Research Scientist in petroleum chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry 1746 views

Research Scientist in petroleum chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry

The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) is staffing up its carbon materials program and seeks one or more research scientists. The group will be primarily responsible for carrying out process trials for coal liquefaction, distillations, and processing of mesophase pitch.


University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research has built up an outstanding research program directed to high-value carbon materials derived from coal and petroleum resources such as pitches, binders, activated carbons, cokes, fibers, and composites.

Applicants for the research scientist positions will preferably have

  1. Ph.D. in the relevant area
  2. experience in carbon science, coal or petroleum chemistry and broad-based knowledge in synthetic organic chemistry, including experience in synthesis, purification, qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis, and physical property testing;
  3. strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated record of teamwork, adaptability, innovation, and initiative; and
  4. the ability to work well with all levels of personnel throughout CAER’s laboratories. To be considered for all 4 research scientist positions you must submit an application to each. One application will not be considered for all 4 openings.
  5. To apply for all 4 positions, reference the following job numbers: RE22304, RE22305, RE22306, RE22307

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

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More Information:

  1. Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
  2. The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance.
  3. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome.
  4. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live.
  5. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients, and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

Quick Overview

Ref RE22304
Organization The University of Kentucky, Center for Applied Energy Research
Subjects carbon science, coal or petroleum chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry
Closing date 03/19/2020

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