Our team is comprised of creative, highly-skilled innovators who are engaged in research and technology development. This position is for a senior team member who will be involved with chemically upcycling wastes or undervalued feedstocks to produce new sustainable materials for the asphalt industry.
The focus of the Lead Scientist will include:
• Generating new ideas and collaborating with the research team to expand research capabilities
• Investigating new approaches for chemically upcycling wastes or undervalued feedstocks
• Propose creative low-cost chemistries, experimental design and implementation
• Chemical characterization of products through multiple methods, reaction mechanism investigations, and materials balance determination to help guide techno economic analysis and environmental impacts
• Review literature, write reports, assisting in writing proposals, and authoring peer-reviewed publications (when appropriate)
• Organizing and directing project activities and coordinating the efforts of a project team
• Supervising, interpreting and reviewing the applicability and accuracy of data and providing feedback to clients and project staff
• Planning, designing, coordinating, and controlling the progress of project work and communicating the progress to clients and senior management
The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Chemistry, or closely related field, with a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry or polymer chemistry. Experience in petroleum, coal, biomass, green chemistry, thermochemical/chemical conversion (liquefaction or extraction), asphalt or with producing asphalt products (or asphalt formation) is desirable.
Individuals will thrive in this position if they have a passion for innovation and problem solving, a desire to engage in a team-oriented culture, are detail-oriented, and possess strong verbal and written communication skills. Team members who excel in this position will have opportunities for future growth.
Starting Salary Range: $80,000 to $85,000 per year
We offer a comprehensive benefit package, including generous paid time off, flexible schedules, and tuition waivers for one free class at the University of Wyoming each semester. Our package includes a retirement plan (with an 8% employer contribution after one year and options to contribute to a supplemental plan), insurance (medical, dental, vision, and life) and an employee assistance program.
Submit resume and cover letter to Michelle Holmes, Human Resources Manager, by email at mholmes1@uwyo.edu. The position is open until filled.
WRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Development Engineer, the Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University invites applicants for a part-time (.15 FTE), 12-month Development Engineer for the Chemistry Electronics Shop. Hourly wage range is $24.83-38.00 per hour, based on experience. The Development Engineer provides support in maintenance, repair, materials, and calibration of scientific instruments in the instructional and research laboratories for Oregon State University, Chemistry Department and other departments within the University. To review posting and apply, go to https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/125406  Closing date is October 14th 2022.

The John Templeton Foundation is hosting a funding initiative with the Sloan Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and Simons Foundation for advancing fundamental physics. 

Goals

The program is intended to support high-risk and potentially high-return small-scale experimental projects aimed at new ambitious discoveries beyond the current frontier of fundamental physics.  “Small scale” refers to table-top size experiments or to ones that could fit in a typical university physics research lab.  Examples of such projects include, but are not limited to, tests of basic principles of quantum physics, tests of interaction laws and established symmetry principles, and searches for new particles.

The first deadline is a brief letter of intent emailed to Simons Foundation before October 31, 2022.

The period of performance is one to five years. They expect annual project budgets to fall between $300,000 and $1,000,000, although there is no specific funding level recommendation. The foundations expect to distribute a combined $20,000,000 over the five years of this program. 

Elizabeth Ocampo in the OSU Foundation would be delighted to help craft LOI submissions with anyone interested in that kind of support.


Sincerely,


Bettye

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Bettye L.S. Maddux, PhD

Director of Research Development

College of Science

Oregon State University

Join the funding opportunity (ECOS, GP-ECOS) 

listserv: https://lists.oregonstate.edu/mailman/listinfo/cos-research-employees

ECOS: https://internal.science.oregonstate.edu/rdu/funding

Looking for Proposal support? Email research.development@science.oregonstate.edu

We expanded our research administrative staff. Please use this email for your requests.

