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ISMSM/NIST Research Fellow

Employer
Georgetown University - Institute for Soft Matter Synthesis and Metrology
Location
Washington D.C.
Salary
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Nov 26, 2021

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Field of specialization
Analytical, Environmental, Materials, Polymers
Work Function
Research-Applied
Job Type
Full time
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The Institute for Soft Matter Synthesis and Metrology at Georgetown University (GU), in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), invite applications for an independent Research Fellow to work closely with scientists at Georgetown and NIST on soft matter, broadly defined.

1. Fellowship Details

  • This position is suitable for excellent scientists with a PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, biophysics, applied mathematics, or related disciplines, and a strong record of accomplishments in experiment, synthesis, metrology, theory, or simulation. 
     
  • In our soft matter community, scientific excellence goes together with the quality of the human experience. We seek a diverse pool of applicants sharing our excitement of scientific discoveries, enthusiasm to learn from each other and desire to grow by exchanging perspectives. 
     
  • The Fellowship is for two years, with an option for a third year depending on mutual interest. Each Fellow will have competitive salary and access to $5,000/year travel expenses, and up to $10,000/year research expenses; as well as access to a wide range of synthesis and characterization equipment at Georgetown and NIST. 
     
  • Fellows are expected to work in areas that overlap strongly with 2 or more groups at Georgetown, as well as with NIST scientists. 
     
  • Current research areas (experiment, theory, synthesis, metrology, simulations) include (but are not limited to):
    • Theory of polymer glasses
    • Gels and networks
    • Rheology and structure of spherical and rodlike  suspensions
    • Additive manufacturing and 3D printing of soft matter
    • Phase separation in biology
    • Active matter
    • Rheology and structure of cement
    • Amorphous solids
    • Biopolymer networks
    • Self-assembly at interfaces
    • Lipid bilayer membrane theory and simulation
    • Motion of giardia and microorganisms
    • Shear banding in fluids and amorphous solids
    • Design of polymer nanoparticles
    • Polymer-based fibrils for medical applications
    • Self-assembly mediated by intrinsically-disordered proteins
    • Dynamics of entangled polymers
    • Synthesis of multifunctional polymer networks
    • Simulation of complex aromatic molecular assemblies
    • Novel metrologies for imaging and mechanics of soft matter.

2. Application Process

An application consists of the following:

  1. CV
  2. Full publication list.
  3. Research proposal, including scientific area(s) of focus, anticipated budget, and clear statement of potential collaboration(s) with GU and NIST scientists. No longer than 5 pages, typeset at 11 point with 1 inch margins.
  4. 3 reference letters sent, and at least one letter of support from GU scientist(s) with whom you propose to collaborate.
  • We strongly encourage you to discuss your ideas directly with ISMSM scientists before preparing your Research Proposal.
     
  • For further questions and information to prepare your application please contact any ISMSM scientists, or

Applications can be submitted through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19732

3. Deadline and dates

  • Deadline for applications: 19 November 2021 (reviews will start on November 1st).
    • Later applications will be held in reserved.
  • Earliest starting date: 1 January 2022
     

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse team of employees. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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