Polymer R&D Researcher/Scientist

For more information and to apply, go to https://careers.lyondellbasell.com/job/Cincinnati-Polymer-R&D-ResearcherScientist-OH-45249/640757100/

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500. LyondellBasell ( www.lyondellbasell.com ) manufactures products at 55 sites in 17 countries. LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including; packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels.

Basic Function

We are seeking a Polymer Researcher/Scientist to join our R&D Analytical team at the Cincinnati Technology Center (CTC) located in Cincinnati, OH. CTC functions as a Research and Development (R&D) Center for LyondellBasell’s North American Polymer Businesses. R&D focuses on improving polymers and polymer process technologies for our existing manufacturing facilities and on developing new technologies to meet LyondellBasell’s future business needs. As a member of the team you will support R&D Analytical Laboratories in reaching their objectives and annual goals. Position offers a competitive base salary, bonus, pension plan, 401K matching, generous benefits package, education assistance, and employee discounts. Relocation is available. This position reports to the Analytical Manager of the Cincinnati Technology Center.

Post-doctoral Fellowships in Brazil – Food Microbiology and Functional Ingredients for Food Applications

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Molecular Biology applied to Food Microbiology – apply by April 3rd


Post-doctoral Fellowship in Use of By-products from the Fruit and Vegetable Industry – apply by April 20th



Career Success Programming Update

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Career Success: Programming Update

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Research Chemist Position – NIOSH

Research Chemist Position

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Morgantown, WV


The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is pleased to announce an opening for an Associate Service Fellow to study chemical transformations of occupational environments and join its Exposure Assessment Branch (EAB) in the Health Effects Laboratory Division (HELD; www.cdc.gov/niosh/contact/im-held.html ), Morgantown, WV.


The candidate will be responsible for conducting gas-phase and surface-phase experiments to study the chemical transformations of consumer products and workplace emissions. Studies will include oxidation of chemical species, elucidation of chemical reaction mechanisms, and chemical collection and identification. Goals include developing more sensitive characterization of oxidized chemical species to be used as a basis for occupational sampling and as input for occupational exposure assessment.


A Master’s degree or Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field is required.  Skills in analytical chemistry (for example: gas and/or liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, and/or infrared spectroscopy) are preferred as well as prior experience with chemical kinetics, aerosol chemistry, chemical synthesis, and good laboratory practice are desirable.


The HELD is a fully-equipped multi-scientific discipline research facility. The campus is located in Morgantown, WV, one of the top small cities in the United States, with fine schools and cultural features. It is adjacent to West Virginia University (WVU), and NIOSH employees typically establish close collaborations with investigators at WVU.


Interested applicants should contact Dr. Ray Wells, Chief EAB, at e-mail: ozw0@cdc.gov  or (304)285-6341.  NIOSH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Instructor of Chemistry Position at WVU

Instructor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry

West Virginia State University
Founded in 1891, West Virginia State University (WVSU) is a public-land grant institution, which was originally founded as a historically black university, but which has evolved into a
fully accessible, racially integrated and multi-generational institution serving approximately 3,514 students. The University is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to
academic growth, service and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. WVSU offers 23 undergraduate and six graduate degrees through its four colleges. WVSU
competes in athletics at the NCAA Division II level in five men’s sports and five women’s sports. WVSU is located in Institute, WV, a suburb of Charleston, the largest city and the capital
of West Virginia. With more than 300,000 people living in the metropolitan area, it is an active, exciting and engaging community, boasting cultural and historical events, music, festivals and

Position Description
The West Virginia State University Department of Chemistry seeks applications for a full-time one-year term instructor of chemistry.

Responsibilities for the Instructor Position
Faculty member will be expected to teach Consumer Chemistry for non-majors, Health Science General Chemistry for non-majors, general chemistry courses, and potentially courses within the
candidate’s area of expertise. Persons with the desire to teach using both traditional and on-line modalities are encouraged to apply. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to student
advising, departmental outreach, and program assessment. The position is a nine-month term appointment with the opportunity to participate in summer school.

Night and weekend work will sometimes be required.

Requirements for the Instructor Position
The candidate must have a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Chemistry or a closely related field.

