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Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Packaging 10002634
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

The School of Packaging has 3 openings for Research Associates in the Sustainable Materials Group. 

Candidates are encouraged to apply if they have expertise in polymer chemistry (e.g., synthesis and characterization).

Candidates will be expected to design, develop, and perform experiments and report progress to Dr. Rabnawaz.  In addition, these candidates will be expected to mentor one or two graduate students in the research group.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Polymer Chemistry, Chemistry, Material Sciences

Minimum Requirements

Candidates will have completed a PhD in Polymer Chemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Sciences or a closely related field by the position start date.

Desired Qualifications

Candidates will have a good record of productivity in polymer synthesis, catalysis, and materials as well as have expertise in the analytical techniques such as NMR, GPC, DSC, DMA, TGA, tensile properties, etc

Required Application Materials

Candidates will submit the following materials online:

1. CV

2. Cover Letter

Special Instructions

Applications will be reviewed as needed.

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