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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Chemistry and Biochemistry
Duquesne University in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Date Posted 02/04/2019
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Duquesne University is inviting applications for a postdoctoral associate position at the intersection of surface chemistry and biomaterials. The lab has interests in biofilms, tissue-material interactions, and corrosion wear. Projects may include the use of SEM, AFM, MS, IR and applicable cell and microbiology skills. Expertise in all areas are not required. The postdoctoral associate will work under the supervision of Dr. Ellen Gawalt, Ph.D.


  • Projects may include the use of SEM, AFM, MS, IR.
  • Cell and microbiology skills necessary for biomaterials.
  • Surface synthesis
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering or related field from an accredited institution or any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to the following: experience conducting research in a relevant discipline; experience with relevant equipment, techniques, and research practices; sensitivity to the need of each individual to be treated with dignity and respect as it relates to diversity in general and the Mission of the University specifically; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community


Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty and staff job applications electronically. The successful candidate will submit a letter of intent that addresses the reasons for the application to the position, a completed curriculum vitae (CV), and the names of three references complete with telephone and email contact information to While the position will remain open until filled, priority will be given to applications submitted by January 2, 2018.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.

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