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Postdoctoral Research Associate I
The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona
Date Posted 01/13/2022
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Tucson, AZ, United States
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Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Posting Number req8254
Department Chemistry & Biochemistry - Sci
Department Website Link
Location Main Campus
Address Tucson, AZ USA
Position Highlights The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is looking for a motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate I to join the Bredas Research Group.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Carrying out state-of-the-art theoretical calculations of the electronic and vibrational properties of organic molecules of relevance for long-wavelength infra-red (LWIR) imaging applications. Exploit machine learning tools to explore data bases of organic molecules and uncover the structural features that make them well adapted for these applications.
  •  Orienting the research projects towards organic molecules that show promise for co-polymerization with sulfur for LWIR applications.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with experimental research groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to take care of reporting on research projects.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Doctorate degree in a related field; the selected candidate must have a conferred Doctorate degree upon hire.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry, Computational Physics, or Computational (Materials) Science.
  • Very strong combined experience in: (1) multi-scale simulations of organic or inorganic materials; (2) first-principles quantum mechanical calculations of the electronic structure of molecular systems, surfaces, interfaces, and periodic systems; and (3) data science /machine learning methodologies.
  • Experience in languages such as C++, Python, FORTRAN, R (data analytics), MATLAB.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job FTE 1.00
Work Calendar Fiscal
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay $54,000
Compensation Type salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies 1
Target Hire Date
Expected End Date
Contact Information for Candidates Dr. Jean-Luc Bredas
Open Date 1/12/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Documents Needed to Apply Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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