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Postdoctoral Fellow

Greensboro, North Carolina
Closing date
Jul 30, 2022

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Field of specialization
Engineering, Materials, Nanotechnology
Work Function
Job Type
Full time
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Nanoscience Postdoctoral Fellow

Number of Months per Year 12

Work Hours of Position 9 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. , Monday - Friday, schedule may be flexible

Position Summary  

The primary purpose of this position is to provide technical research support for work in the Ahmed lab related to soft active matter research funded by NSF. Responsibilities include the synthesis, characterization, optical viewing and tracking of motion of polymeric active matter systems.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, engineering or related field.  Ability to maintain detailed, highly organized laboratory notebook.

 Preferred Qualifications

Experience in the field of soft active matter especially as it relates to low Reynolds number systems. Experience in PDMS micromolding, optical imaging and tracking of particle motion, and fabrication of polymer microstructures is highly desirable. Computational experience is not required but a plus.

Key Responsibilities

*Sample synthesis and characterization

Essential Tasks  Utilize 3D printing, micromolding, photolithography and other tools to make samples.

*Optical viewing of motion, motion tracking and analysis

Essential Tasks Record and observe motion of active matter samples. Analyze resulting data. Track and analyze motion. Perform computational modeling to supplement if needed.

*Data preparation, organization, and analysis  

Essential Tasks Maintain detailed and careful laboratory notebook; organize data across experiments and perform analysis of experimental results

 *Laboratory maintenance and upkeep

Essential Tasks Maintain relevant consumables, the 3D printer and optical viewing equipment. Assist in training lab members.


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