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Research Associate in Chemical Engineering
University of Virginia in the Charlottesville, Virginia
Date Posted 09/18/2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Virginia is seeking a Research Associate (Postdoctoral level) to work under the supervision of Dr. William Epling.

The successful candidate will measure rates and calculate the kinetics of CO and hydrocarbon oxidation and NOx reduction over newly designed and synthesized emissions control catalysts. The work will be dominated by experiments using micro-scale and pilot-scale reactors as well as IR and chemisorption characterization techniques. Sulfur poisoning and hydrothermal degradation will also be evaluated. Therefore, duties will include reactor design, experiment design, catalyst characterization, reactor testing of the catalysts and mechanism and kinetic expression development.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a PhD in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or a related field, with experience in catalyst testing, IR spectroscopy, mechanism development and kinetics is required. Experience with emissions catalysis, reactor design and fabrication and other catalyst characterization techniques is preferred. The applicant should also have a track record of mentorship of undergraduate and/or graduate researchers and strong writing ability as evidenced by prior papers and grant/fellowship applications.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply at and attach a cover letter indicating research interests, a detailed curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the CV box. Make sure to upload all the documents to complete your application.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on September 28, 2020 and the posting will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

This is a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed for an additional year contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

For questions regarding this position, please contact William Epling, Professor, at .

For questions regarding the application process, contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at .

For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit and .

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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