Postdoctoral Scholar, Particle Characterization

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Department: Chemical Engineering
Work Type: Staff - Full Time
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Engineering, Sciences

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

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Job Description Summary

Dr. Lei Pan’s research group at Michigan Technological University invites applications for a postdoctoral associate position. The successful candidate will conduct research in the area of particle characterization and separation and related applications.

Michigan Tech attracts world-class staff and faculty who enrich the educational experience of smart, motivated, and adventurous students. Applicants who are committed to promoting a sense of belonging and contributing to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment for all are strongly encouraged to apply (https://www.mtu.edu/diversity-inclusion/).

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

Responsibilities include performing wet experiments, writing proposals, writing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, presenting research results at conferences, supervising graduate and undergraduate research, creating Standard Operating Procedures, and adhering to applicable safety protocols.  Also, commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

Ph.D. in chemical engineering, metallurgical engineering, mining engineering, mechanical engineering, or a closely related field.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

Experience in various particle separation and characterization methods including SEM, XRD, particle size analysis, and others.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

Excellent oral and written communication and English language skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Experience with technical writing, especially with publishing research findings in peer-reviewed English-language journals.
Demonstrated ability to deliver technical information to peer audiences in spoken or written English.
Demonstrated ability to work with group members in a team.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

 

Language, Mathematics and/or Reasoning Skills

 

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

The work environment is that of a typical office and/or classroom setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 4 required pieces of training; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

  • Annual Title IX Training

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Other Conditions of Employment:

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. Visa sponsorship is unavailable at this time. This is not an E-Verified Position.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)

1

FLSA Status

Exempt

Appointment Term

12 months

Shift

 

Pay Rate/Salary

 

Title of Position Supervisor

Associate Professor

Posting Type

Internal & External

Dependent on Funding

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

For consideration, the applicant should submit a resume/curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and contact details for three referees. Please contact Lei Pan at leipan@mtu.edu with any questions. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Additional Information

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Applications from women and BIPOC scholars are highly encouraged by both the department and the institution. Michigan Tech is building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from all individuals. Michigan Tech is proud to be an ADVANCE Institution that has thrice received National Science Foundation support to increase diversity, inclusion, and the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented individuals in STEM. (see https://www.mtu.edu/advance/).


Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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