Post Doctoral Research Fellow

North Dakota State University   Fargo, ND   Full-time     Research
Posted on July 3, 2024
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Description & Details:

Postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials at North Dakota State University in the area of the preparation and characterization of polymeric materials and organic coatings. Duties will include preparation of coating materials, synthesis of polymers and copolymers, characterization of surfaces using multiple analytical methods, preparation of reports and manuscripts for publication, and presentation of research at national and international meetings.

A PhD. In Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, Coatings and Polymeric Materials, Polymer Science or related field is required. Also required are good communication skills as demonstrated by record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific conferences.

Preferred qualifications include: Experience in preparation and characterization of organic and/or polymeric coatings. Characterization of polymer surfaces using atomic force microscopy, nanoIR, contact angle measurements and contact mechanics. Synthesis and characterization of polymers, block copolymers, siloxanes, amphiphilic polymers. Crosslinking chemistry and crosslinking reaction kinetics. Experience with studies of adhesion to material surfaces (previous work with ice or biofoulants is an asset). One or more years of postdoctoral experience.

Positions will be initially for one year with the possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of funds. Applications should include a cover letter summarizing relevant experience and a complete CV including the names and contact information of at least three references. Screening of applications will begin January 3, 2024, and continue until the positions are filled. For further information and to apply visithttps://www.ndsu.edu/employment/ North Dakota State University does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable. Women & traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Contact: Professor Dean Webster, Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials, North Dakota State University, dean.webster@ndsu.edu , 701-231-8709.

Work Schedule:

40 hours/week

Advertised Salary:

$40,000-$50,000

Minimum Qualifications:

Awarded PhD. In Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, Coatings and Polymeric Materials, Polymer Science or related field.

Good communication skills as demonstrated by record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific conferences.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in preparation and characterization of organic and/or polymeric coatings.

Characterization of polymer surfaces using atomic force microscopy, nanoIR, contact angle measurements and contact mechanics.

Synthesis and characterization of polymers, block copolymers, siloxanes, amphiphilic polymers.

Crosslinking chemistry and crosslinking reaction kinetics.

Experience with studies of adhesion to material surfaces (previous work with ice or biofoulants is an asset).

One or more years of postdoctoral experience.

Benefits:

NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university - with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include: wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include: supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

About Us:

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. We educate leaders who solve national and global challenges by providing affordable access to an excellent education that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment.

NDSU is in the highest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, R1, granted to the top research institutions in the country.

NDSU has offices across the state of North Dakota, and the main campus is in Fargo, on the Minnesota border. Along with Moorhead, Minnesota, Fargo forms one of the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle. The community is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live.

No Smoking Notice :

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Diversity Statement:

NDSU strives to be a community of belonging, recognizing unique differences as strengths of our university. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that supports a community in which diverse populations and perspectives will know and learn from one another. NDSU values candidates who are committed to our core values of respect, inclusivity, community, creativity, excellence, impact, innovation, integrity, resilience, responsiveness, and transformation. Successful candidates will be committed to and help advance our strategic goal to create and maintain an open and respectful environment to promote inclusivity and diversity as a cornerstone of education, research, and outreach.

Veteran's Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.

Reasonable Accommodation Information

North Dakota State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact Human Resources at 701-231-8961 or ndsu.hr@ndsu.edu .

Land Acknowledgement

We collectively acknowledge that NDSU, a land grant institution, on the traditional lands of the Oceti Sakowin (Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda) and Anishinaabe Peoples in addition to many diverse Indigenous Peoples still connected to these lands. We honor with gratitude Mother Earth and the Indigenous Peoples who have walked with her throughout generations. We will continue to learn how to live in unity with Mother Earth and build strong, mutually beneficial, trusting relationships with Indigenous Peoples of our region. (see www.ndsu.edu/inclusioncouncil/native_american_initiatives/ ).