Western Research Institute
Employment Opportunities

At WRI, you’ll find an environment where career achievement is paired with the best of Rocky Mountain living. Laramie is a relaxed college town with unmatched access to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the West. 

Postdoctoral Researcher — Western Research Institute (WRI) is seeking an organized, detail-oriented and responsive individual with a Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical or petroleum engineering to work with hydrocarbon characterization, fractionation and upgrading for a postdoctoral research position in the Asphalt & Petroleum Technologies Business Unit. Candidate will be primarily responsible for analyzing chemical properties and physical performance characteristics of hydrocarbon based materials along with some high temperature and pressure conversion of petroleum, coal and other hydrocarbon sources. Duties include, but are not limited to chemical synthesis, high temperature high pressure autoclave work, fluidized sand bath work, atmospheric distillation, vacuum distillation, sublimation, filtration, chromatography, rotary evaporation, FTIR spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy (1H, 13C, 31P), GC/MS, LDI or MALDI TOF-MS, titrations, glassware cleaning, data entry, sample inventory, laboratory organization, sample preparation and helping with safety. Position requires working with a variety of hazardous and flammable solvents, occasionally lifting heavy objects (>50 lbs) and wearing personal protective equipment (gloves and safety glasses). Under the direction of the project manager or designee, the postdoctoral researcher will perform desired functions on a variety of different projects as needed and assist in data analysis and reporting. The postdoctoral researcher will also participate with team members and assist in supervising interns and other laboratory personal and assist with developing solutions to current projects. Significant laboratory research experience is required.

Please submit resume and WRI application by October 22, 2018 to Human Resource Manager, Western Research Institute, 3474 N. 3rd Street, Laramie, WY  82072.

WRI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Contact :
Candace G. Sheaffer
Human Resources Manager

(307) 721-2222
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