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Postdoctoral Research Associate I Chemical and Environmental Engineering

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Chemical Engineering

Posting Number: req11715

Department: Chemical & Environmental Engr

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Printz Research Group in the Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Arizona is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to lead projects in the area of scalable printing techniques for metal halide perovskite
electronics. The candidate must be a professional who takes initiative, works without supervision and takes on projects independently. The initial appointment will last one year (October 31, 2023) with the possibility of renewal on a yearly basis dependent on satisfactory progress and funding.

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

  • The postdoc will take the lead in developing scalable printing methodologies for perovskite electronics.
  • The postdoc will be expected to correlate microstructure, chemical interactions, performance, and stability as determined by electronic characterization, XRD, SEM, AFM, PL, and FTIR.
  • The postdoc will be expected to assist the PI in preparing papers, presentations, and proposals.
  • Duties include setting up and optimizing new equipment as necessary.
  • Training/mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, and ensuring that a culture of safety and collaborative research is instilled in the research group.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Specific characterization skills of interest include J-V measurements, XRD, GIWAXS, AFM, SEM, and PL.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in chemical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering,
    electrical engineering, chemistry, physics, or related field.
  • The selected candidate must have a conferred Ph.D. upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience building and/or maintaining scalable printing equipment.
  • Experience with printing in ambient conditions.
  • A research background in metal halide perovskite electronics is preferred, but not required.
  • A track record of peer-reviewed publications in the above areas, preferably led by the applicant.
  • Experience writing successfully funded grant proposals to federal agencies.
  • Demonstrated experience with scalable printing techniques (e.g., shear coating, slot die, or doctor blading) for
    printable electronics materials (e.g., metal halide perovskites, organic semiconductors, or quantum dots).

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: $53,760 (DOE)

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

Adam Printz Assistant Professor

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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