The OSU Beaver Store is accepting Winter 2023 course materials adoptions starting Oct. 4. Faculty or designated staff can submit course material adoptions here: https://beavs.osubeaverstore.com/adoptions/. Submitting course material adoptions prior to Winter term registration assists students to budget for expenses and allows the non-profit campus store to start sourcing low-cost formats of the required materials. Questions or need assistance? Contact course.adoptions@osubeaverstore.comor james@osubeaverstore.com.

The Research Office is excited to announce that the Human Research Protections Program is transitioning the IRB protocol submission module to Cayuse Human Ethics. The last day for PIs to submit any materials through the old system, iRIS, is Oct. 3. For more information and actions PIs will need to take, please see our newly-updated HRPP Cayuse HE Transition website and FAQs.

The Valley Library Reading Room is hosting a Call for Art about perseverance alongside the Perseverance Book Collection. Books in this collection highlight journeys that have embodied how despite great challenges, it is possible to overcome. Open to everyone. Registration page. Once registered, you’ll receive a confirmation email to drop off your art Oct. 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., or Oct. 8, 4-7 p.m., in the Valley Library interior front lobby.

Bobbin’ through the Woods: CoF Holiday Craft & Art Fair College of Forestry will host its inaugural craft & art fair Dec. 2-3 at the Peavy Forest Science Center and Richardson Hall. We are searching for vendors interested in showcasing and selling their items at our event. All booth fees and commissions will be paid directly to the OSU Foundation account supporting Rootstock, the College of Forestry’s food pantry, and are considered a tax write off. For more information please visit https://www.forestry.oregonstate.edu/bobbin%E2%80%99-through-woods.

OSU’s Department of Public Safety and Transportation Services is hosting a bike registration event on Sept. 26 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the McNary Dining Quad. The event is free. Registering your bike with 529 Garage is a tool used by law enforcement to reduce bike theft and obtain information such as serial numbers and photos in the event your bike is stolen. You can also register for ZAP Oregon State, a free bike commute rewards program for Oregon State University students and employees.

Community Engagement & Leadershipinvites you to “Fall Into Service” with us on Saturday, Sept. 24. Fall Into Service provides OSU community members with an opportunity to kick off the academic year engaged in our community. Students, faculty, staff and their partners and children are all invited to participate in this event. A light breakfast, snacks, lunch and transportation to the service projects will be provided to volunteers. Register today at beav.es/cel.

The Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, & the Arts  (Office of URSA) is excited to announce this year’s call for  faculty  submissions  for the 2022-2023 URSA Engage Program, which is designed to provide first- and second-year students, as well as transfer students in their first year at OSU, opportunities to pursue research or a creative activity under the guidance of an OSU faculty mentor.  

  

The  faculty summary form can be found at this link or by visiting https://beav.es/iHV

Below is an overview of the URSA Engage Program. More detailed information about eligibility and deadlines can be found on  our website

  

  1. Faculty submit the mentor summary form by Friday, October 14, 2022 at 11:59pm. 
  2. The opportunities submitted by faculty will be posted on our website for students to view on October 17
  3. Students will read through mentor summaries and fill out a form that will be emailed to faculty mentors they are interested in working with.  
  4. Faculty and students will then discuss shared interests and whether they want to work together on a project either in-person or via Zoom. We encourage faculty to host group session(s) to chat with students prior to allowing them to apply.  
  5. Faculty will ultimately decide which student(s) they will allow to move forward with an application to the URSA Engage Program.
  6. Students who have secured a mentor will then apply to the URSA Engage Program. The Office of URSA will evaluate student applications and students will be notified of acceptances mid-January of 2023. 

  

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We appreciate your partnership and willingness to mentor students early in their careers at OSU!  

  

Best, 

Stephanie

  

Stephanie Ramos, MS 

Associate Director of Undergraduate Research  
Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, & the Arts (URSA)

https://undergraduate.oregonstate.edu/research 
Oregon State University 

LINC 466

541-737-4892 
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