Applications are invited for a Research Associate-Fixed term (postdoc) position in the research laboratory of Dr. Caroline Szczepanski, at Michigan State University, within the Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science. The research in the Szczepanski lab focuses on the development of bio-inspired materials to address challenges in sustainability, health, and the environment. We are seeking a highly-motivated post-doctoral research associate to lead projects focused on the development of advanced coating materials containing bio-derived and bio-sourced compounds.
This position is initially for one year, starting as early as June 15, 2020, and is renewable annually based on performance and the availability of funding.
Doctorate -Engineering field, Materials Science
A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in an engineering or materials science-related field.
Experience in polymer science and polymer engineering.
Strong record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong experimental skills in materials characterization.
Required Application Materials
Please submit a cover letter stating research interests, current CV, and contact information for 2 references.
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