Postdoctoral Researcher - 10651BR

Postdoctoral Researcher

Department: 
Chemical & Petroleum Engr
Location/Division: 
Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The University of Kansas Chemical and Petroleum Engineering department is seeking a well-qualified post-doctoral research associate to support an industry sponsored proprietary research project focused in the area of reaction engineering and separations. The successful candidate will possess excellent experimental and analytical skills as well as strong oral and written communication abilities.

Job Description

60% Research - Design and execution of experiments
These duties include carrying out original research relative to the laboratory mission. Perform experiments on an individual basis that pertain to current research topics in the department.

20% Reporting - Write reports and papers
Writes technical reports and scientific papers for peer reviewed journals. Additional responsibilities include assisting in the preparation of preparation of grants/contracts and proposals for federal, state and charitable organizations and industrial clients.

15% Collaboration - Assist other laboratory members with experiments
Assist the principal investigator to provide experimental and technical supervision of one or more technician, graduate student and/or post-doctoral researchers and/or fellows.

5% Laboratory protocol - Routine lab management
Ensuring systems are in place for efficient planning of lab supplies, records and document management as well as experimental protocols and data, and coordination of good lab practices and lab safety.

Required Qualifications

  1. Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or related discipline
  2. Strong research history in a field or fields related to aforementioned research areas
  3. Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills
  4. Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a research team

NOTE: To be appointed at the Postdoctoral Researcher title, it is necessary to have the PhD in hand. Appointments made without a diploma or certified transcript indicating an earned doctorate are conditional hires and are appointed on an interim basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Substantial experience working as a member of a research team, particularly in projects related to biomass conversions (chemo-catalytic), catalytic oxidations, hydroformylation, hydrogenolysis, ozonolysis and solid acid catalysis.
  2. Supervisory experience

Additional Candidate Instructions

Candidates must have a PhD in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or closely related field. 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 January 12, 2018 and continue until a sufficient applicant pool has been identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Mark Shiflett, Ph.D., P.E.
Mark.B.Shiflett@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

53,000.00

Application Review Begins

12-Jan-2018

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
10651BR
Department:
Chemical & Petroleum Engr
Location/Division:
Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Application Review Begins:
12-Jan-2018
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