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Postdoctoral Researcher for KU Ctr for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis

Employer
Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis
Location
Lawrence, Kansas
Salary
minimum $55,000 annually, commensurate with skills & experience
Closing date
Mar 17, 2024

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Field of specialization
Catalysts, Engineering, Environmental, Green Chemistry, Polymers
Work Function
Research-Basic
Job Type
Full time

Job Details

Applications for a postdoctoral scientist will be reviewed for consideration for a one-year research position (with possible extension based on performance and availability of funding). The research projects may involve one or more of the following topical areas:

  1. Design, synthesis, and characterization of heterogeneous catalysts for a wide variety of chemistries;
  2. Reaction engineering, including detailed modeling and experimental characterization of novel reactor designs, multi-phase catalytic systems, electrocatalytic systems, and complex reaction kinetics;
  3. Engineering tunable solvents (e.g., supercritical fluids, gas-expanded liquids, and ionic liquids) as reaction media or for energy-efficient separations;
  4. Advanced spectroscopic measurements and, if applicable, surface science, including development of in situ or operando experiments

A complete application consists of the online application, cover letter, resume, & 3 professional references. Only complete applications will be considered. Application Review will begin 02/22/2024 and will continue until available openings are filled.

At the University of Kansas and CEBC, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are aspects of our culture and strategies. We encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups, noting the value that differences bring to our organization. We strive to protect the planet, promote prosperity, and enrich scholarship through diversity.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university’s programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 West Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas, medical center campuses).

 

Company

The Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis (CEBC) is a Designated Center by the University of Kansas Center for Research (KUCR). As part of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers Program, CEBC’s mission is to develop environmentally friendly chemical processes for industrial use. The person recruited for this position will work with participating CEBC faculty members at KU, the University of Iowa, Washington University in St. Louis, and Prairie View A&M University to plan and implement education, outreach, and diversity enhancement activities. The ideal candidate for this position will be a self-starter, able to initiate new projects with little or no supervision.

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