SynMatter has received a Phase II SBIR award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop high-performance anticorrosion coating additives for protection metals. Please review for a brief synopsis of the project.

SynMatter is seeking a PhD graduate in Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Life Sciences or related academic programs to join our fast-growing company as a Postdoctoral Fellow through the I-PERF program (described below). Preferred areas of expertise are:

  • Expertise with polymers, nanomaterials, composites, or any other smart or functional materials, hybrids synthesis, design and evaluation
  • Expertise with coating formulation or experience handling resins or other polymer materials
  • Touch-on level of microbiology knowledge is preferred but not required
  • SynMatter encourages creation of new product ideas and that enrich SynMatter’s technology portfolio
  • Technical writing skill is required

NSF I-PERF (Innovative Postdoctoral Entrepreneurial Research Fellowship)

Funded by the NSF, the Innovative Postdoctoral Entrepreneurial Research Fellowship ( recruits, trains, mentors, matches, and funds early-career Science and Engineering (S&E) doctoral degree recipients to participate in innovative entrepreneurial activities at some of the nation’s most promising startup companies. I-PERF addresses a national need to accelerate small business innovation in support of federal government research by providing small businesses with doctoral level expertise at a reduced cost and training the next generation of S&E PhDs in high-tech entrepreneurship.

I-PERF Fellows receive an annual base stipend of $78,000 per year, optional individual health and life insurance benefits, relocation assistance to the approved host company, a professional conference travel allowance, and scripted professional development training funded by the National Science Foundation. Spaces are expected to go quickly with more than 200 NSF approved companies expected to be eligible to participate in this program. Emphasis is given to persons from underrepresented groups, first generation colleges students, persons with disabilities, veterans, and persons from socio-economically disadvantaged groups from all racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Contact Information

Candidates should confirm program eligibility at prior to emailing resumes to We look forward to hearing from you.

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