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Job Description/Responsibilities: Description: This is a full-time, 12-month position with paid vacation and fringe benefits. The successful candidate is expected to conduct research in the areas of nanoscale surface engineering, nanomechanics/nanoindentation, nanotribology, and to develop new research directions. This person is also expected to write journal and conference papers, submit proposals in his/her area of expertise to secure additional research funding, and mentor graduate and undergraduate researchers. This position is available immediately and is renewable on a yearly basis for up to four years.
Minimum Qualifications: The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in either Mechanical Engineering, or Materials Science, or Physics, or Chemistry. The candidate should have demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: nanomaterials and nanofabrication, nanomechanics/nanoindentation, and nanotribology. The candidate should also have excellent written and oral communication skills as well as a successful journal publication record in one
or more areas listed above.
Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate should have one to three years of experience in fabricating and characterizing nanoscale structures and materials using AFM, nanoindenter, SEM, XPS, TEM, and XRD and other nanoscale techniques, and in developing novel nanomaterials for biomedical, surface wetting, or tribological applications. Experience in E-beam lithography is a plus. Prior experience in writing proposals is preferred.
Application: Interested candidates should electronically submit a single PDF file that contains a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, a copy of official transcripts, and contact information for three professional references (letters of recommendation preferred) to:
Ms. Melynda Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Mechanical Engineering
204 Mechanical Engineering Building
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Applications received by April 15, 2013 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary until the position is filled.
The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants are subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.
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