POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE I
Chemistry & Biochemistry - Sci
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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!
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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.
- 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.
Full Time/Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week
Yes - Full Benefits
salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Type of criminal background check required:
Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Target Hire Date
Expected End Date
Contact Information for Candidates
Documents Needed to Apply
Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicant
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.