Dr. Qiang Yang in the School of Packaging at Michigan State University seeks a research associate to work on cellulosic packaging. The primary responsibility of the research associate is to design, develop, and perform experiments and disseminate research results through publications and conferences. In addition, the research associate will be expected to assist in writing research proposals and mentoring one graduate student and contribute to laboratory maintenance.
The research associate will develop innovative cellulosic materials with excellent barrier, mechanical, and biodegradability properties for sustainable packaging. The position is initially for one year and is potentially renewable up to two years, depending upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.
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Doctorate -Polymer Chemistry, Chemistry, Material Science
PH.D in Polymer chemistry, Chemistry, Material Science/Engineering
Experience in cellulosic nanofiber, nanocrystal, film, foam, hydrogel and aerogel
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
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School of Packaging
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Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.
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