Post-Doctoral Fellow

Location
Fayetteville, AR
Posted
May 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Posting Number NC685P

Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/19117

Working Title Post-Doctoral Fellow

Position Number 16238

Department Chemical Engineering

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 26,700 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.



About the College/Department

Department Home Page

Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will work as part of a new research team focusing on membrane science and technology and the development of new advanced membranes. This position is expected to work on the development of new membranes and membrane surfaces for advanced bioseparations as well as water treatment applications. The job duties include providing highly specialized expertise in the area of membrane surface modification and the development of surface modified membranes. This position is responsible for developing research proposals for submission to funding agencies, as well as providing input and support for faculty-submitted research proposals. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will also provide assistance in instruction of membrane courses for undergraduate and graduate students, provide oversight on laboratory safety, and help enhance the undergraduate and graduate research experiences in the department.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.



Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical engineering, or a related field


Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No

If yes, please specify

Preferred Qualifications
  • Focus in polymer science
  • Strong background in surface modification of membranes using methods such as UV initiated free radical polymerization, atom transfer radical polymerization, reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer, etc
  • Experience with membranes for biomedical applications (e.g., protein isolation, bacteria and viruses capture)
  • Experience supervising undergraduate and graduate students


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Knowledge of surface modification of membranes using methods such as UV initiated free radical polymerization, atom transfer radical polymerization, reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer, etc


Physical activities associated with this position

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance 479-575-4019.

Occasionally:

  • Crouching
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Stooping
  • Walking

Frequently:

  • Grasping
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sharps
  • Talking

Constantly:

  • Feeling
  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Hearing

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes., The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operates machines where the seeing job is at or within arm's reach; performs mechanical or skilled trades tasks of a non-repetitive nature, such as carpenters or technicians.



Physical Conditions The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level., The worker is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts or vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals or hazards. , The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.

Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (schedule may vary based on department needs)

Overtime Eligible No

Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No

Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus - Cato Springs Research Center

Benefits Eligible Yes

Appointment Percent 100

Salary $40,000

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No

Does this position require a background check? No

Does this position require a substance abuse test? No

Pre-employment Screening Requirements



Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date 05/23/2017

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

Amber Friday-Brown
eafriday@uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.



Special Instructions Summary

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.



Internal Posting No

City, St. Fayetteville, AR




Supplemental Questions

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    Documents Needed to Apply
    Required Documents
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Listing of Publications
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    3. Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)
    4. List of Professional References
    5. Letter(s) of Recommendation (1)
    6. Proof of Veterans Status

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