Post-Doctoral Fellow - Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering #000
Rolla, MO 
Posted 17 days ago
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Full/Part Time
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Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Application Deadline

Open until Filled

Full Time/Part Time

Full-Time (1.0 FTE)

Job Description

The Particle Gel Conformance Control Center at Missouri University of Science & Technology, is seeking one highly motivated Post-Doctoral Fellow starting at early 2022.

1. Develop green crosslinkers for polymer gel applications in oilfields, which usually have high salinity and high temperature.
2. Develop stable swelling materials for gas leakage control.
3. Develop high-temperature stable polymer gels for geothermal reservoirs.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Ph.D. degree in Polymer Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Petroleum Engineering is preferred. Research experience related to the oil industry is a plus.

    Preferred Qualifications

    The candidates with experience in monomer and polymer structure design, hydrogel synthesis are required, and the experience with self-healing material and pilot production is a plus. Specifically, the ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

    • Familiar with monomer and soluble polymer design using vinyl-based or other commercial monomers.

    • Experience with polymer synthesis, including bulk, solution, emulsion, and controlled free radical polymerization mechanisms and reagents. Familiar with swelling materials of good hydrothermal stability and/or hydrogels is a plus.

    • Familiar with mechanism, composition, and design of self-healing materials.

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written; team-oriented and collaborative approach.

    Missouri S&T's Department of Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering, the campus, and the greater University of Missouri System are deeply committed to inclusion and valuing diversity. Missouri S&T has undertaken a number initiatives to improve campus life and the work/life balance of its faculty and staff (see ). Missouri S&T seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples. ()

    Founded in 1870 as the University of Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, Missouri S&T is a STEM-focused research university and part of the four-campus University of Missouri System. Located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 99 different degree programs in 40 areas of study, including engineering, the sciences, business and information technology, the humanities, and the liberal arts. Missouri S&T is known globally and is highly ranked for providing a high return on tuition investment, exceptional career opportunities for graduates, and an emphasis on applied, hands-on learning through student design teams and cooperative education and internship opportunities. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit .


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