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Post-Doctoral Scientist
George Washington University in Washington, Pennsylvania
 
 
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Date Posted 05/15/2021
Category
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Posting Details


Job Description Summary:

Cahill’s research program at GW actively explores the self-assembly of actinide p-block bearing hybrid materials. The project requires post-doctoral level participation and oversight to develop synthesis techniques, establish assembly criteria, delineate structure-property relationships, and conduct computational evaluations thereof.

This position is primarily a temporary/training position in which the successful candidate will play plays a substantive role in planning and conducting research by designing and conducting experiments in a controlled laboratory setting. In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, this role will participate in the planning of independent research, will analyze and interpret data, will publish results, will represent the university at conferences and meetings, and may develop new theories and methodologies. This position may also help the Principal Investigator to lead and direct the work of lower level research staff. This role performs work under the supervision of experienced researchers.

This position may also help the Principal Investigator to lead and direct the work of lower level research staff and analyze and interpret data . This role performs work under the supervision of experienced researchers. This position will report to Dr. Christopher Cahill.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Conducts active laboratory research on an independent basis in collaboration with the Principal Investigator. Designs and evaluates experiments; develops new ideas that promote current research; and, plans and develops research methods and techniques within Cahill’s research program.

Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of Cahill. In conjunction therewith, presents findings at internal meetings and external conferences. Attends, contributes to and as necessary leads internal and external meetings.

Operates specialized scientific equipment. Teaches techniques to others, trains and oversees students and ensures that responsibilities identified within internal policies are met by all research members.

Oversees the maintenance of lab and equipment therein. As needed, orders materials and supplies.

Performs other work related duties (administrative, completing forms, etc) as assigned. Not providing specifics here does not preclude Cahill from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Doctoral degree in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:

Experience in aqueous and solid state-syntheses, small-molecule X-ray crystallography, luminescence spectroscopy and computational treatment of solid state compounds (DFT, NBO, QTAIM, NLMO, etc) . A strong record of publications and achievements in this arena is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Geochemistry or related field.

Typical Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience How is pay for new employees determined at GW?

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.
College/School/Department: Columbian College of Arts & Sciences (CCAS)
Family Research and Labs
Sub-Family Laboratory Research
Stream Individual Contributor
Level Level 3
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Will this job require the employee to work on site? Yes
Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work.
Telework: No
Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search
Special Instructions to Applicants:

The term will be for at least one year with the potential for renewal subject to availability of funds.

The applicants should include names of three references who would be available to submit letters of recommendation to Dr. Christopher Cahill.

Internal Applicants Only? No
Posting Number: R001316
Job Open Date: 05/14/2021
Job Close Date:
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.
EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


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