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Assistant Research Professor – Rheology, Polymer Science (id:66041)
University of Maine in Orono, Maine
Date Posted 12/12/2020
Faculty-Medicine-Medical Researcher
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Assistant Research Professor – Rheology, Polymer Science (id:66041)


Advanced Structures and Composites Center - OADCC



Orono, ME

The University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center has an immediate need to hire a highly-qualified Assistant Research Professor to support our continued growth in the areas of additive manufacturing, composite material development and applications, bio-based materials and renewable energy. The purpose of this position is to provide support in evaluating and improving large scale additive manufacturing thermoplastic polymer composite processing. The Assistant Research Faculty candidate will support, plan, and conduct assigned and/or original research in a variety of research and development projects encompassing material sciences, manufacturing, and the engineering of composites and structures while working collaboratively with faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center.

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university.  As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.


Further information about UMaine can be found at


The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits  for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.


UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life.  Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. 


Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here .


  • PhD in related engineering field, polymer engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, material science, physics, or a related discipline. 
  • Demonstrated active research interest. 
  • 5 to 10 years’ experience in polymer rheology. 
  • Demonstrated 5-7 years’ post-graduation experience in an equivalent academic department, in industry, or during postdoctoral research in academic and or industrial setting. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience advising and directing student research.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and meet constant deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with industry members.


  • Prior research experience in experimental and or computational rheology of polymers and complex fluids including rheological aspects of polymeric composites and bio polymeric systems. 
  • Deep knowledge of the core of Polymer Physics and Engineering and research interests in advanced manufacturing processes and processing structure property relationships. 
  • Excellent record of productive and creative research as demonstrated by publications in peer reviewed journals.

Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:


1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references


You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.


Review of applications to begin: Immediately until successful candidate is found.


For questions about the search, please contact: Kimberly Scribner, Workforce Coordinator at


Appropriate background checks are required.


The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Fiscal Year (12 Months)

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