PPG Specialty Synthesis Group is seeking an entry-level Research Chemist for their process development team located in Monroeville, PA. The research chemist’s principal responsibility is developing a robust synthesis and purification method for novel OLED emitters.
- Develop scalable synthetic processes for OLED emitters that are reproducible and cost effective through a thorough scientific approach.
- Evaluate the synthesis for new emitters as they are identified. Provide samples using a commercially feasible synthetic strategy.
- Advance technology used in the laboratory to improve process development understanding and reduce cycle times (EasyMax/Optimax, EasyViewer).
- Analyze and interpret analytical results and make process changes as necessary.
- Provide support for scale up of new products by technicians in both a kilo lab and plant setting.
- Help support existing commercial as well as pre-commercial and developmental products.
- Support the use of quality tools (critical thinking, DOE, statistical analysis etc.) as applicable in the development of new processes.
- Hands-on laboratory experiments using common chemistry equipment and instruments (HPLC, UPLC, GC).
- Effectively communicates within the work team and provides clear and concise documentation of technical results.
- Works in a safe manner. Reads, understands and follows all pertinent SOPs.
- B.S. in Chemistry.
- Entry level, no industry experience required.
Outstanding teachers can make a world of difference for students—particularly in high-need schools. The prestigious Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship is looking to support those who want to share their STEM knowledge with young people. The Fellowship is open to college seniors, graduates, and career changers.
The Fellowship offers:
- specialized preparation to teach in high-need schools in Philadelphia or Pittsburgh,
- admission into a master’s program,
- a $32,000 stipend, and
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Fellowships are awarded on a rolling basis and the application deadline has been extended to April 1, 2021. Learn more and/or apply here.
MilliporeSigma in Bellefonte, PA is seeking an Associate Production Scientist to manufacture and/or evaluate products according to established protocols, provide technical support to others and perform operations in support of the group and department.
The Associate Production Scientists will safely perform operations to meet quality expectations ensuring quality throughout the process. They must also complete the volume of work required to achieve group/departmental goals and meet deadlines. Participation in quality audits will be required as needed.
In compliance with change control procedures, they will also be responsible for improving processes through application of scientific knowledge, experience, and principles.
A bachelor’s degree is required. Learn more here.
Applications must be completed by February 15, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. EST.
The Repperger Research Intern Program is a 10-week educational experience, providing research opportunities for students at one of three Air Force research facilities under the mentorship of an Air Force scientist. Scientists have been hand selected to mentor, because of their technical knowledge, experience and willingness to help science and engineering students enhance their learning through participation in an actual Air Force research project. The available research opportunities span nearly all STEM fields, from Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Kinesiology, Physics and many more areas of study. Along with gaining first-hand research experience, students will learn the inner workings of an operational laboratory and develop contacts and friendships that will last a lifetime.
Program Dates: June 7 – August 13, 2021
Research Locations: Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH or JBSA, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX or Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Stipend: ~$12,000 for 10-week period
For detailed program information, please visit https://orise.orau.gov/afrl/repperger-research.html.
This opportunity is limited to US Citizens due to the sensitive/classified nature of much of the research performed at AFRL.
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Application Deadline: February 23, 2017
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh is opening a 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program (SURF Pitt 2017). Summer research opportunities are available for up to five female or minority undergraduate students majoring in chemistry who are expected to graduate in 2018.
Students selected for the program will receive a stipend of $360 per week for 10 weeks of summer research starting on May 30th. Students will also be provided free housing at Pennsylvania Hall on the University of Pittsburgh campus.
Applicants are required to send their cover letter, official or unofficial transcript, and a prioritized list of four Chemistry Department research groups in which they are interested. Two letters of recommendation must be sent directly to Debbie Hunt (email@example.com).
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