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Post Doc Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.

Job OverviewPost-Doctoral Fellow – Carbon-based materials for PPE applications. The UC Nanoworld Laboratory will be the workplace of the post-doctoral fellow. There, the fellow will be producing and testing carbon-based materials used in personal protection equipment (PPE) and related sensors and energy storage devices. The post-doctoral fellow will help integrating these materials and devices into firefighter`s garment to improve the cooling of the protective gear. He or she will conduct experiments related to visualizing the cooling effect by using infrared camera and will put efforts to increase the cooling efficiency via different cooling approaches and devices. The post-doctoral fellow is expected to prepare manuscripts for publications and grant reports, as well as to supervise graduate students. Candidates should have an engineering/science background, preferably materials science or chemical engineering. Experience in carbon-based materials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, woven and non-woven carbon fiber textile for advanced applications, including sensors and energy storage, is desirable.

Essential Functions
  • Producing and testing carbon-based materials used in personal protection equipment (PPE) and related sensors and energy storage devices. The post-doctoral fellow will help integrating these materials and devices into firefighter`s garment to improve the cooling of the protective gear.
  • Conduct experiments related to visualizing the cooling effect by using infrared camera and will put efforts to increase the cooling efficiency via different cooling approaches and devices.
  • Prepare manuscripts for publications and grant reports, as well as to supervise graduate students.
Required Education

Doctoral Degree in the appropriate field or discipline, or the recognized terminal degree, or the equivalent foreign equivalent.

Required Experience
  • In-depth knowledge of specialized field, process or discipline.
  • May require experience with specialized software programs.
Additional Qualifications Considered
  • Candidates should have an engineering/science background, ideally materials science or chemical engineering.
  • Experience in carbon-based materials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, woven and non-woven carbon fiber textile for advanced applications, including sensors and energy storage, is desirable.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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