Postdoctoral Researcher in Chemistry

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Chemistry

Full Time/Part Time
Full Time

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Position Summary

The NMHU–BioPACIFIC MIP PREM represents a collaboration between New Mexico Highlands University ( NMHU ) and BioPACIFIC Materials Innovation Platform ( MIP ) at University of California, Santa Barbara ( UCSB ) and University of California, Los Angeles ( UCLA ) in design, synthesis and applications of metal-organic hybrid biomaterials.

An appointee in this position will be responsible for chemical synthesis and characterization of organic-inorganic hybrid materials including but not limited to metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and synthetic perovskites. Characterization of synthesized materials will include diffraction, spectroscopic, magnetic and thermal characterization and other methods.

An appointee should supervise both undergraduate and graduate students. He/she should present obtained results in form of research conference presentations and publications.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Conduct research in the appropriate field of materials science and chemistry, publish findings in professional journals, and apply for extramural funding;
• Maintain regular attendance on campus; hold office hours as required; advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students;
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or Materials Science ( ABD will be considered) with Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in chemistry, physics, or related field; publications in organic synthesis and characterization, good written and oral communication skills; experience in mentoring undergraduate students in research projects.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong publication records. Knowledge of materials modeling and desire to collaborate with colleagues applying machine learning and artificial intelligence methods to predictions of materials structure – properties relations. Strong work ethic and motivation to lead multiple research programs.

Special Conditions for Eligibility

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Expert knowledge in the relevant field of chemistry, ability to work independently;
• Effective research skills including the ability to use appropriate instrumentation and software;
• Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse student body;
• Ability to work collaboratively with PREM and departmental colleagues.

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Work Location/Campus Center
Las Vegas, NM Campus

EEO Statement

New Mexico Highlands University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. We are committed to the University values of diversity, accessibility, excellence, and responsiveness.

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  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. * Will you have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment or an advanced ABD by the date of the appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
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  1. Curriculum Vitae
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