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POOL - Post Doctoral Researcher/Research Associate
University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas
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Date Posted 03/27/2017
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
Auto req ID 5676BR
Posting Title POOL - Post Doctoral Researcher/Research Associate
Position Number 00061514
Department Chemical & Petroleum Engr
No. of Positions 15
Location/Division Lawrence
FTE 1.0
Reg/Temp Regular
FLSA Status Professional
Employee Class U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Work Schedule This position is Monday-Friday, 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
Conditions of Employment Contingent on Funding
Limited Term
Position Overview The Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering invites candidates to submit application materials which will be placed in a pool for consideration as needs for Post Doctoral Researchers or Research Associate arise.  Qualified applicants will remain in the search pool for a period of one year.  Current broad areas of research interest include:
  1. Chemical
  2. Petroleum
  3. Bioengineering
Job Description 65% Conduct research and/or develop systems to conduct research in specific scientific areas consistent with the general research areas of the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering department.

10% Participate in the activities of the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering department including, but not limited to, group meetings and relevant seminars.  Foster collaborations with faculty, and serve as mentor to undergraduate and graduate students.

25% Prepare and/or assist in the preparation of scientific manuscripts for publications and project reports, write protocols, and submit future grant proposals.
Required Qualifications
  1. Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, or closely related field.
  2. At least 1 year experience in area directly related to specific scientific research.

The Research Associate position additionally requires a minimum of 3 years postdoctoral research or industry research experience in a related field.

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 acting basis not to exceed 6 months.
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Evidence of advanced knowledge or experience in area directly related to specific scientific research.
  2. Publications or other evidence of scholarly achievement. Evidence of existing scientific collaborations.
  3. Teaching experience.
  4. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  5. Experience with developing proposals.
  6. Experience mentoring graduate students.
Additional Candidate Instruction A complete application includes an online application, detailed curriculum vitae, cover letter including a brief statement describing specific research background, experience and interests as it relates to this position, and the names of and contact information for three references.  Only complete applications will be considered.

Applications reviewed on an ongoing basis.
Contact Information to Applicants Dr. Laurence Weatherley
Advertised Salary Range Minimum salary $36,934 per year. Commensurate with qualifications.
Application Review Begins 12-Apr-2016
Disclaimer The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University's programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.


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