Research Scientist I

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

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Research Scientist I


UNT-Materials Science & Engineer-130330


College of Engineering

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Department Summary:

The department has a mission to provide a high quality education to our diverse student population through excellence and innovation in teaching and research in order to serve the scientific and engineering needs of the state of Texas and the nation. This will be achieved by a balance of formal course work, practical laboratory training, and research projects that encompass both the basic science and the applied aspects of materials science and engineering. The department offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering programs.

Position Summary:

We are looking to hire a Research Scientist for a DOD-funded project focusing on investigating the tribological properties of protective coatings with a focus on correlating their performance to the structure and chemistry of the sliding surfaces. The Scientist will be responsible for carrying research activities, high-level technical publications and proposal writing as well as presenting work progress to the program manager on a monthly basis, as well as presentation of original research at international/industrial conferences/meetings. The Scientist is expected to work closely with graduate and undergraduate students.

Minimum Qualifications:

The applicant should have background in materials science, surface science, mechanical engineering, chemistry, physics, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with the operation and maintenance of thin film deposition (PVD and CVD) and surface analytical tools (XPS, UPS, SEM, TEM, Raman, etc.) equipment is highly desirable.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to communicate

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Description of Job Duty:

Carrying research activities

Description of Job Duty:

Lead high-level technical publications and proposal writing

Description of Job Duty:

Presenting work progress to the program manager on a monthly basis

Description of Job Duty:

Presenting the research at international/industrial conferences/meetings

Description of Job Duty:

Supervising graduate and undergraduate students

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Job No:
Posted: 4/30/2021
Application Due: 7/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time