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Postdoctoral Fellow

Posted by: Univ of AR, Mechanical Engineering

Posted date: Feb-26-2020

Location: Fayetteville, AR

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow. The Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct research in DNA sequencing, micro- and nanofluidics, AFM/TEM/FIB based scanning, processing, and manipulation of nanoscale materials. In addition, this position is expected to develop new research directions, prepare proposals to secure external funding for research and commercialization of research, prepare journal and conference papers, and mentor graduate and undergraduate researchers.

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation�s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,600 students with 200+ academic programs. U of A students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent all 50 states and 120 countries.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation�s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life. Arkansas is a natural wonder of forests, mountains and lakes framed by picturesque rivers and streams. Some of the best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are a short drive from campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

Minimum Qualifications:
� Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biological Engineering, or related fields from an accredited institution of higher education
� Demonstrated expertise in the following areas: micro- and nanofabrication, AFM, TEM, FIB, DNA handling and processing
� Peer reviewed publications in areas listed above

Preferred Qualifications:
At least three years of experience in:
� Design, fabrication, and testing of micro- and nanofluidic devices
� AFM scanning and manipulation of biomolecules including DNA
� TEM scanning and processing of nanomaterials including graphene
� FIB based etching and deposition

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
� Knowledge of using general office software and nanofluidic laboratory equipment
� Excellent written and oral communication skills

About the Department/College: The Department of Mechanical Engineering has 23 faculty members with current enrollment of approximately 575 undergraduates, many who participate in the University Honors College. Our MS and PhD programs serve approximately 60 graduate students. The College of Engineering consists of eight departments that offer BS degrees in nine disciplines, MS degrees in ten disciplines, and a PhD degree in Engineering with several concentrations. The undergraduate enrollment in the college currently stands at 3,490 and the graduate enrollment stands at almost 950. The college has 119 tenured/tenure-track full-time faculty associated with it and generally has externally funded annual research expenditures of approximately $22M. For additional information, please see the department web page at http://mechanical-engineering.uark.edu/.

The College of Engineering consists of eight departments that offer BS degrees in nine disciplines, MS degrees in ten disciplines, and a PhD degree in Engineering with several concentrations. The undergraduate enrollment in the college currently stands at over 3,000 and the graduate enrollment stands at almost 900. The college has 103 tenured/tenure-track full-time faculty associated with it and generally has externally funded annual research expenditures of approximately $20M.

For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/40240. Applications accepted until 13 March 2020.

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.
Job Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Post Details
Email melhart(at)uark.edu
Employer's Website mechanical-engineering.uark.edu
Category
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Nanotechnology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Engineering
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Fayetteville, AR
Key Words postdoc, nanofluidics, materials, dna
Start Date 04/01/2020
Deadline Mar-13-2020