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Nanoscience Postdoctoral Fellow

Company: University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Location: Greensboro
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

Position Number:998305Functional Title:Nanoscience Postdoctoral FellowPosition Type:StaffPosition Eclass:EP - EHRA 12 mo leave earningUniversity Information:, located in the of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher and . Founded in 1891 and one of the original three institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most in the state with , and members representing 90+ nationalities. With , in over , UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for , with noted strengths in , and follow UNCG on , , and .Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:The mission of the Nanoscience department is to prepare students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds to conduct basic and advanced research in Nanoscience in industrial, governmental, or academic settings. Within this context, the Nanoscience Department provides a graduate-level trans-disciplinary educational and discovery research experience in nanosciences, sustainable nanosystems, innovation, and community-engaged outreach. It also works collaboratively with the Nanoengineering Department to achieve an integrated foundational research program in emerging high-impact areas. Scientists in this new and emerging field seek to comprehend, gather and organize knowledge of the nanoworld through careful observations and creative, visionary thinking. Nanoscience is a multidisciplinary field bringing together vast knowledge from mathematics and all the core sciences: physics, biology, chemistry, and their derivatives such as material science, pharmacology, neurochemistry, ecology, etc. Consequently, nanoscientists are scientists engaging in an organized activity of manipulation of materials at atomic, molecular, and macromolecular scales that are versatile and fluent in mathematics and the core sciences with a particular world view based on the synergy of these core sciences and on their derived applications to the macro world. Nanoscience is a new way of thinking about old things.Position Summary:The primary purpose of this position is to provide technical research support for work in the Ahmed lab related to soft active matter research funded by NSF. Responsibilities include the synthesis, characterization, optical viewing, and tracking of motion of polymeric active matter systems.Minimum Qualifications:Ph.D. in chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, engineering, or related field. Ability to maintain detailed, highly organized laboratory notebooks.Preferred Qualifications:Experience in the field of soft active matter especially as it relates to low Reynolds number systems. Experience in PDMS micromolding, optical imaging and tracking of particle motion, and fabrication of polymer microstructures are highly desirable. Computational experience is not required but a plus.Special Instructions to Applicants:Applicants must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. The application must be completed in full detail for your qualifications to be considered.Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that include:
    • Name
    • Company Name
    • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic, or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
    • Email Address
    • Contact Phone Number Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.Recruitment Range:$37,785 - $43,000Org #-Department:Nanoscience - 13202Job Open Date:06/27/2022For Best Consideration Date:06/30/2022Open Until Filled:YesFTE:1.000Type of Appointment:Time LimitedIf time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.:
      • One year with possible reappointmentNumber of Months per Year:12FLSA:ExemptPercentage Of Time:40%Key Responsibility:Sample synthesis and characterizationEssential Tasks:Utilize 3D printing, micro-molding, photolithography, and other tools to make samples.Percentage Of Time:40%Key Responsibility:Optical viewing of motion, motion tracking and analysisEssential Tasks:Record and observe motion of active matter samples. Analyze resulting data. Track and analyze motion. Perform computational modeling to supplement if needed.Percentage Of Time:15%Key Responsibility:Data preparation, organization, and analysisEssential Tasks:Maintain detailed and careful laboratory notebook; organize data across experiments and perform analysis of experimental results.Percentage Of Time:5%Key Responsibility:Laboratory maintenance and upkeepEssential Tasks:Maintain relevant consumables, the 3D printer, and optical viewing equipment. Assist in training lab members.Physical Effort:Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - f, Hand Movement-Grasping - o, Holding - o, Finger Dexterity - o, Reading - f, Writing - f, Eye-hand coordination - o, Vision-Color Distinction - f, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - f, Vision-Visual inspection - o, Hearing - o, Talking - o, Standing - o, Sitting - o, Walking - o, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - o, Lifting-30-60 lbs. - o, Lifting-60-90 lbs. - r, Lifting-90 plus lbs. - r, Pushing/Pulling - o, Climbing-Stairs - o

Keywords: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro , Nanoscience Postdoctoral Fellow, Other , Greensboro, North Carolina

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