Posting Number NC817P
Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/21620
Working Title Post-Doctoral Fellow
Position Number 16315
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 27,100 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
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Job Type Staff
Summary of Job Duties
The Post-Doctoral Fellow will have oversight of the experimental facilities at the Chemical Hazards Research Center (CHRC). The job responsibilities will include working on and leading several projects for the CHRC involving wind tunnel work with LDV and PIV systems in addition to fast-response concentration measurements for assessment of airborne hazards. Specific duties may include overseeing day-to-day graduate and undergraduate student research, writing research proposals, documenting research results in the form of technical journal papers, preparing research reports and preparing conference and project view presentations for internal and external audiences. This position is also expected to coordinate research with other research programs at the University of Arkansas as well as other partners in universities and industry. This position requires lifting and operating equipment weighing up to 50-pounds, performing careful repeated experiments, and being able to work at a computer for extended periods.
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 Engineering
- Experience in experimental fluid mechanics
Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No
If yes, please specify
- At least one year of experience in experimental fluid mechanics
- A successful publishing record
- Experience in mentoring graduate and undergraduate researchers, managing research expenditures, and collaborating with faculty on existing research awards
- Experience with LDV and PIV systems
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
- Knowledge of laboratory research methods
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
Physical activities associated with this position
The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.
- Repetitive motion
- Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
The worker is required to have 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 determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, general laborer, etc.) or to make general observations of facilities or structures (i.e., security guard, etc).
Physical Conditions None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).
Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 40 hours/week
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 - Chemical Hazards Research Center
Benefits Eligible Yes
Appointment Percent 100
Salary Commensurate with education and/or experience
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 07/25/2017
Close Date 09/08/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Start Date
Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)
Recruitment Contact Information
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.
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
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Documents Needed to Apply
- Curriculum Vitae
- Listing of Publications
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)
- Letter(s) of Recommendation (1)
- Proof of Veterans Status