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Postdoctoral Researcher - Thermophysical
University of Kansas

  • Jan. 5, 2018
  • Postdoctoral Researcher - Thermophysical
  • Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, KU School of Engineering
  • University of Kansas
    Lawrence, KS
    United States
  • Jan. 12, 2018
  • Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Chemical/Petroleum
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Auto req ID 10649BR
Posting Title Postdoctoral Researcher
Position Number 00206534
Department Chemical & Petroleum Engr
No. of Positions 1
Location/Division Lawrence
FTE 1.0
Reg/Temp Regular
FLSA Status Professional
Employee Class U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Job Family Research-KUL
Conditions of Employment Contingent on Funding
Limited Term End Date 01-Feb-2018
Position Overview The Chemical and Petroleum Engineering department is seeking a well-qualified post-doctoral research associate to conduct thermophysical property measurements of gases in ionic liquids. Measurements include high pressure vapor-liquid equilibria (VLE), vapor-liquid-liquid equilibria (VLLE), density and viscosity of gases in ionic liquids and lubricants. The work is part of a joint research program between the University of Kansas, a National Laboratory and Industry partner.
Job Description 60% Research – Design and execution of experiments
These duties include carrying out original research relative to the laboratory mission. Perform experiments on an individual basis that pertain to current research topics in the department.

20% Reporting – Write reports and papers
Writes technical reports and scientific papers for peer reviewed journals. Additional responsibilities include assisting in the preparation of preparation of grants/contracts and proposals for federal, state and charitable organizations and industrial clients.

15% Collaboration – Assist other laboratory members with experiments
Assist the principal investigator to provide experimental and technical supervision of one or more technician, graduate student and/or post-doctoral researchers and/or fellows.

5% Laboratory protocol – Routine lab management
Ensuring systems are in place for efficient planning of lab supplies, records and document management as well as experimental protocols and data, and coordination of good lab practices and lab safety.
Required Qualifications
1. Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or related discipline
2. Strong research history in a field or fields related to aforementioned research areas
3. Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills
4. Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a research team

NOTE: To be appointed at the Postdoctoral Researcher title, it is necessary to have the PhD in hand. Appointments made without a diploma or certified transcript indicating an earned doctorate are conditional hires and are appointed on an interim basis.

Preferred Qualifications 1. Substantial experience working as a member of a research team, particularly in projects related to biomass conversions (chemo-catalytic), catalytic oxidations, hydroformylation, hydrogenolysis, ozonolysis and solid acid catalysis.
2. Supervisory experience
Additional Candidate Instruction Candidates must have a PhD in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or closely related field. Candidates will be evaluated on (i) the candidate’s research experience, as evidenced by a resume and cover letter, (ii) prior research publications and/or patent applications, (iii) references.

Application Review will begin January 13, 2018. Deadline to apply is January 12, 2018.
Contact Information to Applicants Mark Shiflett, Ph.D., P.E.

Advertised Salary Range 50,004.00
Application Review Begins 13-Jan-2018

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