Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Scintillation Materials Research Center (US)

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Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Scintillation Materials Research Center (SMRC)

Regular, Full-time, Pay Grade 00

Note: Applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident (green card holder)

DescriptionThe Scintillation Materials Research Center (SMRC) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has an opening for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate. This position will focus on the discovery, synthesis, characterization, and development of new scintillation materials for radiation detection applications in homeland security and medical imaging. The individual will develop research strategies, carry out hands-on experimental research, and mentor graduate and undergraduate students. In addition, the individual will collaborate with academic, national lab, and industrial partners of the SMRC. Research results will be published in peer-reviewed journals and patented as appropriate.

The appointment is for 12 months based on satisfactory performance and available funding. An extension may be considered. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.

Minimum/Required Qualifications:Education:  Ph.D. in Engineering or Science.  Doctoral candidates pursuing their PhD will be required to provide an official letter from their educational institution (Graduate School) with an expected PhD completion date in order to be considered for the position. An offer of employment and start date will be contingent upon successful completion of relevant PhD.

Must be a US Citizen or permanent resident (green card holder).

Job Skills: Experience with crystal growth and characterization of scintillation and other material properties is desirable but not required. Activities will include materials synthesis and characterization, interpretation of research results, reporting to sponsors, publishing results, submitting patent applications, and mentoring students.

Physical Requirements: Able to lift 25 pounds.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:  Self-motivated researcher, strong communication skills, team oriented.

Job:  Research

Primary Location:  US-Tennessee-Knoxville

Organization:  Scintillation Materials Research Center (Tickle College of Engineering)

Schedule:  Full-time

All applicants must apply online to be considered for this position.  Please submit a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of three professional references with their online application.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

Job: Research Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Scintillation Materials Research Center
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jul 29, 2022, 7:00:28 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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