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Postdoctoral Research Assoc

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UNT System Overview
Welcome to the University of North Texas System . UNT System includes the University of North Texas in Denton , the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.
Posting Title Postdoctoral Research Assoc
Department UNT-Chemistry-121200
College/School College of Science
Job Location Denton
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Retirement Eligibility ORP Eligible
Additional Retirement Information
For more information on retirement plan options, please visit https://hr.untsystem.edu/benefits/retirement-plans/index.php .
Salary Information
Department Summary
The Chemistry Department is known as a leader in research at UNT. Our faculty and graduate students successfully compete for research funds from both public and private sources (see below), publish their groundbreaking research in top scientific journals, and are frequently highlighted and interviewed in the media.
Although our research groups are rooted in the traditional subdisciplines of analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry, much of our current research is interdisciplinary and spans the boundaries of two or more of these areas. For example, we have strong faculty groups working at the frontiers of computational chemistry, materials chemistry, and catalysis. We are building a new strength in chemical biology, which uses the tools of chemistry to study biological systems. Finally, we are revitalizing our program in chemistry education research.
Recent sponsors of UNT Chemistry Research include:
  • National Science Foundation
  • National Institutes of Health
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • The Robert A. Welch Foundation
  • American Chemical Society – Petroleum Research Fund
  • Lacore Labs
  • Air Liquide
  • Microsoft
  • And many other federal and private sources

UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba. 
Position Summary
The position encompasses the synthesis of ligands/monmers and the design of MOF/COF materials to immobilize biomolecules/drugs for applications in biocatalysis and biomedicine. Contribution to writing proposals and papers as well as training and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students is also anticipated for this position.
This is a one-year position and can be renewed for another year upon mutual agreement.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in chemistry, or chemical engineering, or biochemical science/engineering, or other closely related areas
  • Experience in MOF/COF synthesis as well as immobilization of biomolecules in MOF/COF and cell experiments
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications
Required License / Registration / Certification
Physical Requirements Ability to communicate
Area of Specialty
Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position.
EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Job Duties


Description of Job Duty
Plan and execute organic syntheses of ligands/monomers
Description of Job Duty
Explore and develop new approaches to synthesize nano MOF/COF materials
Description of Job Duty
Develop new methods to immobilize biomolecules and drugs in MOF/COF
Description of Job Duty
Perform cell experiments on nano MOF/COF materials
Description of Job Duty
Prepare and edit drafts of scientific manuscripts
Description of Job Duty
Contribute to writing research proposals
Description of Job Duty
Contribute to training and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students 

Posting Detail Information


Posting Number F920P
Special Instructions to Applicants
Quicklink for Posting https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/61132
Position End Date (if temporary)

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