Chemical & Petroleum Engr
The Center for Environmental Beneficial Catalysis and the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering department at the University of Kansas is seeking a well-qualified post-doctoral research associate to conduct gas solubility measurements in microporous solids, characterize porous materials, operate a bench-scale pressure-swing adsorption (PSA) system and synthesize new zeolite materials. Measurements include the operation of high pressure vapor-liquid equilibria (VLE) equipment, a PSA system, GC-MS and process MS for screening microporous materials and surface characterization equipment (BET, PV, XRD, XRF).
The work is part of a joint research program between the University of Kansas and an industry partner. The duties are as follows:
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 of preparation of 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 technician, 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.
NOTE: To be appointed at the Postdoctoral Researcher title, it is necessary to have the PhD in hand. Appointments made without a diploma or certified transcript indicating an earned doctorate are conditional hires and are appointed on an interim basis.
Additional Candidate Instruction
A complete application consists of the online application, cover letter, resume, & 3 professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.
Candidates will be evaluated on (i) the candidate’s research experience, as evidenced by a resume and cover letter, (ii) prior research publications and/or patent applications, (iii) references.
Application Review will begin 05/06/2019. Deadline to apply has been extended to June 14, 2019.
Advertised Salary Range
Starting at $53,000
Application Review Begins
Anticipated Start Date
Limited Term End Date
University of Kansas - Lawrence
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Monday - Friday; 8 hrs/day
Conditions of Employment
Contingent on Funding, Limited Term
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