Postdoctoral Research Associate - Polymer Nanocomposites

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Title:

306-NN - Postdoctoral Research Associate

Business Title:

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Polymer Nanocomposites

Additional Titles:

Location:

Employee Type:

Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)

Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at hrs@wsu.edu or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.

The Opportunity:

The Institute of Shock Physics at Washington State University is looking for a creative, self-motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate who has the ability and the drive to pursue challenging, interdisciplinary problems in a fast-paced research environment.

This is a training position. Except under unusual circumstances, it is only available to individuals within the first five years after receiving PhD. The intent is that the individual will work under the direct supervision and be trained by a WSU faculty member.

We have an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate to conduct applied research related to synthesis of polymeric material, development of nanocomposites, and their characterization. The successful candidate will work on several research projects at various developmental stages related to synthesis of polymers and polymeric nanocomposite materials for developing multifunctional coatings (to prevent corrosion and microbial adhesion), smart materials, and biodegradable materials for application in marine, defense, health care, and packaging industries. We are looking for a creative, self-motivated researcher who has the ability and the drive to pursue challenging, interdisciplinary problems in a fast-paced research environment.

This position is located at the ISP/Applied Sciences Laboratory in Spokane, WA.

Required Qualifications:

Only applicants who are eligible to work in the U.S. and meet the following required qualifications will be considered for the position: 

  • A recent Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Polymer Science, Materials Science, or other closely related field.

  • Strong academic and research background related to polymer/organic synthesis, micelles/colloids, surfactants, interfacial performance, non-covalent interactions, emulsions, nanoparticle synthesis, or similar areas

  • Hands-on experience and background in characterization of polymer nanocomposites, polymers, and nanoparticles using techniques such as FTIR, X-ray diffraction, and NMR.

  • Graduate or post-graduate experience at a U.S. Academic Institution or National Laboratory.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment, as needed.

  • Personal attributes should include critical thinking; excellent communication skills, both oral and written; sound judgment; clear sense of purpose; attention to detail; and accountability.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with biopolymers, chemical treatment, and surface modification techniques

  • Experience with material characterization techniques such as TGA, DSC, TEM, SEM, UV-Vis, GPC, electrochemical measurements, mechanics, and rheology.

  • Knowledge of corrosion processes and characterizing metallic corrosion.

  • Experience with formulations, additives, and traditional polymer manufacturing systems.

Additional Information:

The Spokane-based Applied Sciences Laboratory (ASL) of the Institute for Shock Physics (ISP) at Washington State University is a contract research organization that emphasizes multidisciplinary research activities in the physical sciences, engineering, and biomedical applications to undertake a broad range of applied science and technology projects for government agencies and corporations, including technology transfer for commercial applications. The scientific underpinnings to address the multidisciplinary challenges involve physics, materials science, chemistry, mechanics of materials, and computational modeling and simulations.

Area/College:

College of Arts and Sciences

Department Name:

Institute for Shock Physics Applied Sciences Laboratory

City, State, Zip:

Spokane, WA 99202

Department Link:

asl.wsu.edu


Monthly Salary:

Commensurate with experience, qualifications, and University guidelines

FTE:

100%

Tenure Track:

No


Permanent/Temporary:

Temporary
Screening Begin Date:

Screening of applications will begin on December 15, 2021 will will continue until a successful applicant has been identified.


Background Check:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.


Application Instructions:

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) Cover Letter and 2) CV. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.

Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu .



Title:

306-NN - Postdoctoral Research Associate

Business Title:

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Polymer Nanocomposites

Additional Titles:

Location:

Employee Type:

Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)

Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at hrs@wsu.edu or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.

The Opportunity:

The Institute of Shock Physics at Washington State University is looking for a creative, self-motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate who has the ability and the drive to pursue challenging, interdisciplinary problems in a fast-paced research environment.

This is a training position. Except under unusual circumstances, it is only available to individuals within the first five years after receiving PhD. The intent is that the individual will work under the direct supervision and be trained by a WSU faculty member.

We have an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate to conduct applied research related to synthesis of polymeric material, development of nanocomposites, and their characterization. The successful candidate will work on several research projects at various developmental stages related to synthesis of polymers and polymeric nanocomposite materials for developing multifunctional coatings (to prevent corrosion and microbial adhesion), smart materials, and biodegradable materials for application in marine, defense, health care, and packaging industries. We are looking for a creative, self-motivated researcher who has the ability and the drive to pursue challenging, interdisciplinary problems in a fast-paced research environment.

This position is located at the ISP/Applied Sciences Laboratory in Spokane, WA.

Required Qualifications:

Only applicants who are eligible to work in the U.S. and meet the following required qualifications will be considered for the position: 

  • A recent Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Polymer Science, Materials Science, or other closely related field.

  • Strong academic and research background related to polymer/organic synthesis, micelles/colloids, surfactants, interfacial performance, non-covalent interactions, emulsions, nanoparticle synthesis, or similar areas

  • Hands-on experience and background in characterization of polymer nanocomposites, polymers, and nanoparticles using techniques such as FTIR, X-ray diffraction, and NMR.

  • Graduate or post-graduate experience at a U.S. Academic Institution or National Laboratory.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment, as needed.

  • Personal attributes should include critical thinking; excellent communication skills, both oral and written; sound judgment; clear sense of purpose; attention to detail; and accountability.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with biopolymers, chemical treatment, and surface modification techniques

  • Experience with material characterization techniques such as TGA, DSC, TEM, SEM, UV-Vis, GPC, electrochemical measurements, mechanics, and rheology.

  • Knowledge of corrosion processes and characterizing metallic corrosion.

  • Experience with formulations, additives, and traditional polymer manufacturing systems.

Additional Information:

The Spokane-based Applied Sciences Laboratory (ASL) of the Institute for Shock Physics (ISP) at Washington State University is a contract research organization that emphasizes multidisciplinary research activities in the physical sciences, engineering, and biomedical applications to undertake a broad range of applied science and technology projects for government agencies and corporations, including technology transfer for commercial applications. The scientific underpinnings to address the multidisciplinary challenges involve physics, materials science, chemistry, mechanics of materials, and computational modeling and simulations.

Area/College:

College of Arts and Sciences

Department Name:

Institute for Shock Physics Applied Sciences Laboratory

City, State, Zip:

Spokane, WA 99202

Department Link:

asl.wsu.edu


Monthly Salary:

Commensurate with experience, qualifications, and University guidelines

FTE:

100%

Tenure Track:

No


Permanent/Temporary:

Temporary
Screening Begin Date:

Screening of applications will begin on December 15, 2021 will will continue until a successful applicant has been identified.


Background Check:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.


Application Instructions:

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) Cover Letter and 2) CV. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.

Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu .


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