Research Associate

Job description

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 04-16-2018

Posting Summary:
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Virginia's School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) seeks candidates for a Research Associate position to work in the Soft Biomatter Laboratory in the area of 3D printable soft materials. Primary duties include the design, synthesis, characterization, and 3D printing of soft polymers and explore their applications in stretchable electronics, tissue engineering, and soft robotics. More information can be found at:

The appointment will be for one year, renewable pending satisfactory performance and funding.

Responsibilities include developing 3D printable soft polymers; managing laboratory facilities, perform measurements, update equipment, develop procedures for operation & safety and assist in drafting proposals, reports, and research papers.

A PhD in materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering or related field is required by the time of hire. Strong technical aptitude and working knowledge of chemistry, materials science, and bioengineering is required. Outstanding interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are required. The ability to pay close attention to detail and maintain accurate lab records is required.

To apply, visit and search job posting number 0623041. Complete an online candidate profile and attach a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.

For additional information about the position, please contact Prof. Liheng Cai at [email protected] For additional information about the application process, please contact Jeannie Reese at [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: 4/17/2018
Application Due: 6/16/2018
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