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Postdoctoral Research Associate
The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona
 
 
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Date Posted 10/05/2020
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Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 




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Postdoctoral Research Associate
Posting Number req2357
Department Chemical & Environmental Engr
Department Website Link https://chee.engineering.arizona.edu/
Location Main Campus
Address Tucson, AZ USA
Position Highlights The Printz Research Group in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Arizona is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to lead projects in the areas of developing materials and printing techniques for perovskite electronics. This is a critical research project to develop a rapid printing process for high-efficiency, low-cost solar cells.
The initial appointment will be until the end of the fiscal year (June 30, 2021) with the possibility of renewal on a yearly basis dependent on satisfactory progress and funding
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!
The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here .
As a cost-saving measure related to the impact of COVID-19, Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs have been approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. All new hires subject to the programs will be notified in accordance with adopted Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs guidelines and will be required to comply with all measures. To learn more about the programs and whether this position is affected, please visit hr.arizona.edu/FY-2020-2021-Furlough-Program.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • The postdoc will take the lead in designing and conducting research on developing materials and printing techniques for perovskite electronics.
  • The postdoc will be expected to correlate microstructure, chemical interactions, performance, and stability as determined by electronic characterization, XRD, SEM, AFM, PL, and FTIR.
  • The postdoc will be expected to assist the PI in preparing papers, presentations, and proposals.
  • Additional duties include setting up and optimizing new equipment as necessary, training/mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, and ensuring that a culture of safety and collaborative research is instilled in the research group
  • Specific characterization skills of interest include measuring device efficiencies, mobilities, capacitance, and characterizing devices and films via XRD, SEM, PL, and FTIR.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be a self starter.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Must have Ph.D. in chemical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering,
    electrical engineering, chemistry, physics, or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience with perovskite solar cell device fabrication and characterization.
Preferred Qualifications The ideal candidate will have a background in perovskite electronics, as well as organic semiconductors and surface chemistry. A track record of peer-reviewed publications in the above areas, preferably led by the applicant. Experience with the design and fabrication of parts for experimental setups. Experience writing successful federally funded grants.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job FTE 1.0
Work Calendar Fiscal
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay $52,704 (+DOE)
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 10/4/2020
Expected End Date 6/30/2021
Contact Information for Candidates Dr. Adam Printz: aprintz@arizona.edu
Open Date 9/11/2020
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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