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Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas
 
 
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Date Posted 03/27/2021
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Admin-Other Administrative Positions
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18732BR

Bioengineering Research Center


Position Overview

The Institute for Bioengineering Research is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher. This position will require a highly motivated individual to synthetize and develop novel polymers that can be functionalized with bioactive peptides.  The project is highly cross-disciplinary and requires strong expertise in polymer synthesis and conjugated polymers.  The successful candidate will synthesize and characterize novel polymers and organic macromolecules for regenerative biomaterials.  A background in synthetic/polymer chemistry, chemical engineering, or closely related field is required.


Job Description

80% - Research

  • Synthesize and characterize novel materials (polymers, organic macromolecules) for reconstructive and regenerative biomaterials.
  • Micro-and nanomaterial structure and property, characterization and evaluation.
  • Work in a team of undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs in the lab.

15% - Reports, Manuscript & Proposal Preparation:

  • Maintain detailed records of data obtained in the laboratory. 
  • Prepare reports and manuscripts.
  • Assist in proposal preparation.

5% - Laboratory Maintenance:

  • Maintain critical laboratory equipment, lab inventory, and oversee lab safety.

Required Qualifications

1.  PhD in Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Synthesis, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, or closely related discipline.
2.  Ability to effectively analyze data and communicate in both writing and orally, as evidenced in application materials and interview.
3.  Ability to work effectively in a team environment, as demonstrated in application materials.
4.  Experience with organic synthesis, polymer synthesis and characterization, as evidenced in application materials.


Preferred Qualifications

1.  Strong background in organic chemistry, polymer chemistry.
2.  Published peer-reviewed articles in polymer synthesis, characterization, and/or development of polymers for biomedical applications.
3.  One-year minimum experience with NMR to characterize organic compounds.
4.  One-year minimum experience using column chromatography for purification of organic compounds.
5.  Experience in nanomaterial design, development, and characterization for biomedical applications is preferred.
6.  Experience in peptide synthesis.


Contact Information to Applicants

Dr. Paulette Spencer
pspencer@ku.edu


Additional Candidate Instruction

A complete application includes an online application, cover letter, CV, summary describing your research accomplishments, and contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.

Application review begins on April 5, 2021 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. 


Advertised Salary Range

47,476.00


Application Review Begins

05-Apr-2021


Anticipated Start Date

01-Jul-2021


Primary Campus

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus


Employee Class

U-Unclassified Professional Staff


Work Schedule

40 hour a week


Conditions of Employment

Contingent on Funding, Limited Term


Work Location Assignment

On-Site


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. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).


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