Research Assistant Professor

Washington D.C.
Competitive Salary
Oct 02, 2017
Nov 01, 2017
Field of specialization
Environmental, Materials
Work Function
Laboratory, Research-Applied
Job Type
Full time

Position Announcement: Research Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry

College of Arts and Sciences

American University

A postdoctoral position at the rank of Research Assistant Professor is available starting September 15, 2017 in Dr. Fox’s research group in the Department of Chemistry at American University in Washington, D.C.  The qualified candidate will work predominantly at the NIST in Gaithersburg, MD on the flammability of coated wood and plastic-wood composites.  The appointment will be September 15, 2017 through August 14, 2018.   

Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants must have a PhD in chemistry, engineering or a related field and be qualified to work at a national laboratory.  Preference will be given to those with prior experience in fire science or colloidal chemistry.  Please submit applications via: Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and copies of 1 – 2 recent published papers or working papers.  Please contact Dr. Douglas Fox, Assoc. Professor, 202-885-1735 or if you have any questions.

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