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Postdoctoral Research Associate

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724

Posting Number: req19205

Department: James C Wyant Coll Optical Sci

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

We are seeking a talented Postdoctoral Researcher to join our team at the Wyant College of Optical Sciences, working in Prof. Rongguang Liang's research lab. Our focus is on pushing the boundaries of 3D printing technology, particularly in the realm of organic and organic-inorganic polymeric materials with desired optical properties or functionalities.

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

  • Develop novel materials suitable for advanced 3D printing techniques, particularly two-photon polymerization and vat photopolymerization.
  • Establish correlations between material performance and structural characteristics.
  • Contribute to the conception, design, and execution of research projects aimed at addressing specific challenges.
  • Pursue independent research interests while collaborating closely with internal and external scientists across diverse disciplines.
  • Work within a multidisciplinary team environment to achieve research objectives.
  • Thoroughly document research findings, publish papers in peer-reviewed journals, and present results at conferences.


  • Knowledge of sol-gel chemistry.
  • Knowledge of powder-based organic-inorganic liquid suspensions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in chemistry, polymer science, materials science, or a related field upon hire.
  • Demonstrated expertise in monomer synthesis and polymer synthesis.
  • Demonstrated experience in various material characterization techniques such as SEM, TGA, DSC, DMA, FTIR, etc.
  • Proven track record of innovative experimental design and execution.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience with photo-based 3D printing techniques.
  • FLSA: Exempt

    Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

    Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

    Job FTE: 1.0

    Work Calendar: Fiscal

    Job Category: Research

    Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

    Rate of Pay: $56,484 - $67,000

    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

    Lisa Armijo

    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

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