This position is located in the Sustainable Biofuels and CoProducts Research unit in the Eastern Regional Research Center (ERRC) for the Agriculture Research Service (ARS) in Wyndmoor, PA.
In this position, you will be responsible for a combination of basic and applied chemical and agricultural research to develop new processes for producing new high quality bio-based functional food and non-food products from agricultural commodities and agricultural processing by-products.
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- Develop new, alternative methods for converting carbohydrate polymers and lipids isolated from agricultural processing by-products using innovative approaches.
- Develop additional new uses for agricultural biomass, agricultural processing by-products and biobased lipids.
- Develop methods using inorganic, organic, and polymer skills to achieve desired goals.
- Evaluate and characterize polymer performance and properties should include tensile test, dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), emulsion stabilities, bio-film preparation, antioxidant properties studies.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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