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Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Center for Renewable Carbon

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Post-Doctoral Researcher in Molded Pulp Products

The Center for Renewable Carbon (CRC) at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville invites applications for a 12-month Post-Doctoral Researcher position (100% Research). Position is available for one year and may be renewed for additional months based on performance and available funding. The successful candidate will assist in a USDA NIFA’s funded project, with an emphasis on the Molded Pulp Products. Research responsibilities will include experiment design, data analysis, report, publication and other related work.

Required qualifications:

    A Ph.D. in pulp and paper science, wood science, composite, polymer science or a closely related field completed before the position start date.
Additional desired qualifications:

    Expertise and experience in the molded pulp products, nanolignin processing and applications, cellulose nanofiber processing and applications, and chemical modification; a strong publication record; and good team work.
Review of applications will begin April 15 and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, provide 1) a cover letter; 2) copies of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work; 3) a curriculum vitae detailing educational background, work experience, publications, and skills, and 4) names and full contact information of three professional references. Questions regarding the position can be directed to the Prof. Siqun Wang, [email protected].

Job: Research Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Center For Renewable Carbon
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Mar 9, 2023, 3:32:13 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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