Post Doctoral Research Fellow
- North Dakota State University
- Location: Fargo, ND
- Job Number: 7088796
- Posting Date: Nov 10, 2021
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionPosition Information
Position Description & Details: A research specialist position is available in the area of materials science in the Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry at North Dakota State University. This position will fulfill grant requirements focused on the generation of new materials useful in the development of more efficient batteries and/or solar cells adaptable to a wide variety of uses.
Responsibilities: Synthesis, purification and characterization of semiconductor materials dispersed in polymeric or network solids; Maintain and update laboratory facilities; Assist with reports and manuscripts.
Work Schedule: 40 hrs/week
Advertised Salary: Commensurate with experience
Ph.D in Physical Sciences
At least 4 years’ experience in synthetic organometallic chemistry
High level of skill in the comprehensive characterization of materials for semiconductors
Laboratory and training experience with high temperature synthesis equipment, hazardous gases, liquids & solids, X-Ray Powder Diffraction,
Report writing for private and federal sponsors
Strong communication skills (written and oral).
Well organized and detail oriented.
Skills in high temperature synthesis of inorganic materials. Characterization of said materials via x-ray diffraction of microcrystalline powders.
Skills in handling toxic and flammable materials.
Experience in experimental work on semiconductors.
Experience in design and fabrication of thin films and their testing.
Experience interpreting NMR, IR and UV spectra data.
Applicant Materials Required: Cover Letter and Resume
Screening will begin 12/9/21
NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package with includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.
North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. Our main campus is located in Fargo, ND with Extension Service and Research Experiment Station locations across the entire state. NDSU has been listed in the Top 100 public research universities in the United States for research and development in agricultural sciences, psychology and social sciences, based on reported research expenditures.
NDSU is an exciting place to work offering a stimulating and diverse environment richly populated with people pursuing life-long learning and personal growth. Employees often attend on-campus cultural events, lectures, athletic events and enjoy walks through our beautiful campus.
NDSU employs over 6000 full-time and part-time employees across the state, making it the second largest employer in the community. NDSU is the best college in ND, according to Money Magazine (September 2018). NDSU was named a 2019 Best Value College by Forbes. Fargo made Livability.com’s top 10 list of cities to find a job and ranked at #11 for best places to live overall.
NDSU offers a wide array of professional opportunities including faculty, executive, managerial, professional, technical, paraprofessional, office support, servers and crafts/trades. Like a small city, NDSU operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Full time employees are offered a superb benefit package to include 100% company paid health insurance premiums and tuition assistance for employees and immediate family members. All of us at NDSU play an important role in serving our students and public constituencies. We encourage motivated and talented team members that thrive in a higher-ed environment to join our university!
With energy and momentum, North Dakota State University addresses the needs and aspirations of people in a changing world by building on our land-grant foundation.
No Smoking Notice:
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.
North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.