POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Employer
USDA ARS Eastern Regional Research Center
Location
Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania
Salary
$72,340 - $94,037 annually plus benefits
Closing date
Jun 7, 2022

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Eastern Regional Research Center (ERRC), Sustainable Biofuels and Coproducts (SBCP) Research Unit in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania is seeking a POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (Polymer Chemist), GS-11, for a TWO-YEAR appointment to develop bio-based antimicrobial polymers. Salary is commensurate with experience ($72,340 - $94,037 annually) plus benefits. This position is for a competitive NIFA-AFRI funded project with a designed start date of July 2022.  The position is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who meet the criteria outlined in 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B).

Recent Ph.D. in Synthetic Polymer Chemistry or a closely related field is required.  The candidate is responsible for leading research projects to support the development of bio-based polymers with antimicrobial properties.

Position accountabilities:

  • Design and synthesize new bio-based polymers with antimicrobial properties
  • Evaluate and characterize bio-based polymer performance and properties
  • Emphasize on nanoscale phenomena such as bio-based polymer adhesion and other surface science phenomena
  • Interact with the development team on structure, property, and modifications of bio-based polymer
  • Maintain a safe work environment for self and others

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in polymer science or chemistry (preferably with at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience) in analytical and organic chemistry, synthetic polymer development, structure-property relationships, polymer physics, characterization, mechanics of materials
  • Knowledge of instruments including NMR, FT-IR, MS, TGA, DSC, and DMA is required
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills – ability to be self-motivated and to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)

Interested candidates should send their cover letters, resume/CV, and references to Dr. Helen Ngo via email to helen.ngo@usda.gov.

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