Postdoctoral Scholar

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Position TitlePostdoctoral ScholarVacancy IDPDS002500DepartmentApplied Physical Sciences - 318100Position TypePostdoctoral Scholar Posting Details

Salary RangeDependent on QualificationsFull-time/Part-timeFull TimeIf part-time, hours per weekFTE1.0Proposed Start Date10/01/0019Estimated Duration of Appointment12 MonthsPosting Open Date09/04/2019Posting Close Date10/01/2019Open Until FilledNoWork LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Summary

A postdoctoral position is available in the Dingemans lab in the Department of Applied Physical Sciences at UNC Chapel Hill. The project will involve the synthesis and characterization of novel reactive thermoplastic high-performance polymer chemistries. The aim is to fully understand the structure–property space, polymerization kinetics, and processing conditions in relation to final after-cure (thermo)mechanical properties.

Educational Requirements

PhD in Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering, or related field. PhD in Polymer chemistry or polymer processing and characterization preferred.

Qualifications and Experience

The candidate must have a strong background in the design, synthesis, and characterization (e.g. thermogravimetric analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, dynamic mechanical thermal analysis, melt rheology and tensile testing) of high-performance/step-growth polymers. Proven expertise in (organic) monomer/polymer synthesis is a strong plus.

The candidate should have excellent communication skills, have a demonstrated record of peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations, and be able and willing to guide PhD and undergraduate students in an academic laboratory environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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Department Contact Name and TitleJulia Green, Department ManagerDepartment Contact Telephone or [email protected] Affairs Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to [email protected]

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      Posted: 9/18/2019
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