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Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Scintillation Materials Research Center (SMRC)

The Scintillation Materials Research Center (SMRC) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has an opening for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate. This position will focus on the discovery, synthesis, characterization, and development of new scintillation materials for radiation detection applications in homeland security and medical imaging. The successful candidate will join an existing team that is currently working on fast-paced funded scintillator projects with well-defined deliverables.

The individual will develop research strategies, carry out hands-on experimental research, maintain laboratory equipment, and mentor graduate and undergraduate students. In addition, the individual will collaborate with academic, national lab, and industrial partners of the SMRC. Research results will be published in peer-reviewed journals and patented as appropriate.

The appointment is for 12 months based on satisfactory performance and available funding. An extension may be considered. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.

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Minimum/Required Qualifications

  • Education: Ph.D. in Engineering or Science. Those candidates completing their doctorates by May 2021 are also eligible to apply.
  • Job Skills: Experience with crystal growth and characterization of scintillation and other material properties is desirable, but not required. Activities will include materials synthesis and characterization, interpretation of research results, reporting to sponsors, publishing results, submitting patent applications, maintaining equipment, and mentoring students.
  • Physical Requirements: Able to lift 25 pounds.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications

  • Self-motivated researcher, strong communication skills, team oriented.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status.

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