Postdoctoral Associate in Polymer Science

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Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Physical/Mathematical Sciences
Department:16120100 - LS-CHEMISTRY-GENERAL

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Postdoctoral Associate in Polymer Science

Job Description:

Two Post-doctoral Associates in Polymer Science positions are available in the Department of Chemistry. The successful candidates will work under the supervision of Prof. Austin M. Evans (, focusing on macromolecular synthesis and polymer properties. This one-year appointment is renewable based on performance and funding availability.

The postdoctoral associate will conduct research in synthesizing and characterizing polymeric materials. The Postdoctoral Researcher will also be expected to mentor graduate students, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and assist in constructing funding applications.

Our group specializes in precision synthesis and rational control of macromolecular materials. By combining covalent and non-covalent approaches, we strive to achieve a precise correlation between structure and properties for next-generation energy storage materials, new types of filtration membranes, and cutting-edge mechanical materials. As a member of our team, you'll be at the forefront of groundbreaking research, contributing to the advancement of polymer science in a dynamic and collaborative environment.

The City of Gainesville

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Expected Salary:

The salary is $50,000.00 and the compensation includes a benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry
  • Experience in molecular and material characterization, including NMR, IR, mass spectrometry, SC-XRD, PXRD, TGA, TEM, and/or SEM
Preferred Qualifications:

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
• Ability to take initiatives, set priorities, time-manage, and resolve problem

The successful candidate should have a strong background in chemical synthesis and polymerization methodologies

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online. Click on Apply Now at the top of this posting.  A complete application includes:

  1. Your CV
  2. A cover letter detailing your relevant experience and career objectives
  3. The names and email addresses of three references.  An email will be sent to your references, requesting them to upload their confidential letter to the submission packet.

Applications will be continuously reviewed until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The Department of Chemistry is committed to promoting an environment that welcomes all abilities, classes, ethnicities/races, gender identities and expressions. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.

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