The University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System, is located in the foothills of the scenic Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas. Fayetteville boasts a thriving cultural scene and easy access to outdoor recreation and is close to several major cities including Dallas, Tulsa and Kansas City. The Ralph E Martin Department of Chemical Engineering and Microelectronics/Photonics Graduate Program have two vacancies for Postdoctoral Fellows in the following fields:
- Nanoscale Sensing/Analytics
- Nanoscale Metamaterials
Successful candidates for either position will be expected to: submit proposals in their area of expertise to secure additional research funding; mentor graduate and undergraduate researchers and manage existing research awards in cooperation with collaborators; and potentially help teach classes, give lectures, and enhance undergraduate and graduate research experiences in the department. Excellent written and oral communication skills are preferred. Important qualifications include: a successful publishing record in one or more areas listed in the respective qualification sets; experience in mentoring graduate and undergraduate researchers; managing research expenditures; and collaborating with faculty on existing research awards. Both positions are full-time, 12-month positions with paid vacation and fringe benefits. Annual salary will be commensurate to education and experience.
- Nanoscale Sensing/Analytics (Y13040): Work as a member of a new research team applying fundamental principles of transport phenomena to applications in nano- and biotechnology related to spectrophotometrics which will ultimately benefit biomedicine and human health. Fabrication, characterization, and modeling of electromagnetically-active nanoscale sensing/analytic platforms are central to this effort.
- Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or equivalent. Experience fabricating, characterizing, and modeling nanotechnologies related to biotechnology and spectrophotometrics with application to biomedicine and human health is required.
- Preferred Qualifications: One to three years of experience modeling mass and energy balances and transport phenomena, characterizing recombinant protein and DNA constructs, and developing related optical, microscopic, and spectrophotometric tools. Candidates with prior experience in microscopy, chromatography, catalysis, and kinetics are preferred.
- Nanoscale Metamaterials (Y13039): Work as a member of a new research team applying fundamental principles of electrodynamics and materials synthesis to nanotechnologies related to electron optics which will ultimately benefit applications in sustainable energy. Fabrication, characterization, and modeling of electromagnetically-active nanoscale structures are central to this effort.
- Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Physics, Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent. Experience in electrodynamics modeling, materials synthesis, nanoscale fabrication, and electron optics instrumentation with application to alternative energy is required.
- Preferred Qualifications: One to three years of experience with expertise in modeling energetics using electrodynamics, in fabricating and characterizing nanoscale materials using electron optics and related nanoscale techniques, and in developing novel plasmon active materials and electron optics metrics. Candidates with prior experience in electron optics tools for fabrication and characterization, computational analysis using finite difference time domain, and synthesis of novel materials with properties not available in nature are preferred.
Closing Date: January 31, 2013 or until position is filled.
Interested candidates should submit their CV quoting the position code, a copy of official transcripts, and three references (letters of recommendation preferred) to:
Dr. D. Keith Roper
Ralph E Martin Department of Chemical Engineering
3202 Bell Engineering Center
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
or dkroper (a) uark.edu