Job location: Charlottesville, VA Employment Type:
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Professor Liheng Cai in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Soft Biomatter Laboratory (http://softbiomatter.org/) at the University of Virginia is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate in 3D Printing Soft Biomaterials.
The project consists of two core areas: (1) materials innovation and (2) technology development. The successful candidate will develop new soft materials as inks for 3D printing, and use customized 3D printing technologies to transform the materials to adaptive structures for photonic and biomedical applications. The project integrates polymer chemistry, polymer physics, advanced characterization (TEM, AFM, SEM), in-situ SAXS, microscopy, mechanics, 3D printing, and instrumentation. The candidate will have the opportunity to closely work with a group of members consisting of chemists, materials scientists, biomedical engineers, physicists, and medical doctors.
Additional Responsibilities include: managing laboratory facilities, performing measurements, updating equipment, developing procedures for operation and safety, supporting undergraduate/graduate research and fielding questions regarding procedures. The successful applicant will also participate in guiding students in measurements and analysis of their data as well as helping to draft proposals, reports, and research papers.
Qualification requirements: A PhD degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field is required. Candidates with expertise in polymer chemistry, rheology, and/or 3D printing are strongly encouraged to apply. However, qualified candidates with other backgrounds will also be considered. Good oral and written communication skills, as well as attention to detail and good record keeping, are essential.
Application procedure: Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/ and attach a one-page cover letter, curriculum vitae, a one-page research statement, a 3-slide presentation that summarizes your previous work, and contact information for three references. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the CV box.
Application deadline: Review of applications will begin on July 24, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.
This is a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed for an additional one year, contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding.
For questions regarding this position, please contact Prof. Liheng Cai at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about the application process, please contact please contact Richard Haverstom, Faculty Search Advisor, at email@example.com.
For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit postdoc.virginia.edu and hr.virginia.edu/benefits.
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