Job Information

University of Utah Post Doctoral Research Associate in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 02/08/2022

Requisition Number PRN29266B

Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc

Working Title Post Doctoral Research Associate

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00067 - Material Science and Engineer

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 53000 to 65000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Wang Research Group in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Utah is looking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher. This industry-funded project is focused on new, environment-friendly polymer materials for electronics applications such as wearable devices. This is an exceptional opportunity for a candidate to break new ground in innovative science, and build a research program that can launch their independent career.


The successful candidate will develop recyclable and/or degradable, heavily aromatic polymer materials. In particular, this position will master synthesizing new monomers and polymers, optimizing their properties, and targeting their performances in electronic devices.

Work safely and independently in a wet laboratory setting.

Plan and execute research in collaboration internal and external stakeholders.

Communicate scientific results effectively, both in oral presentations and high-impact publications.

Minimum Qualifications


Must have obtained a PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, or closely related areas.

Strong record of quality peer-reviewed publications.

Experience in conjugated polymer synthesis and characterization.

In-depth experience with polymer characterization techniques (e.g. FTIR , NMR , TGA , DSC , DMA , Dielectric analysis).

Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

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