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Postdoc Position For Chemistry Students

Postdoc Position For Chemistry Students at University of Kansas Oman

Postdoc Position For Chemistry Students
Postdoc Position For Chemistry Students



University of Kansas




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Position Type

Full Time

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Closing date

23 July 2023

Position Overview

The University of Kansas Chemical and Petroleum Engineering department is seeking a well-qualified post-doctoral research associate to support a NSF funded research project focused on the development of new approaches to cost-effectively separate azeotropic refrigerant mixtures using ionic liquids. The project has a strong chemical engineering aspect and is suitable for candidates with a background and interest in thermodynamics, heat, and mass transfer, and ASPEN modeling. A successful candidate will be able to work in a hands-on, collaborative, energetic environment.

Job Description
60% Research

Operate a pilot-scale extractive distillation column;
Measure thermodynamic and thermophysical properties of varying gas/ ionic liquid mixtures;
Model experimental data using ASPEN Plus;
Use of analytical techniques including but not limited: Gas-Chromatography (GC) and Mass Spectrometry (MS).

20% Reporting
Communicate scientific results effectively, both written and orally.
Author peer-reviewed publications.
Assist in writing grant proposals to achieve funding goals for future research.

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15% Collaboration
Assist other laboratory members with experiments
Assist the principal investigator to provide experimental and technical supervision of one or more technicians, graduate students and/or post-doctoral researchers and/or fellows.

5% Laboratory protocol
Develop standard operating procedures and safety protocols for laboratory
Ensuring systems are in place for efficient planning of lab supplies, records, and document management

Position Requirements
This position is required to work on-site.

Required Qualifications
PhD in chemical engineering, or related fields.
Experience with measuring thermodynamic properties of high-pressure gases.

NOTE: To be appointed at the Postdoctoral Researcher title, it is necessary to have the PhD conferred at the time of hire. Appointments made without a diploma or certified transcript indicating an earned doctorate are conditional hires and are appointed on an interim basis not to exceed 6-months. Upon verification of degree the appointment will be extended to its full duration.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in operating pilot-scale equipment;
Experience modeling large data sets using software, such as ASPEN Plus;
Experience in managing undergraduate students;
Excellent command of the English language, both orally and written.

Contact Information to Applicants

Ana Colaco Morais,

Additional Candidate Instruction

Only complete application packages submitted online will be considered. A complete application includes online application form, resume, cover letter, names and contact information for three professional references.

Review of applications is ongoing until position is filled.

Advertised Salary Range: 60-65K
Application Review Begins: 31-Mar-2023
Anticipated Start Date: 05-Jun-2023
Primary Campus: University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
FTE: 1.0
Reg/Temp: Regular
FLSA Status: Professional
Employee Class: U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Work Schedule: 40hr/wk, M-F
Job Family: Research-KUL
Conditions of Employment: Contingent on Funding, Limited Term
Work LocationAssignment: On-Site


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