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Job No. 140086

  • Job Title:
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in MOF and COF Chemistry
  • Employer:
  • University of Arkansas Main Campus
  • Location:
  • Fayetteville , AR
  • Posting Date:
  • 07-Jan-2019
  • Description:
  • About the University
    Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,600 students with 200+ academic programs. U of A students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent all 50 states and 120 countries.

    The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life. Arkansas is a natural wonder of forests, mountains and lakes framed by picturesque rivers and streams. Some of the best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are a short drive from campus.

    As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

    About the College/Department
    About the College:

    The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 3 schools, 16 departments, and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president, and longtime U.S. senator. The mission of the College comes from the writings of Senator Fulbright: “…the highest function of higher education is the teaching of things in perspective, toward the purposes of enriching the life of the individual, cultivating the free and inquiring mind, and advancing the effort to bring reason, justice, and humanity into the relations of men and nations.”

    The University of Arkansas is committed to providing an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences promotes these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds.

    About the Department:

    The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry strives for excellence in the central science by recruiting a diverse group of the best faculty, staff, and students to address the challenges of modern chemistry and biochemistry through interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research and education.

    Department Home Page chemistry.uark.edu
    Job Type Staff
    Summary of Job Duties
    The Beyzavi Group in the Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas is accepting applications for a highly motivated and hard-working Postdoctoral Fellow to study Porous Crystalline Materials in particular Metal-Organic Framework (MOFs) and Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs) as well as Nanoparticles (NPs). The project will involve collaborative work and the learning of new ultidisciplinary techniques. One of the main focuses of Beyzavi Group is the development of unique catalytic systems to be incorporated into nanomaterials, e.g. MOFs, COFs and NPs. This position involves organic synthesis of ligands, preparation and characterizing of MOFs and COFs, and testing their properties, catalytic activities and reporting results to the PI Beyzavi. This position requires mentoring of junior researchers, manuscript and patent preparation and submission of proposals for further work. This position will perform other duties as assigned.

    This initial appointment will be for one year, with expectation for renewal.

    Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
  •  Contact information:
  • University of Arkansas Main Campus
  • Fayetteville, AR 72701
  • United States
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