Salary Statement
Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Appointment Status
This position will be a full-time one-year term appointment in the Department of Chemistry within the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Proposed Starting Date
The starting date for this position is August 2020.

To Apply
To be considered for this position, please submit your resume, a letter of interest, transcripts, and the names and email addresses or phone numbers of three professional references by March 25,
2020. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.

Please submit application materials via email, mail or in person to: hr@wvstateu.edu or mail to:

West Virginia State University
Department of Human Resources
P. O. Box 1000, 105 Cole Complex
Institute, WV 25112

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Human Resources at (304) 766-3156 and/or hr@wvstateu.edu.

West Virginia State University conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the
satisfactory completion of a background check.

West Virginia State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. No person shall be denied admission to educational programs, activities or employment on the
basis of any legally protected status, or be subjected to prohibited discrimination involving, but not limited to, such factors as race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin,
marital status, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Upon request, reasonable accommodations will be
made to provide this content into an alternate accessible format by contacting Justin Cherry at 304.766.3156 or Justin.Cherry@wvstateu.edu.

Mass Spectrometry Position Available at Bowling Green State University

Position Summary
The Department of Chemistry maintains a facility that provides researchers critical and shared access to
a variety of mass spectrometers, including gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), liquid
chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS), and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-offlight
(MALDI-TOF) instruments. This position will oversee, supervise, and maintain this facility as well as
provide technical support to the other mass-spectrometry related instrumentation in both instructional
and individual faculty research labs. Since the primary facility users are doctoral students and post-docs,
training and assisting new users is an essential responsibility. The successful applicant will also provide
technical assistance for faculty grant writing activities seeking funding for upgraded equipment,
including that for high-resolution mass spectrometry, targeted through federal instrumentation

The oversight of this sophisticated instrumentation requires an applicant with expertise and extensive
experience in the field of mass spectrometry.

Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities
• Carry out mass spectrometric analyses on samples submitted by the department’s research
groups. Assist researchers with interpretation of mass spectra.
• Establish and oversee a training protocol for students on the proper use of the various mass
spectrometers. Manage a process to certify students on each instrument. Schedule training
sessions at appropriate times in the semester.
• Carry out routine and preventative maintenance and minor repairs on all instruments including
the mass spectrometers, the gas and liquid chromatographs, and the vacuum systems.
• Maintain documentation of analytical routines/procedures and track instrument usage and
• Serve as the department contact for consultation with instrument vendor technical staff for
troubleshooting hardware and software problems, for assessing and coordinating assistance
with major repairs, and for acquiring and evaluating technical specifications to be used in
external proposal submissions seeking funding for upgraded instrumentation.
• Provide technical assistance and oversight for instrumentation in the instructional Organic
Chemistry Lab and the Integrated Analytical and Physical Lab. Assist with training students on
proper instrument use.

Knowledge, Skills or Abilities
It is expected that a successful candidate would have made extensive use of a variety of mass
spectrometry instrumentation during their doctoral research, including high-resolution instruments, or
have overseen a multi-user mass spectrometry facility. They would be expected to be knowledgeable
about selecting appropriate methods to handle a variety of sample types and to be able to assist the
graduate student/post-doc researchers with data interpretation.

Minimum Qualifications
A Master’s degree is required. A Doctoral degree is preferred. Successful candidate must have Master’s
degree conferred at the time of application or attained ABD status in a doctoral degree program.

The following experience is required:
• 1 year professional experience or 2 years doctoral GA experience operating and maintaining GCMS,
LC-MS, and MALDI-TOF mass-spectrometry instrumentation.

The following experience is preferred:
• Experience with high-resolution mass spectrometry is preferred.

Full-time, Administrative staff position available. Administrative Grade Level 355. Salary is
commensurate with education and experience. Full benefit package available.

