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Postdoctoral Researcher in Water Chemistry

Company: University of Arkansas
Location: Fayetteville
Posted on: July 11, 2019

Job Description:

SUMMARY OF JOB DUTIES

The Postdoctoral Researcher in Water Chemistry Management will be responsible for day-to-day laboratory operations and functions (e.g., cleaning, student lab maintenance duties, ordering, space allocations). They will conduct experimental research on: Development of catalytic materials for water treatment applications; Degradation of water contaminants with experimental catalysts; Adsorption experiments for removal of water contaminants; Materials characterization to understand material properties; and evaluation of catalyst materials as electrocatalysts for water treatment applications.

The Postdoctoral Researcher in Water Chemistry Management will also write peer-reviewed papers and present research at national conferences. They will interface and coordinate research effort with project team members, mentor younger researchers, and contribute to proposal writing, group organization, and research development.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL RELEVANT APPLICATION MATERIALS INCLUDE DETAILS ADDRESSING THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS. APPLICANTS NOT MEETING THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM CONSIDERATION.

* Ph.D. obtained by the time of appointment

* Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical engineering or related field

* Experimental laboratory skills:
Water chemistry analysis (e.g., composition, pH)
LC-MS; GC-FID/MS
Water contaminant testing & experiment setups
Electrochemistry techniques
Cyclic voltammetry, chronoamperometry, chronopotentiometry
Electrochemical data analysis
Materials characterization (TEM, SEM, XRD, XPS, ICP) * At least 1 first-author peer-reviewed, published journal article

DOES THIS JOB REQUIRE ANY LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATION(S)*
No

IF YES, PLEASE SPECIFY

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

* 3-4 publications in peer-reviewed journals

* Electrochemical cell design & configuration experience

* Cyclic voltammetry, chronoamperometry, chronopotentiometry experience

* Electrochemical data analysis experience

* Experience with water chemistry research

* Nanomaterials synthesis expertise

* Aqueous component analysis experience

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAS)

* Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, Origin graphing software, electrochemical potentiostat interfaces.

* Public speaking skills

* Ability to work in a team environment, work collaboratively, and work on interdisciplinary teams/projects

* Experimental wet chemistry lab skills

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS POSITION

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.

Occasionally:

* Balancing

* Crouching

* Kneeling

* Lifting

* Pulling

* Pushing

* Stooping

* Talking

* Walking

Frequently:

* Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding

* Grasping

* Reaching

* Repetitive motion

* Sitting

* Standing

Constantly:

* Feeling

* Hearing

Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes. Employee is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, general laborer, lab personnel, etc.) or to make general observations of facilities or structures (i.e., security guard).

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS
The employee is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts or vehicles, electrical current, working in high places, exposure to chemicals, biological, radiological or hazardous materials., The employee is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation., The worker is required to function in narrow aisles or passageways., None. The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

WORK SCHEDULE
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

OVERTIME ELIGIBLE
No

IS THIS POSITION WEATHER/EVENT ESSENTIAL* IF YES, THE EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION WILL REPORT TO WORK AT THE SCHEDULED TIME WHEN THE UNIVERSITY IS CLOSED DUE TO INCLEMENT CONDITIONS.
No

WORK LOCATION/BUILDING
Fayetteville Campus - Bell Engineering Center / Institute for Nanoscience and Engineering

BENEFITS ELIGIBLE
Yes

APPOINTMENT PERCENT
100

SALARY
$55,000

TYPES OF BACKGROUND CHECKS REQUIRED
National criminal background and registered sex offender check

PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING REQUIREMENTS

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

FUTURE OPEN DATE

CLOSE DATE
07/12/2019

OPEN UNTIL FILLED
No

ANTICIPATED START DATE

ANTICIPATED END DATE (FOR TEMPORARY APPOINTMENTS)

RECRUITMENT CONTACT INFORMATION

University of Arkansas Human Resources
ADMN 222
(479) 575-5351
Askhr.uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A s employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS SUMMARY

HIRING LOCATION
222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO STATEMENT

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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