Postdoctoral Research Associate - Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research Associate - ChemistryJob no: 502022
Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and grant funding
Applications Open: Aug 01 2019
General Summary of Position:
The Chemistry Department at UMass Lowell is looking to hire a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The purpose of this position is primarily to drive innovate nanomaterials and energy-related research. The postdoctoral associate will work closely with faculty, other post-doctoral associates, graduate students, undergraduate students on the synthesis, characterization, and analysis of nanomaterials.
Essential Job Duties:
1. Research: Perform research under the supervision of the Principal Investigator. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will:
- Design and synthesize the functional nanomaterials
- Develop protocols to synthesize a diverse set of metallic nanoparticles and nanomaterials
- Establish optical and spectroscopic techniques for the characterization of their physical, chemical, and optical properties
- Conduct lab experiments, collect and analyze data, and report in electronic lab notebook
- Engage in shared lab duties including maintenance of instruments and apparatus, lab safety and lab cleaning
2. Collaboration: Establish collaborations within the research group, with other groups on campus and outside the University
3. Supervise graduate and undergraduate students: The postdoctoral associate will be expected to lead, work with, and mentor both graduate and undergraduate students in their research projects
4. Administrative and Data Integrity: The postdoctoral associate will be expected to participate in active knowledge sharing and effectively record all data
- Conduct weekly project meeting with PI and collaborators
- Participate in weekly group meetings
5. Writing and Presentation: The postdoctoral associate will be expected to effectively communicate research in a written and oral manner
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
- Ph.D. in Chemistry with nanomaterials expertise
- Expertise in metallic nanomaterials
- Strong independent problem-solving skills
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Demonstrated research accomplishments
- Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and writing
- Ability to work in a team environment
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; however, the posting may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.
This position is contingent upon funding. The initial appointment will be for one year with a possibility of renewal contingent upon funding and successful performance.
Please include a CV, cover letter and research interest with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.