Post-Doctoral Fellow

Location
Fayetteville, AR
Posted
Jul 25, 2017
Position Type
Postdoc
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


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

Department Home Page

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

Preferred Qualifications
  • 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.

Occasionally

  • Grasping
  • Lifting
  • Reaching
  • Repetitive motion
  • Standing
  • Stooping

Frequently

  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Sitting
  • Walking

Constantly

  • Hearing
  • Talking

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

Jessica Zaleski
jzaleski@uark.edu
479-575-5608

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. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)
  3. Letter(s) of Recommendation (1)
  4. Proof of Veterans Status

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