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Research Associate

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Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 10-30-2017

Posting Summary:
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia seeks candidates for two Research Associate positions to assist in the development of low-cost carbon fiber techniques in Professor Xiaodong (Chris) Li's lab.

A PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related field is required by the start date of the position. The successful candidates will have a background in materials science, carbon fiber/carbon materials/materials synthesis research. Experience with materials synthesis and characterization, and mechanical characterization techniques, including but not limited to scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, and X-ray diffraction as well as mechanical testing techniques, including but not limited to tension/compression testing and indentation is required. The candidates shall be expected to research, develop, manufacture, and demonstrate carbon fiber precursor technology and processing techniques.

To apply candidates must submit an online application through [email protected] (https://jobs.virginia.edu). Search posting number 0621956. Review of applications will begin November 9, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Please include a CV/Resume, Cover Letter, Contact Information for 3 References - name, email, phone.

For additional information about the position, please contact Chris Li, [email protected] For additional information about the application process, please contact Jackie Slaughter-Scott, [email protected]

With one of the highest graduation rates of minority undergraduate students and one of the highest percentages of women engineering students among public universities, the University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. UVA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities. We also welcome others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the university's research and teaching mission. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.


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Posted: 12/30/2017
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