Design, execute and control two laboratory projects; synthesize polymers from renewable resources; use electrospinning techniques to produce polymer fiber mats and investigate drug-eluting profiles; synthesize high molecular weight disulfide polymer rings; coordinate the processing and analysis of data; conduct experimental tests and procedures and learn and develop new and/or revised research methodologies; perform critical analyses of literature relevant to research undertaken; assist in the preparation of research papers and manuscripts for publication and presentations at conferences and workshops, and in the writing of project reports, articles and other documents; conduct and participate in staff conferences related to the progress of the projects; report findings via periodic reports; assist in the design and implementation of complex data processing systems (SEC); assist in the establishment of test controls, criteria and research standards; oversee the operation and maintenance of necessary equipment (dry boxes, polymerization reactors, SEC, DSC, TGA, Instron, SEM and other polymer characterization equipment, electrospinning set-up); develop and test experimental designs, sampling techniques, and analytical methods and make recommendation for their utilization; participate in the development of the goals of new research projects and in the planning of laboratory work; plan and coordinate the work of students and other support personnel; serve as consultant to professor Puskas and her research faculty and staff; other duties as assigned.
Additional Information for Applicants::
Position located in Wooster, Ohio. This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal.
Master’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience; ability to translate, adapt and apply academic and practical knowledge in scientific research.
Experience in a scientific research capacity.
Target Salary: $16.35 - $17.35 Hourly
Job Category: Research
Job Appointment (FTE%):
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