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Postdoctoral Fellow

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Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Position Number: 008131

Full-time or Part-time: Full Time

Department: Department of Chemistry and Physics

Posting Number: 0401237

SHRA/EHRA: EHRA (Non-Faculty)

Job Category: Professional

Hiring Range: Commensurate with Education and Experience

Minimum salary: Commensurate with Education and Experience

Maximum salary: Commensurate with Education and Experience

Overall Position Competency: Flat Rate

Description of primary duties and responsibilities:
Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The Department of Chemistry and Physics offers Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in Chemistry. The Department provides students with a quality education and prepares students with the ability to provide quality chemical analysis through various analytical methods and instrumentations.
Under the administration of DOCP, the Interdisciplinary Materials Research and Education Laboratory (IMREL) was established as a platform to collaboratively conduct interdisciplinary materials research and education at FSU, funded by the National Science Foundation. It houses state-of-the-art research infrastructure. The mission of IMREL is to provide an open platform for faculty, staff and students at FSU, and external national and international collaborators to conduct cutting-edge materials research and transformative STEM education.

Primary Purpose of the Position:

NSF funded FSU with a project entitled "IMREL-CHRNS Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (IC-PREM) using a National Facility" (award No. DMR 1827731), in a total amount of $600,000. Hiring a Postdoctoral Fellow is included in the project activities. This position is fully supported by NSF including annual salary and fringe benefits. No cost from FSU is requested. The Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct research and research training of undergraduates, significantly promoting the research activities at FSU.

Description of Work Continued:
Duties and Responsibilities:

The Postdoctoral Fellow is supervised by the PI, Dr. Zhiping Luo, supporting the research projects and research training of undergraduates in the following activities:

(1) Conducting research in synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials with enhanced physical and chemical properties.
(2) Collaborating with scientists at Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering (CHRNS) at NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) for neutron scattering on nanomaterials.
(3) Conducting research training of undergraduates at IMREL, including sample synthesis, preparation, processing, characterization and property measurement.
(4) Assisting the PI to teach classes and labs.
(5) Daily maintenance of the research instruments at IMREL.
(6) Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Must hold a Ph.D. degree in Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Material Science, or other related disciplines. The successful candidate must be very experienced in nanomaterial fabrications, especially by electrospinning, hydrothermal and mechanical injection methods. Other experiences in characterization by AFM, CV, FTIR, PL, UV-Vis, XRD, and electron microscopy are required. The candidate should possess a good level of communication skills, and is able to work with a wide range of researchers at IMREL.

Closing Date: 12/31/2018

Open Until Filled: No

Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you currently possess a Ph.D. degree in Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Material Science, Physics or another closely related discipline?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you possess a strong research background in neutron scattering, and additional experience in nanomaterials research?
    • Yes
    • No


Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Transcripts


EEO Statement:
This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable), academic verification and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and employment and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.


Veterans Statement:
Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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Posted: 10/20/2018
Application Due: 12/19/2018
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