Post doc description
This Post‐Doctoral R&D chemist position is in HP’s imaging and printing business in our Corvallis, Oregon facility.
The work will be focused on development of new ink formulations through a combination of empirical design and
modeling methods.
Our group is responsible for the design and formulation of inkjet printing inks including the characterization of the
print attributes and robustness. This project will focus on developing components that expand various ink
attributes such as optical density and durability on different media. The project will also involve optimizing the
new inks for drop formation and the printing process. Part of the role is to collaborate with the printer
component designers to implement system level changes to balance tradeoffs in the various components.
Aspects of this role include:
 Component development
 Formulation design (includes design for performance, manufacturing and chemical regulatory guidelines)
 Print system characterization
 Cross functional/ pan global team participation and leadership
 External supplier material co‐development and manufacturing
Our group is part of a chemistry center of excellence that develops inks for the different print businesses. While
we work across several sites, this project will partner with colleagues at our Corvallis, Oregon location. The
Corvallis site includes a combination of R&D and manufacturing facilities with work ranging from MEMS fabs to
large industrial printing presses.
 A recent (<1 year) PhD in chemistry, chemical engineering, or related field.
 Understanding of fundamental chemical mechanisms, key areas include
o Pigment and dye chemistry
o Polymers in solution
o Organic and inorganic nanoparticle suspensions
o Interfacial and surface chemistry
o Proficiency in appropriate analytical instruments and the data interpretation
 Wet chemistry experience
 Strong written and spoken communication skills.
 Ability to creatively solve problems in a fast‐paced product development environment
 Ability to work & effectively interact (remotely, as needed) with team members from other disciplines,
projects, organizations, cultures, & companies.
 Demonstrated leadership, teamwork/interpersonal, communication and technical skills.
 Resourceful, creative and flexible
 Fluency in English
 Programming skills
 Familiarity with printing technology and color science
 Formulation experience is a plus
To apply, please visit our website:‐Oregon‐

Know a young science enthusiast (grades 6-12) interested in a future career in marine science or STEM? Oregon Sea Grant is offering careers in science webinars where students can connect LIVE with marine science professionals to learn more about career opportunities. Cost is FREE and pre-registration is required. Check out our Career Day website for webinar dates, registration and speaker information. 

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW) is offering scholarships to cover registration costs for the 2021 Oregon Women in Higher Education (OWHE) virtual conference. OSU faculty, professional faculty, staff, students and OSU community members are eligible to apply. The scholarship applicationdeadline is Dec. 15. NOTE: Please DO NOT register for the OWHE conference if you are applying for a scholarship until you are approved. Once approved, you will be sent a promo code and special registration link to use to register with OWHE. PCOSW cannot reimburse people for registrations that have already been paid. For questions, contact

The Family Resource Center Kid’s Gift Closet helps provide gifts for children of OSU students during holidays and celebrations. Thanks to our generous sponsors, each year’s gift closet is a huge success and we have many grateful families. To minimize traffic to campus/our office, donations this year will take place via an Amazon registry that ships directly to FRC, or you can shop at the Toy Factory in downtown Corvallis and leave the gift in our donation box. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this program, please contact

Know a young science enthusiast (grades 6-12) interested in a future career in marine science or STEM? Oregon Sea Grant is offering careers in science webinars where students can connect LIVE with marine science professionals to learn more about career opportunities. Cost is FREE and pre-registration is required. Check out our Career Day website for webinar dates, registration and speaker information. 

Greetings Oregon State community members—

I am pleased to announce that Angela Davis—American political activist, philosopher, academic and author—will be the keynote speaker at the 39th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on January 18, 2021. Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. Her work as an educator has always emphasized the importance of building communities to support the struggle for economic, racial and gender justice.

The 2021 Celebration will be an online-only event, and the Celebration and Keynote on January 18 will be via Zoom. Registration for the free event is now open.

In addition to the keynote, the Celebration will include presentation of the Legacy Awards. Nominations for the 2021 Legacy Awards are now open; please submit nominations by Friday, December 11, 2020.  

We encourage departments and organizations across the university to host events that reflect, celebrate and educate on the legacy of Dr. King. Events can be submitted to the Office of Institutional Diversity by Friday, December 11, 2020.

