Lead Scientist position to design and conduct laboratory experiments related to changes in properties of petroleum and asphalt with treatments. Design and assemble experimental apparatus. Operate analysis equipment, conduct chemical and physical tests. Write work plans and proposals for government and commercial clients. Manage research tasks, prepare reports and make presentations. The candidate must be a goal-oriented team player with a Ph.D. and 2-5 years experience in chemistry or chemical engineering, or equivalent experience. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. The position requires flexibility on job assignments and multi-tasking. Submit cover letter, resume, and a list of publications to Human Resource Manager, Western Research Institute, 365 North 9th Street, Laramie, WY 82072. Review of applications will begin on January 16, 2012. WRI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.