Post Doctoral Associate

Updated: 3 days ago
Location: College Park, MARYLAND
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Posting Details
Vaccine Protocol

Posting Details

Position Number: 12210719
Title: Post Doctoral Associate
Functional Title: Post Doctoral Associate
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1
Unit: ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
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Campus/College Information:
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
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Vaccine Protocol
The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.
Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Kofinas Functional Macromolecular Laboratory at the University of Maryland, College Park has an opening for a postdoctoral research scientist or assistant research scientist. Current projects aim in the synthesis characterization and processing of polymer based architectures used in a variety of technologies and devices ranging from energy storage to medical devices.
Compensation will be based on qualifications and experience, and will include a competitive benefits and retirement package offered by the University of Maryland. Postdoctoral /Assistant research scientists will receive a renewable, annual contract with the expectation of completing 2‐4 years of training. Flexibility to pursue related areas of interest, to apply for grants and fellowships, and to develop independent research directions will be encouraged.
Minimum Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Bioengineering, or Chemistry, and experience in experimental polymer science.
Assistant Research Scientists are expected to have at least 3 years of experience since their PhD.
Preference will be given to candidates with specialization in any of the following areas: polymer based biomaterials, lIthium ion batteries, additive manufacturing, functional nanoparticle synthesis.
Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Interested candidates should assemble a i) cover letter, ii) CV, iii) list of references, and iv) two first‐author manuscripts that have been published. The cover letter should describe the candidate’s research experience, proposed project interests, career goals/expectations for the position, and preferred start date. Submit the application as a single PDF file.
Posting Date: 07/19/2022
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 08/19/2022
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Diversity Statement:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
Women, minorities, LGBTQ+, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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