Opening For Postdoctoral Associate : Gaitherburg

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Amar Annamalai
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Opening For Postdoctoral Associate : Gaitherburg

 One postdoctoral associate position is available immediately at Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center (VRC), http://www.adafoundation.org/en/, American Dental Association Foundation (ADAF), at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) http://www.nist.gov/mml/bbd/. This position seeks PhDs who are materials scientists, polymers scientists, chemists, chemical engineers, or mechanical engineers. Experience in monomer synthesis and characterization, photo-polymerization, and mechanical performance analysis, is preferred.
 
The associate will work on projects to make next generation dental resin composites which include designing and preparing new monomers and their polymers that are not susceptible to enzymatic or hydrolytic degradation. The new generation dental composites will also have self-healing capabilities and antimicrobial potentials. These projects are supported by a recently awarded grant from National Institute of Health (NIH). The associate will work closely with a team of scientists including dentists, chemists, mechanical engineers and microbiologists. Team player is highly encouraged to apply. 
The VRC is located on NIST campus in Gaithersburg, MD USA. The VRC has been hailed as one of the most productive dental institution in the world. Scientists at VRC have engaged in cooperative dental and medical materials research with government scientists since 1928. This collaboration at NIST (a government research laboratory managed by the U.S. Department of Commerce) has in many respects revolutionized the practice of dentistry. The VRC traditionally recruits talented researchers and nurtures scientific environment and facilities needed for their scientific development. VRC ensures that adequate mentorship to early stage investigators is provided by senior staff members. The VRC staff has full access to NIST library, machine shop, and other services with no charge. VRC researchers can easily make contacts with scientific experts from various disciplines within their host Division, i.e., the Biosystems and Biomaterials Division, and other divisions at NIST such as Ceramics Division, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, and Statistical Engineering Division. Significantly, well-established NIST scientists/experts have made commitments to help young investigators by providing with their insights and expertise. The unique feature of the research environment is that all of the instruments needed are located either in the same building or within a short walking distance on the campus. 
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Jirun SUN, PhD jsun@nist.gov
Project Leader, Polymer Program
Dr.Anthony Volpe Research Center 
301.975.5439
ADA Foundation Dr.Anthony Volpe Research Center 100 Bureau Dr. 
Stop 8546 Gaithersburg MD 20899 www.adafoundation.org