Postdoctoral Research Scholar-Biomimicry
- Arizona State University-School of Complex Adaptive Systems
- Location: Tempe, AZ
- Job Number: 7121948
- Posting Date: Jan 24, 2023
- Application Deadline: Feb 13, 2023
Biomimicry Lab to Market
The School of Complex Adaptive Systems
Arizona State University
The Biomimicry Center at Arizona State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the project â€śLab to Market Assessment of Nature-inspired (biomimetic) Products and Systems at Arizona State Universityâ€ť. The postdoctoral research scholar will work with a team of biomimicry professionals, under the supervision of Dr. Sara El-Sayed, to conduct an on-campus scoping and mapping of ASU projects that use biomimicry or bio-inspired design in their innovations. The scholar will investigate the various projects, what stage of development they are at, how to bio-optimize them, as well as identify potential ways of supporting their innovation to reach markets, and strengthen the biomimicry ecosystem at ASU.
This is an in-person position with the successful applicant working at the Biomimicry Center, an office located on the ASU campus in Tempe, AZ, USA. The position is full-time, fiscal-year (12 months), benefits-eligible appointments with no tenure implications, and no teaching responsibilities. The anticipated start date is as early as March 2023. The position may be renewed annually contingent upon satisfactory performance, the needs of the center and the availability of resources, but is anticipated to run for 15-20 months.
The salary range is $55,000 to $60,000 plus benefits depending on experience and qualifications.
â€˘ Co-design and co-populate the database that will be created to identify the various biomimetic projects.
â€˘ Identify the innovation stages of the products and or systems.
â€˘ Maintain computer database of research data; tabulate and display data for presentation in research conferences and for manuscript preparation; use graphics and statistical software to analyze and present data.
â€˘ Identify gaps in the innovations in terms of biomimicry process, and identify potential paths to bio-optimization.
â€˘ Nurture relations with the faculty leads on the research and innovations and identify paths for collaboration.
â€˘ Collaborate with partners and faculty leads in seeking and writing grant proposals
â€˘ Contribute to academic publications and reports.
The Biomimicry Center, is a joint partnership between Arizona State University and Biomimicry 3.8 that facilitates biomimicry education and research endeavors locally and globally. The Center brings together the established infrastructure and progressive approach of ASU with the biomimicry experience and expertise of Biomimicry 3.8. The Biomimicry Center transcends traditional academic and institutional boundaries, engaging faculty, staff and students from numerous disciplines. https://biomimicry.asu.edu/about-us/
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â€˘ Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in a field of study related to the desired expertise (e.g., sustainability, biomimicry, bio-inspired design, technology transfer) within the past five years.
â€˘ One year or more of relevant experience in biomimicry innovation and/or in various aspects of tech-transfer. A scientific background is necessary.
â€˘ Evidence of the potential ability to work in transdisciplinary or collaborative teams.
â€˘ Experience in building and managing databases.
â€˘ Evidence of effective communication skills with scientific professionals, through presentations, workshops and professional publications.
â€˘ Experience in conducting mixed methods and data analysis.
To apply, please submit to http://apply.interfolio.com/120378 to include the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of research interests; 4) a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU's commitment to inclusive excellence; and 5) the names and contact details of three references.
Deadline for initial review of complete applications will be February 13, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is closed.
Inquiries concerning the search should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Dr. Sara El-Sayed, via [email protected].
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