Next review date:November 13th, 2018 Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: November 26th, 2018 Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant or Associate Project Scientist, commensurate with experience, in the area of Chemistry and other related fields, at 100% time with an expected start date of December 10, 2018.
About the UC Berkeley, Department of Chemistry - Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry (BCGC):
The Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry aims to advance green chemistry principles and practice through interdisciplinary research, education, and novel collaborations among investigators working at the intersection of engineering, chemistry, toxicology, environmental health, business, law, and public policy. This interdisciplinary program focuses on project and team-driven approaches to solving important material challenges and offers actionable results to industry, government and nongovernmental organizations.
BCGC is currently pursuing four discreet initiatives: product supply chain intervention, safer additive manufacturing, safer and more sustainable building technology, and safer preservatives development.
This position works with the Executive Director (ED) and will be responsible for managing and developing the first three of the four initiatives mentioned above. The primary task will be to develop innovative models for supply chain intervention in products and processes for both a range of consumer products and the raw materials used in building technology and additive manufacturing. The result would be a model intervention mapping process that will be shared with the academic and industry community of practice. The duties will also include the following:
Independent research and analysis of the existing state of the industry.
Identify safer substitutions.
Develop intervention recommendations for appropriate applications.
Develop field testing techniques and programs for the testing by stakeholders of new formulations of stereolithography resins.
Develop a national model for mapping and typology of intervention points in a typical supply chain for the purposes of safer chemical substitution in the components of products.
Develop a model for academic and industry collaboration that leverages research at the university with private manufacturing and formulation level research and design (R&D), and the market testing of new chemical formulations with a range of industry stakeholders.
Create a disruptive paradigm for building industry material choice that promotes greater control of materials streams to the end user and safer and more sustainable components in buildings and infrastructure.
Plan research programs, conduct literature searches or surveys, and publish results.
Present educational courses by providing results of research, analysis, and educational program evaluation.
Conduct outreach by preparing website, newsletter, and other materials to partners and the general public.
Mentor graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in project work.
Topics of research and analysis will include:
Product and material goods supply chains: state of the industry, challenges and opportunities, analysis of intervention points and types.
Chemical makeup and environmental health and safety (EH&S) assessment of chemicals in products: hazard assessment of chemicals of concern in target components and products, analysis of life cycle and risk.
Technology of building products and additive manufacturing: technical performance, applications, development trends.
Market forces and organization in consumer and B2B supply networks
Optimum models for conductance of field surveying and testing by multi-tiered stake holders of a prototype chemical formulation.
Basic Qualifications: Advanced degree or enrolled in advanced degree program at the time of application.
Additional Qualifications: PhD or equivalent international degree by the start of the appointment.
The salary range for this full-time (100%) position is $57,400 - $83,400 (rank Assistant or Associate) per year plus benefits. The salary is commensurate with experience.
Application Requirements: Applicants are required to submit the most recently updated curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and provide only contact information for a minimum of three (3) references at the time of application. It is optional to provide more than three (3) references up to a maximum of five (5) total references.
This position will be open until filled.
Diversity Statement: The Department of Chemistry is interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity in higher education.
Family Friendly Statement: UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family.
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