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Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

The University of British Columbia (UBC)

Description

Candidates are invited to apply for a position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) at UBC as a joint position in the labs of Prof. Frostad and Prof. MacLachlan. The successful candidate will take a lead role on an exciting project to develop sustainable agricultural spray technology using a combination of materials chemistry, polymer rheology, and soft matter physics. The project is expected to yield both fundamental insights in these fields of research as well as a prototype spray system that could be the basis for a start-up company. Applicants must be self-driven, ready to develop expertise in new fields of research, and willing to coordinate the efforts of two graduate students also working on the project.

Qualifications

•This position requires a PhD in Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, or a related field. Preference will be given to recent graduates (within the last 2 years).

•Experience in at least one of the following areas is required: materials chemistry, rheology, soft matter physics, or polymer science.

•Must have strong experimental skills, a demonstrated mechanical aptitude, and ability to use Matlab or Python for analyzing data and generating plots.

•Strong communication skills, a solid publication record (emphasizing quality of publications over quantity), and demonstrated leadership skills are essential.

•Experience with supramolecular chemistry, extensional rheology, and/or foams is a plus.

Responsibilities

The PDF will:

•Take the lead in defining the project direction and executing on the predefined project objectives.

•Coordinate with graduate students on the project to ensure efficiency of the team effort.

•Gain a mastery of the state-of-the-art in the relevant research fields by conducting literature surveys.

•Carry out experiments, use existing or new theories to analyze and interpret results, and communicate the results through plots, diagrams, images, etc.

•Maintain clear and concise records of all work in a lab notebook and digital files following established standards.

•Attend regular meetings with the PIs, take part in the groups’ lab meetings, and act on direction and feedback from the PIs.

•Draft manuscripts for publication and prepare PowerPoint presentations for group meetings and conferences.

•Ensure ethical standards of research are followed and ensure economical expenditure or research supplies and funds.

•Perform other lab related duties as needed, including mentoring younger researchers, training students on experimental setups, etc.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should complete the contact form on the Frostad group website and reference this advertisement including the Job ID number. Applicants that meet the basic criteria will be invited to complete a questionnaire, submit their CV, and provide up to three references. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Desired start date: Fall 2021 (flexible)

Duration: 2 years

This posting is for the UBC Vancouver campus in British Columbia, Canada.

Please refer to reference number NC-55186 during correspondence about this position. Please visit the researcher profiles of the supervisors (1, 2) for this position to learn more about their research.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

About UBC

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC’s entrepreneurial spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. UBC encourages its students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world.

Postdoctoral Fellows at UBC Vancouver

UBC is home to over 900 postdocs spanning all faculties and units across two campuses and a variety of affiliated hospitals, research centres, and sites, providing unparalleled opportunities to learn, discover and contribute in one’s own way. UBC’s Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO) is committed to supporting the lives and career aspirations of our Postdocs, with the goal of enriching their experience at UBC and preparing them for the future. In addition to providing support and advocacy for all postdocs, the PDFO is dedicated to providing professional development opportunities that foster the development of soft skills needed in today’s professional environments, helping them secure future careers in their chosen fields.

About UBC’s Faculty of Applied Science

The Faculty of Applied Science comprises a unique constellation of disciplines – including the Schools of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Community and Regional Planning and Nursing, as well as all engineering activities at both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. Our work and the professional disciplines we represent span the entire human-centred built environment and innovation at all scales – from nanoscale electronic devices that power communications to the design of entire cities.

There has never been a more urgent time for our professions – as planners, architects, nurses and engineers – to come together to build upon our existing strengths and ambitions to ensure a thriving society, to make real impact locally and globally.

With a community of over 300 full-time faculty members and more than 8,600 students across our undergraduate and graduate programs, we shape the leaders and professions that shape the world.

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