The Research Associate in the College of Science and Technology Chemistry Department’s Dai Research Group will be responsible for conducting research in the laboratory in areas of ultrafast and nonlinear spectroscopy of systems of relevance to the development of alternative energy sources and novel materials. In addition, the Research Associate will perform nonlinear optical spectroscopy of surfaces of colloidal particles in dye sensitized solar cells, nonlinear optical spectroscopy of molecules at the surface of airborne aerosols, and ultrafast spectroscopy of carrier dynamics in dye sensitized solar cells. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:Bachelor's degree and at least three (3) years of related research and educational programs experience. Demonstrated experience with working in chemistry labs. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills and Abilities:*Must possess demonstrated knowledge of ultrafast and nonlinear spectroscopy of systems of relevance to the development of alternative energy sources and novel materials.*Knowledge pf good chemistry laboratory hygiene.*Ability to handle hazardous materials and chemicals.*Ability to maintain records and inventories, with attention to detail.*Excellent written and verbal communication skills.*Ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines. *Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team. *Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, along with the ability to interact with a diverse population of students, administrators, investigators and staff.
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Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.
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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Science, Education and Research Center
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular