Research Assistant Professor

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Position Type:

Permanent Faculty

Working Title:

Research Assistant Professor

Appointment Type:

Fixed Term Faculty

Salary Range:

Dependent on Qualifications


Full Time



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Position Summary:

The primary role of this position is to conduct collaborative research in the area of semiconductor materials and devices, including solar cells, photodetectors and radiation detectors. The lab manager is expected to assist the PI in managing a research/teaching program with over 20 group members, and will be responsible for the following: (1) Design and carry out a variety of research projects aimed at understanding the fundamental optoelectronic properties of perovskite materials and pushing the frontier of technologies. (2) Co-supervise postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students in conjunction with other faculty member in the department. (3) Build publication record in writing and preparing manuscripts for publications on data collected, analyzed, and interpreted as part of this position. (4) Prepare, apply for, and manage grants. (5) Present data at national conferences and increase involvement in scientific community by attending project meetings, seminars, and other meetings as necessary. (6) Manage the lab operation and maintain the equipment; Although teaching is not required, teaching opportunity will be available. The Research Assistant Professor will work with a project team focused on offering supports and services to enhance success for graduate students and postdocs at UNC-Chapel Hill. The research assistant professor will work closely with the P.I. to complete analyses and write manuscripts. The Research Assistant Professor will: conduct research in the area of semiconductor materials and devices, including solar cells, photodetectors and radiation detectors; write manuscripts in collaboration with the PI on the different research studies from the project in relation to specified writing priorities; prepare, apply for, and manage grants; co-supervise postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students in conjunction with PI; co-manage lab operations and help set lab priorities/determine need to meet project objectives; assist faculty researchers and other collaborators, or may act independently, in planning and designing research experiments; establishing priorities and recommending schedules, time tables and costs; present project results to internal and external parties; effectively use available technology to facilitate the success of the project; liaison with other UNC-CH departments, outside collaborators, and others to ensure success of projects; and purchasing and receiving lab supplies. This position is for one year with the possibility of renewal.

Educational Requirements:

PhD degree in Materials, Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering or closely related field Required with a dissertation specialty in understanding electronic materials and devices.

Qualifications and Experience:

Strong background in electronic materials and devices. Preference is given to a candidate with experience in devices and materials with strong track record.

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, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions:

At the time of application candidates will be required to identify three names, titles, and email addresses of professional references. Recommenders identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support.




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Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 9/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time