Department of Chemistry



Multiple Postdoc Positions - Michigan State University

Multiple postdocs openings in polymer synthesis.  Below is the summary.


Please email if you are interested.

Position Summary

The School of Packaging has 2 research associate positions available.  Candidates are encouraged to apply if they have expertise in polymer chemistry (e.g., synthesis and characterization).

Candidates will be expected to design, develop, and perform experiments and report progress to Dr. Rabnawaz and Dr. Matuana. 

In addition, these candidates will be expected to mentor one or two graduate students in the research group.


Required Degree

Doctorate -Polymer Chemistry, Chemistry, Material Sciences, Chemical Engineering, or other relevant field

Minimum Requirements

Candidates will have completed a PhD in Polymer Chemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Sciences or a closely related field by the position start date.

Desired Qualifications

Candidates will have a good record of productivity in polymer synthesis, catalysis, and materials as well as have expertise in the analytical techniques such as NMR, GPC, DSC, DMA, TGA, tensile properties, etc.

Required Application Materials

Candidates will submit the following materials online:

1. CV

2. Cover Letter

Special Instructions

Applications will be reviewed as needed.


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Dr. Muhammad Rabnawaz

Assistant Professor (School of Packaging)

Assistant Professor (Department of Chemistry, Adjunct)

Office#145, 448 Wilson Road, East Lansing

Michigan State University


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