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PiNO Conference: Poster Awards and Job Fair for Graduate Students on June 9th at Case Western Reserve University

PDF Here: PiNO 2017 Flyer

Dear Students and Faculty,

The PiNO Poster Competition registration deadline is quickly approaching! Online abstract and resume upload will close on June 2, 2017.

The Graduate Macromolecular Student Organization at Case Western Reserve University would like to invite post-doctorate, graduate, and undergraduate students from all science and engineering programs to attend the PiNO Career Fair on June 9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. PiNO is a one-day job fair and conference that allows students seeking internships, co-ops, or full-time employment to present posters, network with industry representatives, and win cash prizes.

Don’t let our name fool you – PiNO, the Polymer Initiative of Northeast Ohio attracts industry from all STEM fields, not just polymers This conference is geared towards, but not limited to, students in the following fields: macromolecular/polymer science and engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, and materials science and engineering. Registration is just $10 for all students, researchers, and young professionals. For more information on registration, conference information, and a growing list of our company sponsors please visit our website at www.pinoconference.com.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments please contact our director Parker Lee (pwl19@case.edu)

Thank you,

PiNO 2017 Graduate Macromolecular Student Organization

 

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Chemist Opportunity Valspar, Marengo, IL

CHEMIST

MARENGO, IL

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provides high-level expertise for new product development, including synthesis, analysis, and formulation and testing of new products. Responsibilities may include serving as the day-to-day leader for projects, serving as the primary liaison with internal and external customers on technical questions and concerns, and independently working to commercialize new products, including interfacing and supporting manufacturing. The Chemist leads projects, has expert knowledge of several product lines, applications, and markets and has experience with various types of polymer synthesis and coating formulations. May supervise support level technicians on a day-to-day basis.

We are not offering visa sponsorship for this position.

CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for planning and performing R&D investigations for new product development under the supervision of the lead Senior Scientist.
  • Serves as a key technical team member supporting complex cross-functional team project(s); collaborating with Analytical/Material Science, Process Chemistry, HSE and various Business groups to advance project(s) and achieve common goal(s).
  • Performs numerous types of polymerization, including solution and emulsion polymerization, as well as coating formulation and application testing. Gathers and analyzes data, refines technical approach/strategy and recommends next steps. Communicates results effectively and writes project reports.
  • Uses experimental design principles to increase fundamental understanding and find solution(s) for achieving the project goal(s).
  • Reads and interprets patents, examines new product concepts and technology, and determines how to improve or utilize technology to develop new products.
  • Serves as the primary contact for, and responds to highly technical and complex questions and concerns from production, research professionals, quality control, customers and other internal and external parties regarding development, application, quality assurance and related programs and services.
  • Operates, cleans, and calibrates all forms of equipment that requires professional judgment and background; also utilizes technical or standard equipment during the course of projects
  • May supervise or serve as a lead to lower level technicians or support personnel performing research projects.
  • Interprets and applies department policies and procedures and applicable laws, rules and regulations; ensures compliance with these areas.
  • Supports manufacture of various polymers across the corporation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s Degree in Polymer Chemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or equivalent area.
  • Recent Master’s graduate or Master’s graduate with 1-2 years of industrial experience.
  • Strong knowledge of polymer structure-property relationships, latex/coating film formation mechanisms, and rheology modifier/additive interactions.
  • Experience with polymer synthesis for coating applications preferred. Proficiency in emulsion polymerization highly desired.
  • Experience in industrial wood and metal coatings and applications a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to concisely present information and proposals to all organizational levels.

SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Prioritization of projects and assigning work
  • Apply comprehensive professional chemistry principles and practices
  • Perform highly technical synthesis and formulation tasks
  • Apply comprehensive application methods and procedures
  • Interpret and apply department policies and procedures and applicable laws, rules, and regulations
  • Solve technical problems and recommending solutions
  • Interpret data and develop reports
  • Understanding patents
  • Utilize experimental design principles
  • Utilize basic project management concepts
  • Apply commercialization principles and practices
  • Provide and communicate technical information
  • Microsoft Office proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); and other applicable applications
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers to provide and receive direction

If interested please apply online using the link below

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, chemicals, oils, and other conditions found in laboratory environments.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, typing, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

 

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

 

Postdoc Position Available

Postdoc Ad 2017-2

A Post-Doctoral Fellow Position is available in the areas of polymer and polymer nanocomposite in the Department of Chemistry at Virginia Tech. The Post-Doctoral position is full time for an initial appointment of 12 months. The position is renewable based on research performance, continued funding, and the need for the services.

Responsibilities: This position is expected to conduct research in the area of polymer and polymer nanocomposites. Candidates with a strong expertise in polymers, plasmonic nanoparticles, and carbon materials (graphene, carbon nanotubes) are strongly encouraged to apply. Additional expertise in thin films, membranes, mechanical tests, and device fabrication are appreciated. The candidate is expected to perform both fundamental and applied scholarly research works in the related field; to collect experimental data and analyze data; to prepare reports for funding agency, and manuscript for publications; to present research results at scientific conference; and to train graduate students as needed.

Qualifications: Ph.D. Degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, or related fields with strong nanomaterials background. Preferred research experience in one or more of the following: polymer synthesis, polymer thin film processing, polymer nanocomposites, mechanical property analysis, and electrochemistry analysis. Preferred instruments skills include DMA, TGA, DSC, GPC, AFM, SEM, TEM, SAXS, BET, etc. It is necessary to have good technical communication skills and some publication history of scholarly papers is desired.

To apply: Go to the Virginia tech employment page and find posting #SR0160264 or use the link: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/76060/

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. More information can be found at: www.sites.google.com/site/gliuwisc

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PiNO Conference, More Companies and Poster Abstract Deadline! PiNO Conference and Job Fair at Case Western Reserve University

Dear Students and Faculty,

The Graduate Macromolecular Student Organization at Case Western Reserve University would like to invite post-doctorate, graduate, and undergraduate students from all science and engineering programs to attend the PiNO Career Fair on June 9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. We currently have 8 of the top companies in the polymer, chemistry, and materials science field attending! PiNO is a one-day job fair and conference that allows students seeking internships, co-ops, or full-time employment to present posters, network with industry representatives, and win cash prizes.

The PiNO Poster Competition registration deadline is quickly approaching! Online abstract and resume upload will close on June 2, 2017.

Don’t let our name fool you – PiNO, the Polymer Initiative of Northeast Ohio attracts industry from all STEM fields, not just polymers This conference is geared towards, but not limited to, students in the following fields: macromolecular/polymer science and engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, and materials science and engineering. Registration is just $10 for all students, researchers, and young professionals. For more information on registration, conference information, and a growing list of our company sponsors please visit our website at www.pinoconference.com.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments please contact our director Parker Lee (pwl19@case.edu)

Thank you,

PiNO 2017 Graduate Macromolecular Student Organization

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PiNOconference

Follow us on Twitter: @Polymer_iNO