Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Number: 00106231
Essential Job Duties: This position is to add technical expertise in protective coatings for metallic surfaces, including thin film deposition and electrochemical analysis to characterize thin film protective coatings. The candidate will contribute to enrich our laboratory environment and promote excellence in research and learning. The person will pursue independent research as well as work with graduate and undergraduate students and other researchers to facilitate their successful research projects. Project research will focus on protective coatings for aqueous and supercritical CO2 environments and will be tasked to optimize the metal oxide thin film deposition process identified by the Parsons Group for protection of copper surfaces. Experimental results will lead to dissemination of data to project sponsors, delivering presentations at conferences, and writing and completing manuscripts for publication. This person will maintain a safe laboratory work environment for all researchers. The candidate will also have freedom and opportunity to undertake other research projects in thin film materials, particularly in the area of Atomic Layer Deposition and other atomic scale processes. Our laboratory is well-equipped with tools needed for experimentation and analysis, including many custom ALD reactor systems, UHV surface analysis, surface adsorption characterization and other tools. We also make good use of a wide suite of high-quality analytic tools that are readily available in NC State's Analytical Instrumentation Facility and our Nanofabrication Facility.
Department Required Skills: Position requires a PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or a related field. The ideal candidate will be a recent PhD seeking to gain research experience to help pursue an academic career. Experience in hands-on electrochemical analysis including impedance spectroscopy, thin film materials and deposition methods, and high vacuum systems is highly desired. Familiarity with surface characterization analysis such as AFM, XPS, SEM, and XRD is also favorable. The candidate must be able to work effectively in a team environment with student researchers, including teaching laboratory best practices, analytical characterization, and other laboratory skills. The candidate must also work effectively with Department staff, including responding to Departmental or University requests as indicated by the lab PI.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Position requires a PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or a related field. The ideal candidate will be a recent PhD seeking to gain research experience to help pursue an academic career. Experience in hands-on electrochemical analysis including impedance spectroscopy, thin film materials and deposition methods, and high vacuum systems is highly desired. Familiarity with surface characterization analysis such as AFM, XPS, SEM, and XRD is also favorable.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
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