The University of Kansas Chemical and Petroleum Engineering department is seeking a well-qualified Postdoctoral Researcher or Associate Researcher to support a DOE sponsored research project focused in the area of membrane science and separations. The successful candidate will possess excellent experimental and analytical skills as well as strong oral and written communication abilities.
60% Research - Design and execution of experiments
20% Reporting - Write reports and Oral Presentations
- Analyze membrane samples using analytical techniques including but not limited: to GC-FID and -MS, NMR, SEM, TEM, and optical microscopy
- Design and construct new laboratory membrane modules with a specific focus on translation of scaling up thin films to hollow-fiber bench scale modules
- Set up and operate high and low-pressure membrane test systems
15% Collaboration - Assist other laboratory members with experiments
- Writes technical reports and scientific papers for peer reviewed journals
- Present oral and written technical results to industry partners to convey scientific progress
- Assist in writing grant proposals to achieve funding goals for future research
5% Laboratory protocol - Routine lab management
- Assist the principal investigator to provide experimental and technical supervision of one or more graduate students
- Train new graduate students and research personnel on experimental methods
- Mentor and train undergraduate students conducting research projects
- Manage adjacent seed projects with undergraduate researchers in the fields of reaction engineering, thermodynamics, and separations
- Develop standard operating procedures and safety protocols for laboratory
- Ensuring systems are in place for efficient planning of lab supplies, records and document management
*The Associate Researcher position additionally requires a minimum of 2 years postdoctoral research or industry research experience in a related field. *
- Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or related discipline
- Strong research history in a field or fields related to aforementioned research areas
- Demonstrated effective written communication skills as evidenced through application materials
- Demonstrated work history as a member of a research team as evidenced through application materials
NOTE: To be appointed at the Postdoctoral Researcher title, it is necessary to have the PhD conferred at the time of hire. Appointments made without a diploma or certified transcript indicating an earned doctorate are conditional hires and are appointed on an interim basis not to exceed 6-months. Upon verification of degree the appointment will be extended to its full duration.
- Substantial experience working as a member of a research team, particularly in projects related to membrane science and separations
Contact Information to Applicants
Martha Kehr, firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Candidate Instruction
A complete application consists of the online application, cover letter, resume, & 3 professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.
Candidates will be evaluated on (i) the candidate’s research experience, as evidenced by a resume and cover letter, (ii) prior research publications and/or patent applications, (iii) references.
Application Review will begin 9/29/2020 and will be ongoing until a pool of qualified applicants have been identified. To ensure priority consideration, apply before the review date.
Advertised Salary Range
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University of Kansas - Lawrence
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
Conditions of Employment
Contingent on Funding, Limited Term
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