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Post Doc Research Fellow - Materials and Manufacturing Research Initiative

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

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Position Information: DescriptionThe College of Engineering & Mines at the University of North Dakota invites application for a postdoctoral fellow position to begin Fall 2021.  Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Geological Engineering, Materials Engineering, or a closely-related field. The candidate should have strong background in characterizing of materials and conducting high quality research. The postdoctoral fellow will also mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and contribute in proposal.

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Duties & ResponsibilitiesThe successful candidate will pursue research in the area of high temperature materials, nanomaterials, sustainable materials, materials for geological applications and related fields.  Additional service in proposal writing, student mentoring will be expected according to the experience.

The post-doctoral fellow will work with a team of interdisciplinary faculty from Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Geology, Petroleum Engineering and Physics. It is expected the hire will conduct high impact research, write papers, manage lab, high quality papers, and collect data. The postdoc will also work with and mentor undergraduate and graduate students

Required Competencies
    Excellent written and oral communication skillsBackground in collegial and collaborative interaction with diverse faculty and student teams
Minimum Requirements
    Ph.D. degree in Geological Engineering, Materials Engineering, or a closely-related field.  Successful completion of criminal history records check.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identify and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 

Preferred Qualifications
    Work experience in researchWork experience in characterization labStrong publication record in the relevant fieldExperience mentoring students at all levels
Minimum Hiring Salary$45,000

Work Schedule and Projected Start DateMonday – Friday, 8:00-4:30pm, starting Fall 2021

To ApplyFor full consideration, applications must be received by September 1st, 2021 and include the following materials:

    Cover letterResume or Curriculum VitaeList of 3 references
Position is open until filled.

Additional InformationTo find out why living and working in Greater Grand Forks is way cooler, check out Grand Forks is Cooler.

All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application MaterialsPursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO StatementThe University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s PreferenceVeterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery StatementIn compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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