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10.18.2014 NOVARTIS Senior Research Scientist – Polymer Synthesis

Vision Care Research

The objective of this role is to develop a strong internal competence in the area of polymer design, synthesis, characterization and formulation and to use this competence to develop novel and differentiated Contact Lens and Contact Lens Care materials

Education   Ph. D. in Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry or Organic Chemistry


  • 3 - 10 years of work experience in the area of polymer design, synthesis and characterization is desired.
  • Knowledgeable in all contact lens characterization tools and methods: Surface, bulk, thermal, mechanical, etc.
  • Excellent technical communication skills
  • Experience in the area of medical device research is a plus


10.18.2014 Getty Conservation Institute (GCI)

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) is pleased to announce that the application for our next Post Doctoral Fellow in Conservation Science is now available online.  The fellowship is a two-year program designed to provide recent PhDs in chemistry and the physical sciences with experience in conservation science. The 2015-2017 Postdoctoral Fellow will be an integral part of the GCI Science Department's newly-formed ‘Treatment Studies’ research area, working also with colleagues in related research areas, such as Materials Characterization.

Since we often find the very best candidates through direct contact with our colleagues in the field, I am forwarding the full description to you with the hope that you will share it with those you feel may be interested and qualified to apply.

If you have specific questions about the position, please contact me or Alan Phenix (

The deadline for application is November 17, 2014. The application can be found on our website:

Ms. Reem Baroody | The Getty Conservation Institute | Project Associate, Education |1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 700 | Los Angeles, CA 90049-1684  | (P) 310.440.6576 | (F) 310.440.7713



8.18.2014 Career Opportunities with LORD Corporation

Job Title: Staff I Sr. Staff Engineer/Scientist

The Electronic Materials Technology team is looking for an experienced product development scientist or engineer. The
candidate should have leadership experience, a polymer science background , a track record of commercializing new
products, and excellent customer engagement skills. Experience is desired in the field of potting and encapsulation
products , automotive electronics, LEOs, electric/hybrid vehicles, or power electronics.

Mandatory Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.3 GPAin chemistry, polymer science, chemical engineering, material science or
a related field.
• 5+ years of industrial experience in the area of polymeric pottants, encapsulants, silicones, urethanes, or thermally conductive materials.
• 5+ years experience in developing new sales and customers
• A track record and desire to work in a laboratory environment.
• Experience leading medium to large product development projects or customer trials.
A track record of launching new polymeric material products.
• Ability to collaborate and communicate with others even in challenging situations, including internal & external
customers and teams.
Prior published articles and/or patents.
•Awareness of cham icallaboratory safety procedures.

Non-Mandatory Qualifications
Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in related field.
Eperience in the fields of automotive electronics, LEOs, electriclh}tlrid vehicles, or power electronics.

See Full Posting at: lord_opening_electronic_materials-1.pdf


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8.8.2014 Career Opportunities with W.R. Grace & Co - Conn.

Post-Doc Proposal – Specialty Catalyst Business

A. Strong knowledge of polymer and material science.
Working knowledge of polymer melts and mixing of
viscous materials as well as fabrication technology
B. Passion for problem solving
C. Working knowledge of modeling techniques
D. Excellent organizational skills
E. Ability to work on complex spaces and to connect
different technology elements from catalyst science to
process know-how to PP product performance
F. Independent and pro-active
G. Passion for learning and teaching
H. Ability to work with diverse research and business
I. Excellent inter-personal skills to build cooperation
bridges for optimum use of resources
J. Fluency in mandarin would be considered a plus.

See Full Posting: post-docproposal2014-gracesc.pdf








8.8.2014 Career Opportunities with Rutgers

Job Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow

A post-doctoral position is available in the Pietrangelo laboratory for a highly motivated
candidate with a background in synthetic polymer chemistry. Interests in the Pietrangelo group
lie in developing stimuli-responsive bio-derived polymers for drug delivery and water
remediation applications and π-conjugated (macro)molecules for (opto)electronic device
applications. Applicants must hold a PhD degree and have exceptional synthetic and analytical
skills. Complete applications including: i) a curriculum vitae ii) a brief summary of past, current,
and future research interests, iii) three reference letters, and iv) an expected availability date must
be submitted to: Agostino Pietrangelo, PhD, Department of Chemistry, Rutgers University-Newark

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Contact: Agostino Pietrangelo
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Rutgers University – The State University of New Jersey


Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department of Chemistry
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Olson Laboratories
73 Warren Street
Newark, NJ 07102-1811
Phone: 973-353-5329/5173
Fax: 973-353-1264

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8.8.2014 Career Opportunities with Applied Materials Group at the Air Force Research Laboratory/Rocket Propulsion Division, Edwards Air Force Base, California

Job Title:  Materials Engineer (Research & Development)

ERC, Inc. is seeking a research scientist/engineer to join the Applied Materials Group at the Air Force Research Laboratory/Rocket Propulsion Division, Edwards Air Force Base, California.  Our group’s mission is to develop and apply materials to rockets and spacecraft that will deliver the performance required of future defense systems.  The principle responsibilities for this position entail the processing of polymer-based composite materials and structures therefrom, and performing testing of those articles in relevant environments.  This position requires the candidate to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a field of science and/or engineering (chemical, materials, mechanical, etc.) with a polymer tract.  Applicant must be a U.S. citizen. 


Aerospace Systems Directorate, Rocket Propulsion Division

10 E. Saturn Blvd. Bldg. 8451, Rm. 97

Edwards AFB, CA 93524

VOICE: DSN 525-5943; COMM (661)-275-5943

FAX: DSN 525-5471; COMM (661)-275-5471




8.8.2014 Career Opportunities with Ennis-Flint

Job Title: Analytical chemist with a focus in polymer characterization.  

“The analytical team at Ennis-Flint is looking for an analytical chemist with a focus in polymer characterization.  We support research and development of a diverse set of coatings and markings.  Please see our website for an overview of the types of chemistries we work with.  This position is ideal for a creative problem solver with a strong analytical background who enjoys developing new methods and analyzing challenging samples.



BS in Chemistry/ChemE or equivalent plus 4 years of relevant experience/MS +2 years/PhD

Strong communication skills


Proficient with: GPC, DSC, TGA, Rheology, DMA.

Familiar with: GC/MS, HPLC, FTIR, NMR, SEM/EDX, titrations and wet chemistry”


This position will be based at our new R&D facility in Thomasville, NC.  Please send resumes/inquiries to the contact information below:



Matthew Swenson

R&D Chemist

Team Leader – Analytical Chemistry



4686 Turnpike Ct.

Thomasville, NC 27360


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