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Postdoctoral Research Associate I
University of Arizona in the Tucson, Arizona
 
 
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Date Posted 09/18/2020
Category
Postdoctoral-Chemistry
Postdoctoral-Physics
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 
Job details
Salary
$48,000 a year
Job Type
Full-time
Part-time
Benefits
Pulled from the full job description
  • Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
  • Rate of Pay $48,000
Full Job Description
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE I
Posting Number
req2454
Department
Chemistry & Biochemistry - Sci
Department Website Link
Location
Main Campus
Address
Tucson, AZ USA
Position Highlights

The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at The University of Arizona is seeking qualified, motivated scientists for an appointment as Postdoctoral Research Associate I. This candidate will participate in and help lead an effort to prepare and characterize the structural properties of organic monolayers and multilayers on transparent conductive oxide substrates using waveguide-based spectroscopic and spectroelectrochemical methodologies. The candidate will also join a team studying the interface composition and energetics of semiconductor nanocrystalline materials using electrochemical/spectroelectrochemical methodologies.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here.

As a cost-saving measure related to the impact of COVID-19, Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs have been approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. All new hires subject to the programs will be notified in accordance with adopted Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs guidelines and will be required to comply with all measures. To learn more about the programs and whether this position is affected, please visit hr.arizona.edu/FY-2020-2021-Furlough-Program.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • This candidate will perform spectroscopic characterization of the structure of organic monolayers and multilayers deposited on transparent conducting oxide materials.
  • Interface with the Hanson research group at Florida State University to develop a detailed understanding of solar energy capture and vectoral electron and energy transfer in these films.
  • Perform electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical characterization of nanocrystalline thin films, as part of a team investigating the use of these materials to generate fuels from sunlight.
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in related field.
Preferred Qualifications
  • A Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics or Materials Science, preferably with experience in characterizing the structure and energy conversion properties of materials, interfaces, and/or thin films using electrochemical/spectroelectrochemical methods, UV-visible spectroscopy methods, and other types of spectroscopy.
FLSA
Exempt
Full Time/Part Time
Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week
40
Job FTE
1.0
Work Calendar
Fiscal
Job Category
Research
Benefits Eligible
Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay
$48,000
Compensation Type
salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Type of criminal background check required:
Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies
1
Target Hire Date
10/4/2020
Expected End Date
Contact Information for Candidates

Neal Armstrong
nra@email.arizona.edu

Scott Saavedra
saavedra@email.arizona.edu

Jeffrey Pyun
jpyun@email.arizona.edu

Open Date
9/17/2020
Open Until Filled
Yes
Documents Needed to Apply
Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.
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