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Full-Time Research Faculty Position in Engineering Thermoplastic Composite Materials
Sabanci University

Date Posted Apr. 17, 2019
Title Full-Time Research Faculty Position in Engineering Thermoplastic Composite Materials
University Sabanci University
Istanbul, Turkey
Department Sabanci University Integrated Manufacturing Research and Application Center
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Professor
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Chemical/Petroleum
    Engineering - Other
    Polymer Science

Sabancı University, a privately funded premier academic institution in Istanbul, invites exceptional scholars and researchers to apply for a full-time research faculty position in polymer chemistry at Sabancı University-Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Research and Application Center (SU-IMC). We seek outstanding faculty candidates at any rank and will focus on a candidate’s promise and/or track record during the review process. The SU-IMC, established in 2016 as an industrial-scale research and technology development facility, provides state-of-the-art facilities for component design, manufacturing, assembly, product development, process prototyping, fundamental and applied research, incubation services and commercialization opportunities in integrated manufacturing and composite materials technologies in its well-established Wet Chemistry, Polymer Processing, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Composite Manufacturing, Material Characterization, Mechanical Test and Structural Health Monitoring, Computational Mechanics, and Control, Vision, and Robotics laboratories. The SU-IMC is currently undergoing extensive growth in the direction of Advanced Composite Materials, especially with the utilization of its industrial unit with KORDSA, Composite Technologies Center of Excellence (CTCE).

The successful candidate must have a doctorate degree in Polymer Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or an equivalent discipline. The applicant is required to have an expertise in at least three or more of the following subjects; polymer processing including extrusion, injection, blow molding, and compounding among others, chemistry, synthesis and functionalization of engineering thermoplastics, mechanical and thermomechanical characterization of thermoplastic materials, production of thermoplastic prepregs, manufacturing of thermoplastic composite materials, and 3D printing of engineering thermoplastics. Expertise on the industrial scale manufacturing, processing, and characterization of composites structures is a very strong asset. Candidates are required to have at least two-years postdoctoral research experience in reputed academic institutes or research laboratories and are expected to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research, and graduate student supervision. Ability to interact with researchers in other fields of polymer and composite material processing as well as other relevant disciplines is desirable.

The interested candidates should apply online through the online application system at… (Reference Code: CTCE-1-2018). Applicants should include their full curriculum vitae, a concise research statement, and the names of three references. In the research statement, the candidate should discuss research plans, and possible funding sources. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. Any questions regarding this position should be emailed to the Search Committee Member, Prof. M. Yıldız at with the subject line text of Full-Time Research Faculty Position in Engineering Thermoplastic Composite Materials.

  • Sabancı University is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment in education and employment. The University respects all individuals without any discrimination of gender, religion, national and ethnic origin, race, color, physical disability, physical appearance, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, age, or political affiliation in the administration of its educational, admission and employment policies, and its scholarship and university-sponsored programs.
    Students, faculty or staff who experience discrimination are urged to contact the President’s Office.

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Contact Information

  • Mehmet Yildiz
    Sabanci University Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Research and Application Center
    Sabanci University
    İstanbul Teknoloji Geliştirme Bölgesi, Teknopark B
    Istanbul 34906
  • +90 216 300 1301


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