Post Doctoral Research Scientist

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Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. 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.

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. Current research aims 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. Present problems of interest include: solution blow spun functional polymers as surgical sealants; biosensors for the detection of pathogens; point-of-care diagnostics; solid polymer electrolytes for lithium ion batteries; magnetodielectric polymer nanocomposites for radio frequency devices.
Compensation will be at or above NIH postdoctoral guidelines, and will include a competitive benefits and retirement package offered by the University of Maryland. Postdoctoral scientists will receive a renewable, annual contract with the expectation of completing 2‐4 years of postdoctoral training. Flexibility to pursue related areas of interest, to apply for grants and fellowships, and to develop independent research directions will be encouraged.

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