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Assistant Project Scientist in Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 14th, 2020

Last review date: Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a full time Assistant Project Scientist with an anticipated start date mid-August 2020. The initial appointment will be for a period of two years. The Department is looking for an individual with a particular emphasis in the area of solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, and has experience in NMR spin physics, NMR pulse sequence development, dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP), NMR and DNP hardware development, as well as NMR and DNP theory. The candidate should also have experience in and/or a long-term interest in advancing the characterization of heterogeneous catalyst materials.

In this position, the Assistant Project Scientist will carry out multiple scientific projects with focus on DNP-enhanced NMR of diverse materials including catalyst and other complex materials systems, engaging with multiple faculty collaborators and their students, as well as guiding, advising and teaching a sub-group of students who are participating in the relevant scientific projects.

Basic qualifications: The applicant must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or Physics, with at least three years of postdoctoral researcher experience at the time of application.

Additional qualifications: The applicant must have at least 5 years of prior experience in the field of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP). The applicant must be proficient in the theory, experimentation and hardware building aspects of DNP-enhanced NMR. The above requirements will be measured by the quality and number of papers (and journal notoriety) published in the pertinent research area, as well as the number of talks presented at major NMR conferences or meetings that the applicant should list in the Curriculum Vitae. The applicant should also have over 2 years prior experience working on problems in NMR and heterogeneous catalysis. The applicant should highlight this experience in the Statement of Research with at least one example. Applicant will be judged on the prospect of leading research projects in the area of DNP-NMR characterization of heterogeneous catalyst materials, generating quality publications and efficiently communicating the research outcome to both the scientific community and funding agency, based on similarly successful research conduct by the applicant in the past as presented in the submitted application material.

Preferred qualifications: Successful candidates with experience in collaborating with diverse research groups in material science is preferred. Experience and interest in guiding, teaching, and advising a sub-group of students and postdoctoral researchers are preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are desirable qualifications.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.
Applications should be submitted electronically and must include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research
  4. Submission of three publications/articles

Applications received by April 28, 2020 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply, please visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01774 .

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Chemistry and Biochemistry Department - Han Lab, PSBN 4623, 4633, 4650

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Submission of three publications/articles