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Michigan State University(MSU) Research Associate-Fixed Term in East Lansing, Michigan

h3Position Summary/h3 align="center"Green Bioproducts Lab, Michigan State University Position description: The Department of Forestry at Michigan State University is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate/Postdoctoral Researcher for developing lignin-based bioproducts. The researcher will be working on multiple research projects under the supervision of Dr. Mojgan Nejad. The candidate will be required to conduct biomass lignin characterization, resin formulation, performance evaluation and to write project reports and refereed papers. These multidisciplinary projects are performed in close collaboration with multiple industry partners and the individual will have the opportunity to interact with industry leaders on a regular basis. It is expected for the researcher to mentor graduate and undergraduate students in the lab and provide instrumental and lab safety training. The position will begin as a one-year appointment with extension available depending on satisfactory performance and continued funding availability. Location: The position will be based at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, USA. align="center"emMSU is an equal opportunity employer and the MSU Department of Forestry is committed to promoting diversity in research. We actively encourage applications from, and nominations of, women, persons of color, veterans, persons with disabilities and other individuals who can contribute to the intellectual diversity and cultural richness at Michigan State University. MSU is committed to providing a work environment that supports employeesrsquo\; work and personal life, and offers employment assistance to the spouse or partner of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions./em h3Required Degree/h3 Doctorate -Polymer/organic chemistry or chemical en h3Minimum Requirements/h3 An earned PhD in polymer chemistry, organic chemistry, chemical engineering, or related field by the position start date. h3Desired Qualifications/h3 liKnowledge of lignin chemistry and resin formulation;/li liDemonstrated ability to work with advanced analytical techniques such as HPLC, GPC, NMR, FTIR, DSC, TGA and Rheometer;/li liExpertise in multivariate data analysis using chemometric software (Unscrambler or SIMCA-P);/li liPrevious project and lab management experience;/li liExceptional work ethic and professionalism./li /ul h3Required Application Materials/h3 1) a letter of interest detailing qualifications for the position, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a list of three professional references with contact information (institution, email address, phone number). h3Special Instructions/h3 Application deadline: May 31, 2019.#160; Desired start date is July 1, 2019.#160;Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Nejad at anejad@msu.edu/a. h3Review of Applications Begins On/h3 06/01/2019 h3Website/h3 for.msu.edu h3Department Statement/h3 The mission of#160;abbr title="Michigan State University"MSU/abbr;Forestry is to create and transfer fundamental and applied knowledge of forested and associated systems from an integrated ecological, social and economic perspective. We bring knowledge and skills to advance conservation, restoration and sustainable use of ecosystem services from local to global scales. At MSU Forestry, we agree with and support University initiatives that are designed to create a welcoming, safe and inclusive collegiate community. Faculty and staff are committed to fostering open dialogue and supportive communic