Thursday, June 23, 2016

BS Chemistry opening - Summer 2016 - Clariant a specialty chemicals company - Louisville, KY

Position Summary
Clariant is seeking a Research Chemist for its Louisville, Kentucky location. The Research Chemist/Engineer will be responsible for the preparation, testing and development of syngas catalysts, working primarily in the syngas R&D group, potential topics encompass Reforming and Fuel Cell applications.  
Position Description
  • Prepare and test catalysts and collaborate in research and development of new products
  • Plan and execute catalyst preparations at lab scale
  • Conduct catalyst performance evaluation tests for R&D-, technical service- and production support projects, writing final reports
  • Gas Chromatography (GC) analysis, calculation and analysis of test results
  • Troubleshoot and further develop test units and GC’s and solve test problems with assistance from other group members and maintenance
  • Contribute to the execution of CAPEX projects
  • Maintain a very organized and detailed laboratory notebook
  • Performs other functions as assigned
Position Requirements
  • Minimum of a BS in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with a GPA ≥ 3.0. A Master’s degree in chemistry is a plus
  • 2-5 years or more of hands on experience in an industrial laboratory setting. Experience in catalyst testing, preparation, and GC analysis is a plus
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and ability to be very hands on, flexible, and thrive in a team oriented environment
  • Ability to conduct experiments in a safe and environmentally responsible manner
  • Very strong analytical, critical thinking and troubleshooting skills
  • Must be able to work effectively with little or no supervision
  • Must have excellent communication and technical skills
  • Must be well organized with excellent overall computer skills

Clariant employees are recognized and rewarded with an outstanding and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, and supported in their personal Drive for Excellence through on-going professional learning and development, and internal career advancement opportunities.
Clariant is an Equal Opportunities Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.


Information about the current R&D job opening can be found at:

Best regards,
Michael1 Urbancic <>

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Prestigious Fellowship - Deadlines Summer and Fall 2016

Fellowships: Info session July 8, 2016

Prestigious Fellowships Deadlines and Fulbright Info Session:  Prestigious Fellowships advisors are available to assist students from all majors with applications to Rhodes, Truman, Marshall, Mitchell, Fulbright, Goldwater, and other scholarships and awards.  Attached is a list of summer and fall deadlines.  

The Fulbright supports year-long study, research, and English-teaching experiences abroad for college graduates.  Please encourage students approaching graduation, recent graduates, and graduate students to attend our final information session: 
in the Bill Moore Student Success Center, President's Suites C & D

Attending an information session is an important first step to prepare for the campus deadline of August 1. Interested students should contact for more information.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Working Group on Race and Racism in Contemporary Biomedicine - October 5

I’ve just scheduled the Working Group on Race and Racism in Contemporary Biomedicine’s fall major event, and am writing with a quick save-the-date:

Racism and Health in the South
Camara Jones and Jonathan Metzl in Dialogue
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

I’ve provisionally reserved the Student Success Center Clary Theatre, but will keep an eye out for something in the Student Center.  (We generally get quite a few attendees from Emory and the AUC, and so the easier to find the better.)

Here is more information about the speakers:

It should be an extraordinarily rich conversation, and I hope that you will be able to attend!

Anne Pollack
Associate Professor
Literature,Media & Com