Post-Doctoral Research Positions
A postdoctoral position is available with a focus on the directed assembly and in situ characterization of nanostructured polymer thin films using X-ray and neutron scattering/reflectometry techniques. This effort is part of the University of Delaware Center for Neutron Science, and the postdoctoral researcher will have the opportunity to engage in thin film characterization, beamline experiments and substantial instrument development at both UD and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Interested candidates should have a background or keen interest in one or more of the following areas: block copolymers, X-ray or neutron scattering, thin film nanostructure characterization. The position is available immediately with a term of one to three years. If interested, please contact Dr. Epps using the form below and include a CV along with the names of 2-3 potential references.
A postdoctoral position is available with a focus on the synthesis and solution-assembly of stimuli-responsive polymers for drug delivery and gene-therapy applications. Interested candidates should have a background in one or several of the following areas: controlled/living polymerization of end-functionalized polymers, stimuli-responsive polymers, macromolecular coupling approaches, and/or solution characterization of nanostructured and responsive biomaterials. The position is available immediately with a term of one year and may be extended for an additional year based on satisfactory progress and additional funding considerations. If interested, please contact Dr. Epps using the form below and include a CV along with the names of 2-3 potential references.
Doctoral Research Positions
The Epps research group seeks motivated and talented doctoral students to perform research in the areas of polymer synthesis, characterization, and applications. Students must first be accepted into the University of Delaware Chemical Engineering department. Information on applying to the department can be found on the UD website and the department website. Students joining the group commonly, though not necessarily, have backgrounds including polymer research or polymers classroom work. Interested students are encouraged to contact Dr. Epps and his students to find out more about our research and open doctoral positions. Please use the contact form below and include your current CV.
Undergraduate Research Positions
The Epps research group seeks motivated and talented undergraduate research students. No prior knowledge in polymer science is required. Undergraduate research exposes students to techniques in polymer synthesis, characterization, and applications. Furthermore, students can acquire a feel for the type of research performed at a graduate level including potential opportunities for publication and conference attendance. Research positions are often flexible enough to work around students’ class schedules and other prior commitments. Some research students in the past were only available over winter and/or summer breaks. Interested students are encouraged to contact Dr. Epps and his students to find out more information about our research environment and project opportunities.