Chemical Engineer Fellowship w/ARL at Northeastern
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 5/3/2019

Opportunity Description

This doctoral degree program fellowship in the Chemical Engineering Department at Northeastern University features a CCDC Army Research Laboratory research associateship appointment administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). What the research is about: The research seeks to understand and transcend the molecular processes that limit the design and optimization of advanced, high-strength polymeric materials for protective, personnel armor. Collaborative, multi-disciplinary computational and experimental approaches are taken to optimize molecular structure and materials processing to achieve a step change in performance. Keywords: fiber, structure, properties, characterization, processing, aramids, ballistic test, design What you will be doing: The selected doctoral fellow will collaborate with faculty from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University and scientists at the Army Research Laboratory to process and study polyaramid fibers. The fellow will perform research to determine if through chemistry, processing, and structural reorganizations within the individual fiber, in addition to some engineering of the final fabric layout, it is possible to exhibit a 50-100% increase in ballistic performance over the state of the art. Qualifications: Applicants should have either B.S. or M.S. degrees in related fields who strongly desire to perform graduate level research towards a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University. The successful applicant has a desire to work to solve cutting edge processing, chemistry, and structure/property science and technology relating to new high-performance anti-ballistic fibers. Incentives: The initial appointment is typically for one year and may be renewed for up to three additional years based upon recommendation of the Army Research Lab and subject to availability of funds. Stipend scale increases with continual experience and academic accomplishment. The entry-level annual stipend for a B.S. degree is over $40K and M.S. degree is over $50K. Incentives include: annual stipend and health insurance. Tuition and fees are paid separately. Inbound travel and moving expenses are reimbursed according to established policies. Professional travel and other costs for training related to the project are reimbursed and approved by ORAU and ARL. How to apply: U.S. citizens may apply by submitting: Resume: all publications and presentations, accomplishments in scientific and/or service projects; Transcripts: last academic institution(s) attended with classes taken and degree(s) earned (including the conferral date) Online profile application that includes the names of three references, each with email and phone number, for those familiar with your professional and/or academic qualifications.

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Grooming future leaders in science and technology requires enhancing the skills, knowledge and experience of workers early in their careers. To that end, ORAU (Oak Ridge Associated Universities) assists in connecting the best and most diverse students, recent graduates, faculty and professionals with world-class fellowships, internships and jobs, whether in national laboratories, research institutions, federal government offices or private sector R&D departments.

ORAU works with agencies such as the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Research Associateship Program (RAP) allow Postdoctoral Fellows, Journeyman Fellows (undergraduate and graduates students and recent graduates), Senior Researchers, and Summer Faculty engage in research initiatives of their own choice, that are compatible with the interests of the government and will potentially contribute to the general effort of the ARL. We work with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to place recent graduates in full-time and part-time jobs in the Office of Research and Development at EPA under the National Student Services Contract. ORAU also works with Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

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