On behalf of myself, the Office of Institutional Diversity, and our sponsoring partners—Oregon State University, the OSU Foundation and the OSU Alumni Association—I look forward to welcoming you to the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, and joining Angela Davis in conversation and reflection. 

Best regards,

Charlene Alexander

Charlene Alexander, Ph.D. 

Oregon State University

Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer

510 Kerr Administration Building

Corvallis Oregon 97331

Phone: 541-737-5936

The Chemistry Department has always been incredibly generous during this time of year. Let’s keep it up!! — Luanne

As a past donor to the OSU Family Resource Center’s Kid’s Gift Closet, we are reaching out in hopes of stocking our closet for the coming winter holidays. As you know, the Kid’s Gift Closet is a long-standing initiative helping students provide gifts for their children during holidays/celebrations and is dependent on donors like you, from all over OSU, who donate toys, books, clothing, etc. While we generally accept gifts in person, this year’s gift drive will look different. Please see below for donation options:

Amazon Gift Registry: we have created a “baby” registry that is full of gift ideas for children of all ages. Feel free to peruse the list we have created and have the items shipped directly to our office! Due to COVID-19 and wanting to limit the number of folks coming onto campus, we will only be accepting gifts shipped directly to our office at this time. When checking out, you will want to use the “Family Resource Center’s Gift Registry Address” (it should be the default that pops up). If you have trouble, please enter the following shipping address:

          Family Resource Center

          1030 SW Madison Ave

          Champinefu Lodge 211

          Corvallis, OR 97333

Please place all orders/make all purchases by November 30th to ensure we have them available for gift distribution.

I hope your Fall semester if going well under the circumstances. I am writing to ask for your help in identifying qualified candidates for an Organic Chemistry faculty position at Idaho State University. We are currently looking to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position for Fall 2021. A potential candidate can obtain application information by visiting or

It is an exciting time to join the Department of Chemistry at Idaho State University, which has been enjoying steady improvement in almost every aspect of its operations. The Department is well equipped with modern experimental and analytical instrumentation, including a brand new 400 MHz NMR spectrometer we are looking forward to installing later this fall. We are an ACS-accredited department with 12 full-time faculty and 6 staff members who are dedicated to quality undergraduate education and research. The department also offers a unique BS/MS program as well as a standard MS degree. We are located in a modern chemistry building with separate spacious research laboratories for each faculty member. There are collaboration opportunities internally with colleagues in Biology and Pharmacy or externally with scientists at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the Center for Advances Energy Studies (CAES).

The department maintains a very collegial and collaborative culture among faculty, staff, and students, and our students overwhelmingly find the department one of the most inviting places on campus. Finally, we are located in southeastern Idaho with ample opportunities for outdoor activities where a new faculty member can sustain a healthy worklife

Thank you very much for your assistance.

Dr. Joshua Pak
Associate Department Chair
Fellow of the American Chemical Society

On behalf of the American Chemical Society Global Outreach Team, it is my pleasure to announce the opening of the application window for the 2021 International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program.

The ACS IRES program is seeking applications from qualified U.S. undergraduate students to explore chemistry and chemical engineering lab research in an international setting. ACS has partnered with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to place U.S. students at German research labs from May-August 2021 (final research dates are determined between selected students at the host lab). This is a unique research opportunity for U.S. undergraduate sciences students to experience international research cooperation at its heart and developing their cross-cultural communication skills-a critical professional skill for researchers. 

Selected students will receive a generous per diem stipend, housing allowance, round-trip economy class airfare to/from Germany, and health insurance while abroad. Additionally, students will participate (and receive financial support to attend) in the 2021 DAAD Heidelberg Forum and the 2022 ACS Spring Meeting in San Diego, California. A full list of program details, including financial allowances, eligibility and application instructions can be found here. This program is generously supported through the NSF Office of International Science & Engineering. 

Uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 continues to challenge scientific and educational communities worldwide. Please note, while we fully intend to administer the 2021 ACS IRES program, the program is subject to change, including cancellation, if deemed necessary by relevant health authorities in the United States or Germany. 

Please pass on this excellent opportunity to your interested students. The application deadline is December 15, 2020. Students should visit to learn more and apply. Please submit any questions to