Post-Doc Research Associate

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 May 2022

Posting Information
Posting Details

Department Applied Physical Sciences - 318100
Posting Open Date 03/09/2022
Application Deadline 05/31/2022
Open Until Filled No
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Title Post-Doc Research Associate
Vacancy ID PDS003404
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
Hours per week 40
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range Dependent on Experience and Qualifications
Proposed Start Date
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
Launched in 2013, the Department of Applied Physical Sciences (APS) is the first new science department in the College of Arts and Sciences in nearly 40 years. Including the Chapel Hill Analytical and Nanofabrication Laboratory (CHANL) and the graduate program in material sciences, Applied Physical Sciences has united numerous scientific entities on campus to further its mission of finding interdisciplinary solutions to real-world problems. Its newest endeavor, BeAM (Be A Maker), is a university-wide initiative that incorporates Making into research, education, and entrepreneurship. BeAM is comprised of several spaces, including a makerspace in Hanes Art Center, Carmichael Residence Hall, and a 3,400 square foot Makerspace in Murray Hall, all of which serve the entire UNC community.
Position Summary
The postdoc in Dr. Theo Dingemans’ lab will be responsible for an E-beam treatment study of polyesters and explore how E-beam radiation can be used to tune the (thermo)mechanical properties of polyesters. This project will be in close collaboration with Eastman Chemical, Kingsport (TN).
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
PhD in polymer science or related
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
A strong background in (step-growth) polymer chemistry is required. Proven expertise in (organic) monomer/polymer synthesis and experience using standard polymer characterization equipment such as TGA, DSC, XRD, DMTA and SEC is required. The selected candidate for this position must be fluent in English, both written and spoken, as demonstrated by peer reviewed publications and conference presentations, and be able to guide PhD and undergraduate students in the laboratory environment.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in E-beam cure of polymers.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
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Posting Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Theo Dingemans, Professor
Department Contact Telephone or Email
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