A position to run my USGS Biogeochemistry Lab on the campus of Oregon State University is currently open and available.  This is a USGS federal position in Corvallis, Oregon.  It is advertised as “Chemist GS-9” with opportunities for involvement in diverse field-based research in ecosystem science, primarily in forests, with a significant component of lab management and sample analysis.  Current projects include studies of wildfire impacts, soil fertility and carbon storage, soil mineral weathering, and biological nitrogen fixation.  

Please direct potential applicants to the link below.  Federal job – US Citizens only.  Questions about eligibility should be directed to USGS HR (mwankel@usgs.gov).  Questions about daily duties and associated research can be directed to me (sperakis@usgs.gov).  This is “Chemist GS-9” position currently salaried at $64,504.

Applications are due June 28, 2024.  

https://www.usajobs.gov/job/795759900

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Steven S. Perakis                                                              

Research Ecologist: USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center

     www.usgs.gov/staff-profiles/steven-s-perakis

Courtesy Faculty: Oregon State University – Forest Ecosystems and Society

https://directory.forestry.oregonstate.edu/people/perakis-steven

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The Cottrell Scholar Award (CSA) is available to early career faculty at U.S. and Canadian research universities and primarily undergraduate institutions. Eligible applicants are tenure-track faculty who hold primary or courtesy appointments in chemistry, physics, or astronomy departments that offer bachelor’s and/or graduate degrees in the applicant’s discipline.

For the 2024 proposal cycle, eligibility is limited to faculty members who started their first tenure-track appointment anytime in calendar year 2021. CSA proposals contain a research plan, an educational plan, and a clear statement on how the applicant will become an outstanding teacher-scholar with strong academic citizenship skills. Proposal plans must be for a period of three years. The ability of applicants to mount a strong and innovative research program, achieve excellence in education, and develop effective academic citizenship skills are key criteria in the selection process.

https://rescorp.org/cottrell-scholars/guidelines

Due: 7/1/24

Award: $120,000

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  For Hazardous shipments containing batteries, dry ice,

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   Kelly Clark for authorization to use O.S.U.’s account #

   and take your package to the FedEx station at

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   Kelly.clark@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-4079

   Non-hazardous shipments can go to Printing and Mailing

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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine administers postdoctoral and senior research awards at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), and the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) under the Air Force Science & Technology Fellowship Program (AF STFP).

We are seeking highly qualified candidates who are U.S. citizens and hold, or anticipate earning, a doctorate in a variety of fields of science or engineering.
 

Application deadline dates (four annual review cycles):

  • February 1
  • May 1
  • August 1
  • November 1

Awardees have the opportunity to:

  • Conduct independent research in an area compatible with the interests of the Air Force laboratories
  • Devote full-time effort to research and publication
  • Access the excellent and often unique Air Force research facilities
  • Collaborate with leading scientists and engineers

Awardee benefits:

  • Base stipend starting at $76,542; may be higher based on experience
  • Health insurance (including dental and vision), relocation benefits, and a professional travel allowance

Applicants should contact prospective AFRL, AFIT and USAFA Research Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.

For detailed program information, to search for AFRL, AFIT, and USAFA Research Opportunities, and to contact prospective Research Adviser(s), visit www.nas.edu/afstfp.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine administers postdoctoral and senior research awards at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions at locations throughout the U.S and abroad.

We are seeking highly qualified candidates who hold, or anticipate earning, a doctorate in a variety of fields of science or engineering. Degrees from foreign universities should be equivalent in training and research experience to a doctoral degree from a U.S. institution. Citizenship eligibility varies among the sponsoring laboratories.

Application deadline dates (four annual review cycles):

  • February 1
  • May 1
  • August 1
  • November 1

Awardees have the opportunity to:

  • Conduct independent research in an area compatible with the interests of the sponsoring laboratory
  • Devote full-time effort to research and publication
  • Access the excellent and often unique facilities of the federal research enterprise
  • Collaborate with leading scientists and engineers at the sponsoring laboratories

Awardee benefits include:

  • Stipends ranging from $45,000 to $102,000; may be higher based on experience
  • Health insurance (including dental and vision), relocation benefits, and a professional travel allowance 

For detailed program information, to search Research Opportunities, and to contact prospective Research Adviser(s) visit www.nas.edu/rap.

