Postdoctoral Fellow

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Position Title:Postdoctoral FellowPosition Number:008080Full-time or Part-time:Full TimeDepartment:Chemistry, Physics, Material SciencePosting Number:0401297SHRA/EHRA:EHRA (Non-Faculty) Job Category:ProfessionalHiring Range:Commensurate with Education and ExperienceMinimum salary:Commensurate with Education and ExperienceMaximum salary:Commensurate with Education and ExperienceOverall Position Competency:Flat RateDescription of primary duties and responsibilities:

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Science (DCPM) offers Bachelor of Science 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 DCPM, 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 “Excellence in Research: Collaborative Research on Nanosensors to Develop Research Capacities at Interdisciplinary Materials Research and Education Laboratory (IMREL)” (award ECCS 1900837), in a total amount of $500,000. 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, with an emphasis on luminescence property.
(2)Conducting research training of undergraduates at IMREL, including sample synthesis, preparation, processing, characterization and property measurement.
(3)Assisting the PI to teach classes and labs.
(4)Daily maintenance of related research instruments at IMREL.
(5)Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Possesses a Master’s Degree in Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Material Science, or other related disciplines.

Knowledge skills and abilities:Preferred Qualifications:

Preferably possess 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.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Closing Date:11/30/2019Open Until Filled:NoAdditional Information for Applicants

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified prior to employment. Transcripts should be provided for all earned degrees and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Transcript requests are the responsibility of the candidate.

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) and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, political affiliation or sexual orientation. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Veteran's Statement

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

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a master's degree in applied chemistry, chemical engineering, chemistry, material science, or other related discipline?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you possess a Ph.D. degree in applied chemistry, chemical engineering, chemistry, material science, or other related discipline?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience in nanomaterial fabrications, especially by electrospinning, hydrothermal and mechanical injection methods?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience characterized by AFM, CV, FTIR, PLC, UV-Vis, XRD, and electron microscopy?
    • Yes
    • No
Optional & Required DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
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Posted: 10/11/2019
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