Research Associate

Job description

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Center of the University of Colorado BioFrontiers Institute (BioFrontiers-UCCS) invites applications for a research associate. The research associate will perform experimental research with Dr. Anatoliy Pinchuk in the BioFrontiers Lab. The research includes experiments with RF hyperthermia by using gold nanoparticles. For more information, visit

The research associate will take lead responsibility on hyperthermia experiments with gold nanoparticles. Advanced skills with nanoparticles and RF hyperthermia are desirable. The research associate will perform other duties as assigned, including helping to prepare and develop grants. Knowledge of plasmonics, microscopy and spectroscopy is advantageous. Based on the availability of funding and with appropriate performance, the initial appointment is expected to be 1 year with a possibility of renewal also contingent upon performance and funding. Start date may be as early as August 2018. Later start-dates will be considered, but preference will be given to candidates who are available sooner. 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.

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs can be found at:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 12,400 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. New & World Report. Colorado Springs, (pop. 400K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

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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.

Candidate must hold a Ph.D. in physics, physical chemistry, electrical engineering, material science, or a related field conferred by the start of employment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Necessary basic research skills and experience:

  • Knowledge and experience with nanoparticles
  • Demonstrated record of research accomplishments
  • Publication experience in peer-reviewed journals
  • Ability to be personally motivated
  • Collaborates well with others
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong scientific problem-solving skills

Preferred Skills and Abilities (preferred, but not required):

  • Knowledge and experience with RF hyperthermia
  • Knowledge and experience with plasmonics
  • Spectroscopy experience: absorption, photoluminescence, Raman, SERS
  • Knowledge of nanotechnology
  • Nanofabrication abilities
  • Scanning Electron Microscope Imaging abilities
  • Electron Beam Lithography abilities
  • Knowledge and experience with Near-fields Scanning Optical Microscopy (NSOM) spectroscopy and imagining
  • Strong writing ability
  • Grant writing experience

Special Instructions to Applicants:In order for an application to be considered, applicants must label each required attachment with the relevant title, attach the required documents for this position announcement to the submission and check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in the submission. If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or [email protected] Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s)

Application Materials Instructions:Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. A complete application packet is required for consideration. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40246 - AA-BIOFRONTIERS-UCCS CNTR

Schedule: Part-time

Posting Date: Aug 8, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Position Number: 00415105





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Posted: 10/8/2018
Application Due: 10/18/2018
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