Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Daily Pump Trap: 9/1/15 edition

A few of the positions posted on C&EN Jobs this week:

Kingsport, TN: Eastman Chemical is looking for a research scientist to work on colloid/interface research.

(What's it like to live/work in Kingsport, anyway?)

Chicago, IL: AbbVie looking for a B.S./M.S. synthetic chemist (2-5 years experience.)

Pike Creek, DE: Nichino America looking for a safety, quality and formulation manager.

Colonial Heights, VA: Honeywell looking for a polymer R&D chemist; Ph.D. with 7 years experience.

Back again: PharmAgra, looking again.

Dayton, OH: UES is a rather frequent submitter of ads to C&EN Jobs, but I'll be dipped if I understand this position for a mechanical engineer:
The successful candidate will be an active member of a collaborative origami engineering research team within the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate and Aerospace Systems Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory. The research project will focus on the development of computational tools for the design of origami devices and origami-inspired material microstructures for multiphysics performance objectives. The successful candidate will develop efficient design strategies to predict optimal crease patterns for large folding operations with nonlinear geometric and material effects. The candidate will also integrate additional performance criteria, such as electromagnetic or acoustical objectives, into the design tool. 
Orgami? Weird. 


  1. Origami with electromagnetic/acoustic objective? Sounds like folding skin material to make steath flying vehicles to this layman.

    1. Same anonymous again - the research group puts out an unclassified annual report for the general public. My guess appears to have been wrong. From their goal and broader impacts section:

      "The function of an engineering design is inherently tied to the geometry of the device. For example, the profile of an airfoil or the curvature of an antenna ultimately dictates whether the device successfully functions within its intended design criteria. However, what if a single design could access multiple geometric conformations? What if this design could access those shapes without human intervention, but instead morph when triggered by an environmental cue? One possible strategy for this type of shape change is origami."

  2. Those buggers at PharmAgra never got back to me when I responded to their last advert with C&E N


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