Deadline to apply: March 19, 2020

To Apply
For a complete job description & to apply for this position visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/ or contact
the Office of Human Resources at (419) 372-8421. BGSU. AA/EEO/Disabilities/Veterans. In compliance
with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an
accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-

Lead Biophysicist Position at ARA

Position Overview

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is seeking a biophysicist to lead a dynamic team of scientists, engineers, and modelers in the Health Effects and Risk Assessment (HERA) group. As the lead biophysicist, you will serve as the Principal Investigator on an existing contract, and lead development of computational models to predict the risk of combined injury from concurrent exposure to blast, thermal, and radiation environments. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in physiology and systems biology, and experience with computational methods relevant to the prediction of health outcomes associated with radiation exposure. The individual should have a proven ability to collaborate with transdisciplinary teams, and the desire to develop a vision for a research program that supports the practical application of state-of-the-science models/methods. In this role, you can expect to play a significant part in ARA’s evolving programs designed to characterize biological effects from exposure to different types of energy sources.


As the lead biophysicist in HERA, you will …

  • Serve as Principal Investigator (PI) and primary point of contact on our human survivability contract with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
  • Lead a dynamic team of researchers in creating a vision for the human survivability program that supports the medical planning mission
  • Contribute to research on predictive models of injury, working with transdisciplinary teams to develop innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Prepare technical reports, presentations, and other finished products, and collaborate with your team to ensure the quality and timeliness of deliverables
  • Assist in business development, cultivate new opportunities, contribute to the development of proposals, and build strong relationships with current and potential customers
  • Serve as a mentor to junior staff, helping them to develop the skills and expertise to further their own professional growth.


Requirements for the lead biophysicist position include …

  • Doctorate in biophysics or closely related field with 1-3 years of related experience
  • Solid background in applied mathematics, including familiarity with computational modeling approaches relevant to the prediction of biological effects at different scales of biological organization
  • Demonstrated experience in the following:
    • Developing/applying dose-response functions to predict potential damage at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, or system level
    • Researching mathematical models that estimate the risk of adverse effects on human tissues following exposure, and
    • Providing “fit-for-purpose” solutions to complex risk problems that reflect the goals of the analysis.
  • Working knowledge of
    • human physiology and systems biology, and
    • energy transfer fundamentals
  • An active DoD security clearance, or the ability to earn a security clearance based on an evaluation of various factors (e.g., credit, felony convictions, and US Citizenship [not including green cards]).


For more information, please contact:


Stephen M. Beaulieu

Principal Scientist | HERA Group Leader

Office: 919.582.3487


Visiting Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry & Physics at Franklin College invites applications for a Visiting
Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry position beginning in August 2020. The position
is a one-year term with the possibility of renewal for an additional year. We provide a strong,
active, and tailored liberal arts education through small class sizes and intentional
relationships between students and their faculty mentors. Located about 20 miles from
downtown Indianapolis, we support purposeful and practical academic experiences in and out
of the classroom that leverage this location as students pursue personal, intellectual and
professional growth. Please see www.FranklinCollege.edu for more details.

The ideal candidate for this position will offer an engaging General Chemistry course, as well
as courses in Analytical Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis for science majors. The
opportunity exists for the new hire to develop an elective course of their choosing in their
second year. Candidates who can demonstrate a dedication to teaching, a commitment to
engaging students by creatively utilizing our existing analytical instruments (GC-MS, AA,
HPLC etc.) either through course deliveries or special projects, the ability to contribute in
meaningful ways to the College’s continuing commitment to diversity, and a genuine interest
in working with undergraduates in a small-college liberal arts setting will be given preference.
Applicants with Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry and college-level teaching experience are highly
preferred. However, those with Ph.D. in a closely-related will also be considered. ABD
candidates will be required to have completed their Ph.D. by August 10, 2020.

The hire will join the department and the college at a time of exciting curricular change, and a
renovated and expanded science building that highlights student research and collaboration.
The historically strong Chemistry program is committed to delivering fundamentals needed in
the market today through increasingly immersive and hands-on methods of teaching and
learning. The college is embarking on a similar initiative campus-wide.

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
position has been filled. Applicants should submit a complete application (electronic
submissions preferred) including letter of application, teaching statement, Curriculum Vita,
transcripts, and student course evaluations via the application link – Franklin College Faculty
Application. Three letters of recommendation should be submitted independently to

Franklin College
Office of Human Resources
101 Branigin Blvd.
Franklin, IN 46131