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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Chemical Engineering

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Chemical Engineering
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, grant and funding
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General Summary of Position:

Dr. Hsi-Wu Wong's Lab at the University of Massachusetts Lowell has an immediate opening of a Post-Doctoral Research Associate with experience in experimental catalysis and reaction engineering.

The initial appointment will be for 1 year, with a possibility of renewal for a second year based on the performance and the availability of funding.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):


  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Chemistry, or a related field
  • A highly motivated individual with strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • The candidate has to be a good team player working in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environment
  • Experience in analytical skills (e.g., gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, electronic microscopy) is required
  • Experience in catalyst synthesis and characterization is required
  • Ability to work independently with limited direction, as well as in a multi-disciplinary team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in solid analysis instruments (e.g., XRD, XPS, Raman, ICP-MS) is a plus

Additional Considerations:

  • Ability to work independently, with limited direction, as well as within a team environment
  • Ability to mentor and inspire students with limited research experience

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.   

This position is contingent upon funding.  The initial appointment will be for one year with a possibility of renewal for a second year based on productivity, successful performance and the availability of funding.

Please include a resume, cover letter and sample of scholarly work/publication with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.  

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