“I am back to looking for a scientist/ engineer with some chemical background to help with the commercialization of some of our materials.  I am looking for someone that can handle to the chaos associated with a new highly innovative technology, but also have the aptitude to push the technology towards manufacturing.  Is there anyone that you would recommend?  I am thinking about a Masters or Ph.D. candidate.  I really appreciate the depth of understanding that innovative PChemists have.  I would be open to a talented undergraduate if they have the aptitude and drive – I hired a fantastic bachelor’s level ME last spring that has turned out very well – he is not a typical ME undergrad.  A ChemE with similar aptitude and drive could work very well.

All the Best,

Jim Abbott, Ph.D.

Director, Electronic Films Engineering
Crown Electrokinetics Corp  |  Nasdaq: CRKN

OSU’s Open Education Resources Unit has a goal to lower the cost of learning for students. Open educational resources (OER) aim to increase the world’s access to knowledge through low- and no-cost open textbooks and reusable, digital learning materials. Through the use of OER, OSU students have saved nearly $10 million since the winter of 2019. 

This spring, the Open Educational Resources Unit — a part of the division of Ecampus —  is hosting several professional development opportunities for faculty to learn more about OER and how to implement them in their courses. 

Open Education Week — March 7-11

This weeklong, online event gives educators and students an opportunity to learn more about open educational practices and be inspired by the work being developed around the world, including by Oregon State faculty. View the schedule of events and register »

Think Open Symposium — May 16 

Join us for an in-person symposium in OSU’s CH2M HILL Alumni Center that will feature lively presentations and discussions on OER, open pedagogy and open access. Hear from faculty and education professionals who have firsthand experience with OER and can speak to the positive impact they have on students.

Here is a list of the day’s events. You can join us for the full day or as your schedule allows:

  • 8:30-9 a.m. — Registration and coffee
  • 9-9:45 — The State of OER at Oregon State (Stefanie Buck, director of the Open Educational Resources Unit)
  • 10-10:45 — Why Open Education Matters to Social Justice (Amanda Coolidge, Director of Open Education, BCcampus)
  • 11-11:45 — Breakout sessions
  • Noon-12:45 p.m. — Lunch and keynote presentation (Robert Biswas-Diener of Positive Acorn)
  • 12:45 p.m. — Prize drawing 

Preview the schedule of events and register today

We hope to see you and members of your college there!

All the best,


Lisa L. Templeton, Associate Provost

Oregon State University | Ecampus | 541-737-1279


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Hewlett Packard – Day shift Mon-Fri (7:00 a.m.  – 3:30 p.m.)

Chemical Technician (Ink Lab)

Corvallis, Oregon


Use excellent wet bench chemistry skills to create solutions, perform dilutions, and formulate and reformulate inks. Perform testing of inks and solutions by filling printer pens and printing on a variety of printer types.

Perform analysis of materials and components utilizing standard chemical/laboratory instrumentation for R&D, product development and manufacturing activities.

Perform standard physical analysis of solutions and inks and report results quickly and accurately.

Work with chemists to perform experiments and communicate results. Work on assignments that are complex in nature and require considerable judgment, initiative, and technical/specialized knowledge to resolve problems and/or develop recommended solutions.

Work is completed with minimal supervision and assignments may be completed without established procedures. May determine methods and procedures for new assignments.

Desired Skills:

• Expert knowledge of routine chemical laboratory procedures, equipment, chemical nomenclature, chemical handling and safety.

• Thorough knowledge of the theory and operation of simple analytical testing (pH, conductivity, viscosity, etc.) and/or routine chemical formulation procedures.

• Working knowledge of the theory and operation of more complex analytical instrumentation (particle size, contact angle, etc.).

• Working knowledge of general chemistry and/or materials analysis theory.

• Basic knowledge of advanced analytical instrumentation theory and operation (chromatography, spectroscopy, etc.).

• Basic knowledge of chemical synthesis techniques.

• Has sufficient chemical and/or materials analysis knowledge to recommend testing procedures for technologies supported.

• Ability to perform advanced, standard lab practices (titration, filtration, purification, etc.).

• Ability to perform data analysis.

• Ability to perform literature and patent searches.

• Ability to work with equipment vendors for new tool research, purchasing, and set up as required.

• Ability to author and review technical reports as required.

REU Site: Advancing Chemistry Research by Integrating Green Chemistry and Science Policy
Our NSF sponsored REU program provides a unique interdisciplianry research experience for undergraduates that combines environmental and green chemistry with science policy.  Students will conduct research projects with a focus on solving fundamental problems related to either green and environmental chemistry or sustainability, targeting applications in renewable energy, water, renewable feedstocks and healthcare.  Over the course of the summer, students will also participate in a series of technical and professional development workshops ranging from K-12 education to understanding the role of government in science and technology.

Application Deadline – February 28, 2022
Program Details
10-week program: May 30 – August 5, 2022
$6,000 stipend
Travel and accommodation provided
Academic, professional development, and social programs
Summer research in the nation’s capital!!

If there are questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at chemistryreu@gwu.edu.

Thank you for your time!

Warm regards,

Stephen Boyes and Adelina Voutchkova-KostalREU Site Co-Directors

Assistant/Associate Professor of Chemistry
Department: Biology
Position: Full-time (10-month), tenure-track position with complete benefit package Salary: Negotiable within the range established in the CBA ($44,000-$54,000) Union Affiliation: MFPE
Posting Date: November 2021
Start Date: August 1, 2022
The Biology Department at the University of Montana Western seeks an innovative, passionate, science educator/researcher in the area of chemistry. The position is a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the assistant or associate professor level. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a teaching approach that will take advantage of Montana Western’s unique immersion scheduling model (Experience One). This model, where students take and faculty teach a single 3.5 week course at a time, is the mission of the campus and an unparalleled opportunity for a talented and creative educator to merge research with undergraduate learning.
This position fills a critical role at the University of Montana Western and supports students from many different areas of study including biomedical sciences, ecology, environmental science, kinesiology, psychology and equine science. Initial teaching responsibilities will include science majors’ courses in College Chemistry I, II (General Chemistry) and Organic Chemistry I & II using the Experience One model where lectures and lab are integrated in classes that meet for a minimum of 3 hours each day. There will also be opportunities to develop courses in the chosen candidate’s area of interest. Additional responsibilities will include advising, writing student recommendation letters and providing student research opportunities, as well as maintaining the chemistry stockroom. The teaching load is 12 credits per semester, which are taught during three of the four blocks offered during a semester. The fourth block is for conducting required professional development activities, such as research with undergraduate students, attending meetings or writing grant proposals and research papers. As mentioned above, this position will support various academic programs, but it is especially important for students in our pre-professional health programs.
The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in organic chemistry or closely related field (ABD considered). The candidate should be an engaging and dedicated teacher who is committed to undergraduate student learning and success. The research interests of the candidate should be able to accommodate students from various scientific fields, but a background in biomedical research is highly preferred. In addition, the successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability, or strong interest in experiential learning and innovative undergraduate education using Montana Western’s block
scheduling model. College-level teaching experience (including general and organic chemistry courses) is
highly preferred. The University of Montana Western values diversity, so applicants from diverse
backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.
Application materials should include a letter of interest responding to this position description, a
statement of teaching philosophy (< 2 pages), a statement of research interests (< 2 pages), a curriculum
vitae including contact information for at least three professional references, and official or unofficial
graduate and undergraduate transcripts. All application materials should be submitted as a single PDF
file. Teaching evaluations may be requested at a later time. Official transcripts will be required at the
time of hire. Application materials should be sent to:
Patti Lake
Payroll & Benefits Supervisor
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725
Inquiries can be made to Dr. Michael Gilbert at (406) 683-7041; mike.gilbert@umwestern.edu. Review
of applications will begin by December 15 and will continue until the position is filled.
The University & Dillon Area
The University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate university with over 65 fulltime
faculty and 1,300 students. It is located in Dillon, Montana in the scenic Rocky Mountains and has
been awarded numerous top national rankings for delivering high quality, affordable education.
Montana Western is the only public four-year college in the nation offering Experience One (X1),
experiential learning delivered on the block schedule. Class sizes are small and students take a single
course at a time, three hours each day for 18 days, before moving on to the next course. Each course is
four credits and four blocks are offered each semester. The block schedule facilitates field and lab work,
undergraduate research, study travel, and interdisciplinary teaching. Montana Western’s faculty strongly
believe in mentoring and inspiring students and assisting them in the transition from university life to
professional careers.
The University of Montana Western is an integral part of the Dillon Community. With a population of
5,000 people, Dillon is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational
opportunities, and an excellent quality of life.
The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages
applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Qualified
candidates may request veterans‚ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable
accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. Finalists for any position
will be subject to a criminal background investigation.