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Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position, to start as soon as possible, to work on an industry funded research project related to the development of polymer-based products under the supervision of Dr. Basit Yameen in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Syed Babar Ali School of Sciences and Engineering, LUMS. We are looking for a talented scientist with a passion for polymer chemistry and motivated to make a difference by performing high quality science of industrial relevance.


The Research Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Analyzing and understanding the properties of specific polymeric products required to serve a targeted industrial application. 
  • Proposing and performing research involving both organic polymer synthesis and characterization of the resulting products.
  • Assisting with the scientific and technical reporting, and the presentation of results.
  • Providing leadership by supporting and mentoring other students.
  • Collaborating with other researchers within the research group led by Dr. Basit Yameen.

    The applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. A master’s degree in chemistry with experience in organic or polymer synthesis and characterization would be a plus. 

    We are looking for a highly motivated, committed, and creative individual, able to work in a team and with excellent written and oral communication skills. Working in a top-level research environment with an advanced laboratory infrastructure, the candidate will have a unique opportunity to develop research abilities.

    Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) is a premier institution known for its academic excellence. It offers a diverse range of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in the areas of management, science & engineering, economics, law, and social sciences. LUMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages underrepresented minorities and women to apply.

    The position is available immediately. For further information please contact Dr. Basit Yameen (basit.yameen@lums.edu.pk). To apply, please send your application including a cover letter describing your motivation and research experiences, and a curriculum vitae (CV) including details of your academic record and research experiences as well as contact information of two references to the email address specified above. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please quote reference PolyCHEM-1 on your application and in any correspondence about this position.

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