Postdoctoral Research Associate in Soft Matter and Polymer Science

Knoxville, Tennessee
Compensation commensurate with experience
Mar 16, 2019
May 15, 2019
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Soft Matter and Polymer Science at UT Knoxville

The University of Tennessee has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position at the Soft Materials Group. The group includes researchers from the Department of Chemistry and Department of Physics and Astronomy at UT Knoxville and from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The main topics of the group are physics and physical chemistry of polymers and nano-composite materials, ionic liquids and polymer electrolytes. Research will center around experimental studies of ionic liquids and polymer-based materials, and soft matter dynamics in general. Candidate must have a PhD in Physics, Materials Science or a closely related field. Documented knowledge of dielectric spectroscopy and/or rheology, and experience with their use are required. Additional knowledge of light scattering, neutron scattering, or scanning probe microscopy is beneficial. The candidate should be able to work independently and participate creatively in refining project directions. Previous postdoctoral experience is important. However, applicants should be not more than 5 years after PhD. Interested applicants should send their three letters of recommendation to Prof. Alexei Sokolov, and apply for the position by going to the HR website:  The search starts immediately and continues until the position is filled.