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:

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. More information can be found at:

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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

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2017 Baxter Young Investigator Awards (application deadline June 30)

2017 Baxter Young Investigator Award Program

Baxter provides products and services that are essential for saving and sustaining patient lives. This broad portfolio includes peritoneal, acute & in‐center dialysis; IV solutions & premixed drugs; infusion pumps & administration sets; parenteral nutrition; surgical products & anesthetics; as well as pharmacy automation, software & services. The company’s global footprint and the critical nature of its products and services play a key role in expanding access to healthcare in emerging and developed countries. Baxter’s employees worldwide are building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations that enable patient care. To celebrate and promote innovative research, Baxter sponsors an annual award program open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Baxter’s Young Investigator Awards seek to stimulate and reward research applicable to the development of therapies and medical products that save and sustain patients’ lives. Baxter invites current graduate students and post‐doctoral fellows in North America to submit descriptions of ongoing research. The Baxter Young Investigator Awards program consists of two tiers; first tier awards include a $2,000 cash prize and an onsite visit to present the award‐winning research. Second tier awards will receive a $500 cash prize.

Scope and Criteria of the Award

Competitive applications will describe active research which clearly and concisely demonstrates direct relevance to critical care therapies, and especially to those therapies closely related to Baxter’s portfolio. Technological and scientific developments to support these therapeutic areas are also considered, to the extent that the developments are critical to the advancement of application or understanding of the corresponding therapy or product.

Research Description

The application should clearly describe the connection between the research and the therapies relevant to Baxter’s portfolio. The length should not exceed two pages (including figures and references). The applicant’s scientific advisor should also send a letter that confirms the enrollment or postdoctoral status, details the applicant’s contribution to the research, distinguishing it from the efforts of other supporting team members, and establishes the significance of the contribution to its relevant scientific discipline. Although these letters should be concise, the scientific advisor is welcome to discuss unique circumstances which may be relevant to the applicant’s contribution.


All applicants must be currently enrolled graduate students or postdoctoral fellows in North America and must be primarily responsible for the research described. All successful applicants must commit to briefly presenting their results at the annual Young Investigator Awards ceremony to be held on September 14, 2017 at Baxter’s R&D facility located in Round Lake, Illinois.

Details and Conditions

The presentation will be recorded for broadcast at a later date and shared with Baxter’s worldwide facilities. Some content may be made public through Baxter’s website or through other avenues. Baxter will cover the cost of travel to and from the awards ceremony, as well as the cost of accommodations for the nights before and after the ceremony for those traveling from outside the Chicago area.

Application Deadline

Research descriptions, resumes, and letters should be submitted to the following website no later than June 30, 2017.‐baxter/science/programs/young‐investigator‐

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Summer employment opportunities for students in Chemistry education

Summer 2017 Employment Opportunities

Instructor and Teaching Assistant

 CTY offers challenging academic programs for highly talented elementary, middle, and high school students from across the country and around the world. We are currently seeking highly motivated and qualified candidates to work in our summer programs. Information regarding employment and our summer programs can be found at

Why teach for CTY?

  • opportunity to teach motivated and talented students a subject they love
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We also hire a number of undergraduate and graduate students as Resident Assistants, office staff, and junior administration.  Room and board, as well as a stipend, are included at our residential sites.

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International Undergraduate Research Journal (JYI) Seeking New Staff

The Journal of Young Investigators (JYI) is an independent, non-profit, peer-reviewed, online science journal that is managed entirely by and for undergraduate students from across the world. JYI’s innovative manuscript review process serves as a platform for undergraduates to be involved in every step of the peer-review process, a valuable experience that cannot be found anywhere else. Since its founding in 1997, JYI has been the pioneering journal for reviewing undergraduate research, publishing science news, and providing career information. JYI’s unique mission has been recognized in Science, Nature, EurekAlert!, The Chronicle on Higher Education, and The New York Times.

JYI is currently looking for highly motivated undergraduates to fill positions within our organization. Being involved in JYI is a chance to channel your enthusiasm and create a long lasting impact during your undergraduate career. Applications are considered on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information on how to apply, please visit:

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Urgent: Managing Editor
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