Post-Doc Research Associate

Job Details

Department:

Applied Physical Sciences - 318100

Posting Open Date:

01/07/2022

Open Until Filled:

No

Position Type:

Postdoctoral Scholar

Position Title:

Post-Doc Research Associate

Vacancy ID:

PDS003327

Full-time/Part-time:

Full-Time Temporary

Hours per week:

40

FTE:

1

Work Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Location:

North Carolina, US

Hiring Range:

Dependent upon experience and qualifications

Proposed Start Date:

02/15/2022

Estimated Duration of Appointment:

12 Months

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:

Launched in 2013, the Department of Applied Physical Sciences (APS) is the first new science department in the College of Arts and Sciences in nearly 40 years. Including the Chapel Hill Analytical and Nanofabrication Laboratory (CHANL) and the graduate program in material sciences, Applied Physical Sciences has united numerous scientific entities on campus to further its mission of finding interdisciplinary solutions to real-world problems. Its newest endeavor, BeAM (Be A Maker), is a university-wide initiative that incorporates Making into research, education, and entrepreneurship. BeAM is comprised of several spaces, including a makerspace in Hanes Art Center, Carmichael Residence Hall, and a 3,400 square foot Makerspace in Murray Hall, all of which serve the entire UNC community.

Position Summary:

A postdoctoral position is available in the Dingemans lab in the Department of Applied Physical Sciences at UNC Chapel Hill. This position will work on project that involves SLS 3D printing of novel polymers for prototypes and test specimens and using characterization tools including thermogravimetric analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, dynamic mechanical thermal analysis, rheology and tensile testing. Position will interface closely with a chemistry team to diagnose processing challenges, issues with mechanical performance, and form a feedback loop that leads to better chemistries and better printing. There will be close collaboration with chemists and physical chemists on significant Design of Experiment work towards meaningful benchmarks. Position may transition to a UNC spin-out company.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

PhD in an engineering field with experience with SLS printing

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:

The candidate must have experience working with the SLS process to build real parts and prototypes; they have worked with polyamides and produced test specimens and complex geometries. The candidate has analyzed these prints using polymer thermomechanical characterization methods and are familiar with the tools and standards required to do so. FDM experience and/or working knowledge of step growth chemistry is a plus.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:

PhD in an engineering field with experience with SLS printing

Special Instructions:

Please note that a CV, cover letter, and list of references are required when applying to this position.
For information on UNC Postdoctoral Benefits and Services click here

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Undergraduate Enrollment: 19,117

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,894

Total Student Enrollment: 30,011

Founded: 1789, as the first state university in the United States

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