-identification forms (as described on this page) to resumes@tda.com, ATTN: Research Scientist/Engineer/TWS

TDA Research, Inc., a research and development company, has an opening for a Chemical Technician.  The position involves bench-scale chemical testing and analysis. Duties will include characterization and testing of paints, coatings and adhesives.  Strong chemical laboratory skills, organization and an ability to simultaneously work on multiple projects are the prime requirements of this job.

The chemist’s primary duties will be to assist P.I.s and Senior Chemists in the testing and formulation of new high performance coatings, and will involve physical property measurements, chemical analysis and the preparation of new polymeric and inorganic materials. Previous laboratory experience and proficiency with Excel are a requirement. The person should be capable of analyzing data, drawing conclusions as to the significance of the data and writing up conclusions.  A detail oriented person is a must.  Due to the nature of the projects, a successful applicant must be either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

In all positions at TDA detailed subject knowledge is necessary, but our major requirements are a mastery of chemical fundamentals, experimental ability, experience and the interest in learning quickly and adapting to ever changing project requirements.  TDA carries out work in a wide variety of areas, and virtually all staff work on two or three projects simultaneously.  The ideal candidate will have several years of chemical or mechanical laboratory testing experience; a BS degree in Chemistry or a related field would also be useful.

TDA’s facilities are located in Golden and Wheat Ridge, CO. We offer a full benefits package. TDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information on TDA and the type of projects we carry out, please see our web site at www.tda.com. A good idea feel for the type of projects that this position will work on initially can be found by reading the document “Protection of 5XXX Aluminum from Stress Corrosion Cracking” found under Presentations section in the Library on the TDA web site.

TDA offers a complete benefits package.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled.

Please send cover letter, resume and and self-identification forms (as described above) to resumes@tda.com, ATTN: Chemical Technician.