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Postdoctoral Research Associate I, Materials Science & Engineering

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Other Engineering Faculty

Posting Number: req9745

Department: Materials Science & Engr

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Biopolymer Materials Group, led by Dr. Minkyu Kim in the Materials Science & Engineering Department, is seeking an experimental Postdoctoral Research Associate I, to join its team. Specific expertise of interest includes, but is not limited to, natural and biosynthetic polymers, synthetic biology, biomaterials fabrication, materials characterization, and human cell culture. Individuals with an interdisciplinary research background are encouraged to apply. The Postdoctoral Researcher will join an existing project research team that includes Materials Science Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Optical Science Engineering & Biology.

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

  • Conduct experimental studies in the areas of biopolymer synthesis, artificial proteins, materials fabrication and characterization, and materials-cell interactions.
  • Document, process and analyze research data.
  • Publish papers in recognized scientific journals.
  • Assist in supervising graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Capability for pursing independent research.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Environmental Science Engineering, Biotechnology or a closely related discipline. The selected candidate must have a PhD conferred upon hire.
  • Experience with protein synthesis and characterization.
  • Experience with cell cultures.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in biopolymer, polymer science, nanoscience, or biomimetic and bioinspired materials.
  • Experience with protein physics.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 26

Job FTE: .65

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $25.85 - $26.03

Compensation Type: hourly rate

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

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Minkyu Kim

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV) 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 an 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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