Research Specialist

Fargo, ND
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Sep 15, 2020
Job Type
Full Time
A research specialist position is available in the area of materials science in the Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry at North Dakota State University. This position will fulfill grant requirements focused on the generation of new materials useful in the development of more efficient batteries adaptable to a wide variety of uses.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Master's degree in Physical Sciences
• Strong background in inorganic and organometallic chemistry
• High level of skill in the comprehensive characterization of materials for semiconductors
• Laboratory and training experience with high temperature synthesis equipment, hazardous gases, liquids & solids, X-Ray Powder Diffraction,
• Report writing for private and federal sponsors
• Strong communication skills in English (written and oral)
• Well organized and detail oriented

Preferred Qualifications:
• Minimum of 5 years' experience in synthetic organometallic chemistry
• Skills in high temperature synthesis of inorganic materials. Characterization of said materials via x-ray diffraction of microcrystalline powders
• Skills in handling toxic and flammable materials
• Experience in experimental work on semiconductors
• Experience in design and fabrication of thin films and their testing
• Experience interpreting NMR , IR and UV spectra data

Open Until Filled: Yes
Search Type: Internal/External Simultaneously: Open to all applicants
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:
NDSU 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.

Veteran's Preference Notice: This position is subject to Veteran's Preference requirements.
Location (City, State): Fargo, ND

Posting Specific Questions

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  2. * How did you hear about this position?
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  4. * Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you qualify for Disabled Veteran's Preference?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Veterans Preference Claim Form (DD214)
  3. Veterans Administration Letter

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