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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Plastics Engineering

Apply now Job no: 523499
Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Plastics Engineering
Salary: Anticipate salary in range of $55,000-$60,000
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General Summary of Position:

The successful applicant will conduct analytical and experimental research in the areas of plastics processing and characterization with an emphasis on extrusion and structure-properties relations. The postdoc will also help immediate supervisor in writing scholarly articles and reports. Assist with classes as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Chemical, Mechanical, Materials/Polymer Engineering or related field

Experience:

  • At least three years of laboratory research experience and student mentoring

Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proficiency with scientific computing software and chemistry and processing laboratory techniques

Additional Considerations:

  • Should demonstrate a minimum number of at least 2 publications in the field
  • Ability to work independently, with limited direction, as well as within a team environment
  • Ability to mentor and inspire students with limited research experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with polymer characterization and analysis
  • Knowledge of polymer processing, rheology, sustainability, and process modeling

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.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; however, the posting 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 based on productivity, successful performance and the availability of funding.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.  Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.  

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