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Postdoctoral Research Associate, CNRE
Summary
Title:Postdoctoral Research Associate, CNRE
ID:1635
Department:School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (SEAS)
Location:Van Ness
Description

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open To The Public 

Employment Status: Full Time, Temporary

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/301/8

Salary Range: $25.95 per hour ($53,969 annually)

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties


School of Engineering and Applied sciences (SEAS) at University of the District of Columbia (UDC) is currently in need of a responsible individual to fill the position of postdoctoral research associate for a federally funded research and education center. Our newly started Center of Nanotechnology Research and Education (CNRE) is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to assist in multiple center activities. CNRE provides opportunities to work in exciting and high impact research fields such as nanoscale electronics, spintronics, solar cells, and metamaterials. A successful candidate will be supervised by experienced and internationally renowned faculty advisors. The postdoctoral candidate may have an opportunity to work in collaboration with nearby National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and other industrial partners and will have the ability to build their network for career advancement. 

This position is primarily a temporary/training position in which the incumbent plays a substantive role in planning and conducting research by using quantitative and qualitative methods to collect, analyze and report data activities. In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, this role will participate in the planning of independent research, will analyze and interpret data, will publish results, will represent the university at conferences and meetings, and may develop new theories and methodologies. This position may also help the Principal Investigator to lead and direct the work of lower level research staff. This role performs work under the supervision of experienced researchers.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts high quality research in the area of interest;
  • Works closely with graduate and undergraduate students and contribute to joint projects;
  • Participates with teaching and outreach activities and programs;
  • Presents and publishes research findings at conferences and peer reviewed publications;
  • Prepares progress reports for the funding sources;
  • Conducts research in the area of experimental molecular spintronics devices and nanoscale materials-based devices and sensors. These nanoscale devices and sensors will be investigated for fundamental understanding and applications in related areas.
  • Makes devices using micro nanofabrication tools such as photolithography and thin film depositions with sputtering machine.
  • Nanoscale characterization with a variety of tools, e.g. Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), SEM, electrical transport, and spectroscopy instruments.
  • Low temperature transport or low temperature materials and device characterization.
  • Magnetic property testing

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Doctoral degree in the related field
  • Highly self-motivated and proactive, with exemplary problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as with teams
  • Strong oral and written communication skills 

Information to Applicant

Condition of Employment: 
This is a sponsored program appointment. The duration of this appointment is subject to grant fund availability.

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Depending upon length of appointment, selectee may or may not be eligible for full benefits such as health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and may not be eligible for the University of the District of Columbia’s retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business,  or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: While at this time the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B), we encourage and will consider individuals in an eligible OPT.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Talent Management only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Talent Management at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: https://www.udc.edu/human-resources/equal-opportunity/ .

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