Postdoctoral Researcher - 23049BR
This is a one-year limited term position. Position is located on-site at the Lawrence campus. U.S. work authorization is required prior to candidate's start date.
- Perform experimental measurements with state-of-the-art instrumentation, including but not limited: to gravimetric microbalances, volumetric view cells, high-pressure VLE and LLE apparatus, high-pressure density, viscosity apparatus, GC-MS, ICP-OES, potentiometric titrations, optical microscopy, and dynamic light scattering
- Design and construct new laboratory experiments with a specific focus on VLE and LLE measurements and separations
- 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
- 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
- Assist with undergraduate teaching and grading
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 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 technicians, 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.
- PhD in chemical engineering, physical chemistry, mechanical engineering, physics, or related fields
- Demonstrated experience in moderate and high-pressure experiments
- Demonstrated experience with sampling and GC analysis
- Demonstrated experience in thermodynamics
- Demonstrated experience mentoring graduate and undergraduate students
Additional Candidate Instructions
Application review begins on August 15th and will be ongoing until a qualified application pool has been identified.