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POSITION FOR MATERIALS SCIENTIST

The Eastern Regional Research Center (ERRC),
Agricultural Research Service, USDA, has a research opening
for a permanent full-time Scientist specializing
in mechanical properties of fibrous materials. The
research is directed at relating deformation processes in
animal skin and hide and leather to macroscopic structure,
microscopic texture, and chemical composition, using the
methods of biomechanics and physical chemistry. Ability to
measure viscoelasticity and to perform optical measurements
on fibers is desirable. The Center is located on an
attractive 27-acre campus just outside of Philadelphia,
in Wyndmoor, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It has over
250 scientists, engineers, and support staff working in
diverse areas of agricultural research. Employees enjoy
a flexible work schedule and have access to state-of-the-art
instruments, computer center, and library. Candidate must
be a U.S. citizen and must have a knowledge of biomaterials
such as collagen fibers and ability to design, plan, conduct
research and publish results. Salary commensurate with
experience ($38,107 to $50,297). For information regarding the
research project call Dr. Paul Kronick at 215-233-6506. For
copy of the application package contact Angela Canterini at
301-344-1920. Applications in response to thisadvertisement
must be marked 5N010 and be postmarked by Jan. 23, 1995.

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Dr. Paul Kronick e-mail: pkronick@arserrc.gov
USDA-ARS-ERRC phone: 215 233 6506
600 E. Mermaid Lane fax: 215-233-6795, -6559
Philadelphia, PA 19118, USA home: 215 649 3382
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