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Iowa State University Postdoc Research Associate- Polymeric Materials in Ames, Iowa

Position Information:

Position Title:Postdoc Research Associate- Polymeric Materials

Appointment Type:Post Doc/Trainee

Job Description:Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

A post-doctorate position is being sought to support a polymer to polyelectrolyte membrane effort at Iowa State University. The ideal candidate will be able to independently synthesis and characterize organic to hybrid organic-inorganic materials. The role will emphasize discovering structure-property-function relationships, with an expectation to present and publish all data. The position will offer considerable intellectual and professional growth, including an opportunity to mentor students and assist in writing proposals

Required Minimum Qualifications:

PhD or Doctoral Degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Doctorate in Material Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Polymer Science, Chemical Engineering, or a related field.

    • Demonstrated laboratory experience in the synthesis and characterization of organic materials is required.

    • The candidate will have experience with NMR, WAXS, SAXS, TEM, FTIR, Transport (gas, liquid, ions), EIS, DSC, DMTA, AFM, GPC, and TGA.

    • The candidate must have demonstrated strong communication and writing skills, as evidenced by peer-reviewed papers and oral presentations at professional society meetings. The successful applicant must work both in a team environment, independently, and effectively balance parallel work on multiple projects.

Proposed Start Date:August 1, 2021

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:July 31, 2022

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae

2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three References

The candidate selected for hire may be requested to provide documentation to verify highest degree completed.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date: July 8, 2021

Posting Close Date:August 6, 2021

Job Requisition Number:R5553

Iowa State University ( is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities ( AAU ), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community ( .

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email .

If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485 . Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485 . TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942 .

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