Research Scientist Principal/CAER

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Job Title:

Research Scientist Principal/CAER

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40550:Ctr For Applied Energy Res

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

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3 yrs

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Physical Requirements:

Sitting/standing for long periods of time, lifting objects up to 20 lbs. and performing repetitive motion tasks. Exposure to loud noises, temperature extremes, and hazardous chemicals and fumes including waste. Risk of injuries from use of equipment on the job.


Monday – Friday 8:00AM-5:00 PM, occasional evenings and weekends per workload demands.

Job Summary:

Over the past 40 years, the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) has built an internationally recognized research program directed to the development of high-performance cementitious technologies and the utilization of industrial byproduct materials. CAER is staffing its cementitious materials program and seeks a research scientist at the Principal level. The applicant will be primarily responsible for understanding cement chemistry, cement hydration mechanics, aggregate systems, Portland cement systems, calcium sulfoaluminate cement systems, high-performance cementitious technologies, cementitious composites, and industrial byproduct characterization and utilization. Applicants for the Principal research scientist position will preferably have experience in cementitious materials research, proposal development and project planning and management, laboratory safety; strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated record of teamwork, adaptability, innovation, and initiative; and the ability to work well with all levels of personnel throughout CAER’s laboratories.

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University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Posted: 2/18/2021
Application Due: 2/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time