The ACS Women Chemists Committee (WCC) and Eli Lilly and Company sponsor a program to provide funding for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral female chemists to travel to the ACS Spring Meeting to present the results of their research. In addition to financial support, the WCC will host a poster session and networking opportunities for the award winners which includes the Women in the Chemical Enterprise Breakfast, the WCC Luncheon, and a special event sponsored by the ACS Office of the CEO. Through this program, WCC and Eli Lilly and Company continue to increase the participation of women in the chemical sciences. More information on the award can be found at https://acswcc.org/awards/eli-lilly-travel-award/. All applications must be submitted by Saturday, June 1 no later than 11:30 p.m. ET. Apply today!

Please share this webinar with anyone who may be applying to the NSF CAREER Program this year or next.

2024 CAREER PROPOSAL SUBMISSION LOGISTICS WEBINAR

Representatives from NSF’s Division of Enterprise Services will host a technical webinar on system-related information to assist with CAREER proposal submission: 

Friday, June 7, 2024, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern time

This webinar will include a review of the system-related requirements in the CAREER proposal submission timeline guidance, a demo of how to prepare a CAREER proposal in Research.gov, and a question and answer session. Submit question and answer session questions prior to the webinar to careerproposalprep@nsf.gov.  

Register in advance for this webinar at: https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_rWehHMRcRz-2SjlkNc08yw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details about joining the webinar. Any questions about this technical webinar may be directed to careerproposalprep@nsf.gov.  

The webinar will be recorded for subsequent on-demand viewing. The recording link will be posted after the event in a Research.gov advisory.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of International Affairs (IA), Office of Multilateral Climate and Clean Energy Engagement seeks motivated candidates to take on today’s pressing climate challenges through a fellowship with its DOE Science, Technology, and Policy (STP) Program. Specifically, this fellowship will focus on the challenges of industrial decarbonization through the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM). The CEM is a multilateral organization with 29 member countries, including the United States, working to rapidly increase the deployment of clean energy technologies.

This fellowship may support the development and harmonization of low- and near-zero emission intensity thresholds for steel, cement and concrete as well as reporting practices. It may also involve research and policy analysis under other U.S.-involved CEM initiatives. Qualifications in this subject area are desired (see below).

A fellowship in IA will give you the opportunity to apply scientific, technical, and policy knowledge to the development and implementation of international climate and clean energy solutions as well as to continue your education and involvement in areas that support the DOE mission.

Successful fellows come from a wide range of backgrounds, but education, experience, and/or demonstrated interest in the following subject areas is desirable: 

  • Carbon accounting, environmental impact assessment, or product performance assessment, preferably with an analytic focus
  • Steel, cement, and concrete production processes and understanding of major emissions sources in these processes
  • Product life cycle assessments
  • Product Category Rules and Environmental Product Declarations
  • Reading and interpreting technical standards
  • Data handling

Benefits: Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by IA.  Stipends are typically based on the participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location.  IA may authorize a supplemental stipend to offset the costs of health insurance.  Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance plans offered through ORISE.  Participants may receive an allowance for education and/or scientific activities as approved by IA.

Apply Today! https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-STP-IA-2024-2403?utm_source=opportunity_digest&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dpp_star

The details: Located in Washington, D.C. You must be a U.S. Citizen with a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral Degree. If currently pursuing their degree, all degree requirements must be completed by July 31, 2024.

Department Website: https://www.energy.gov/ia/office-international-affairs

Questions? Email DOE-RPP@orise.orau.gov. Please list the reference code [DOE-STP-IA-2024-2403] for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.

Inpria has a new job opening for “Staff Chemist – Formulation and Process”, and we think an undergraduate from the Chemistry Department would be a good fit.  So, I am reaching out to you hoping you can help publicize this job opportunity in your Department.  Here is the link to the job description. 

Staff Chemist – Formulation and Process – Corvallis, OR – Indeed.com

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Kai

Principal Chemist

Inpria Corporation, a JSR company