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Postdoctoral Research Associate I-Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Aerospace Engineering

Posting Number: req18846

Department: Aerospace & Mechanical Engr

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, at the University of Arizona, seeks a highly motivated individual to work on nanoscale thermal imaging of an operating electronic device. The successful candidate will participate in research in the Nano-Electronics and Advanced Materials (NEAM) Research Lab directed by Dr. Qing Hao.

The position is full-time and on-site at the University of Arizona in Tucson. We are looking for a candidate who will fabricate the nano-sensors used for the thermal scanning based on an atomic force microscope (AFM). The candidate will lead the nanofabrication of sensor-integrated AFM probes and hold effective communications with our collaborator (Prof. Liping Wang's group at Arizona State University) for AFM operations. The developed thermal scanning capability can lead to unprecedented information on the nanoscale temperature distribution within an electronic device, which is critical to the thermal management of such devices.

This is a year-to-year appointment, contingent upon funding and performance.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Nanofabrication and device testing related to near-field radiation. 
  • Electro-thermal simulation for PN junctions.
  • Train graduate students and write journal papers and project reports.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and expertise in nanofabrication, including typical clean-room fabrication, electron microscopy, and other characterization tools.
  • Broad understanding of thermal sciences.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering or other related field of study upon hire.
  • Selected candidate must have Ph.D conferred upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Applicants with a strong publication record preferred.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.00

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $56,484

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Qing Hao |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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