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Post-Doctoral Associate - UMD Chemical Engineering

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Duluth
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

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Job FamilyAcademic

Full/Part TimeFull-Time


Job Code9546

Employee ClassAcad Prof and Admin

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The Department of Chemical Engineering in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD) seeks applications for a postdoctoral associate (job code 9546) to work on ongoing research projects in the area of mathematical modeling, simulation, optimization, measurement, and process control in chemical engineering and mineral processing. The selected applicant will work at UMD and be mentored by Professor Weiguo Xie, at the Department of Chemical Engineering. This is a 12-month position beginning Janaury 4, 2023 or later. The initial appointment will be for one year with further appointments contingent upon performance and funding. Individuals with research accomplishments in measurement techniques, chemical reaction, minerals characterization, separation technologies, and computational modeling would be particularly qualified for this position. A competitive salary will be commensurate with education and training. Review of complete applications with start 10/28/2022 and continue until the position is filled. Duties and Responsibilities:* Participation in the execution and management of the ongoing research project work; * Participation in field, laboratory and analytical work for the ongoing research projects; * Participation in writing of research reports, articles for publications and research proposals; * Participation in preparation of research related presentations and attending research meetings.


Required Qualifications: * Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering, mineral processing or related discipline; * Excellent laboratory and analytical skills; * Excellent written communication skills to support quality research reporting and publications; * Potential for developing proposals for new research projects; * Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with colleagues from diverse backgrounds. Preferred Qualifications: * Research experience in the area of measurement techniques / chemical reaction / minerals characterization / separation technologies / computational modeling;* Experience in numerical-analysis software; * Potential for bringing in new research ideas; * A record of publications in peer reviewed conferences and journals.

About the Department

The Chemical Engineering Department is ABET accredited with about 280 undergraduates and 12 master students. See www.d.umn.edu/che for more information about UMD, SCSE, and the Department.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To apply, go to https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs and search for job ID 347148. First, submit the application with a cover letter and CV/resume in pdf format. Then, return to the "My Job Applications" page to attach the additional documents in pdf format. Complete applications include the online application, cover letter, and resume/CV, plus additional documents as follows: (1) contact information for 3 current professional references and (2) teaching/research philosophy, and (3) diversity statement. Even if you provide this information within the application, you must also attach the requested additional documents. Applications missing any of these documents may not be reviewed. Please do not miss this important step in the application process.Applicants must be able to demonstrate authorization to work in the United States at the University of Minnesota Duluth by the start date Final candidates may be asked to provide additional information.Completed applications will be reviewed beginning October 28, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. For job-specific inquiries, please contact Weiguo Xie at xiew@d.umn.edu.For inquiries related to the application process, please contact RaeAnn Jones at rjones@d.umn.edu.If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact a University of Minnesota Access Consultant at 612-624-3316.


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit: https://safe-campus.umn.edu/return-campus/get-the-vax

About the U of M

University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD)The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's" America's Best Colleges" issue. UMD is part of the University of Minnesota public university system and is the second largest research university within the U of M system. The Duluth Campus is affiliated with the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and School of Medicine, and is home to the Natural Resources Research Institute, the Large Lakes Observatory, and the Advanced Materials Center. Duluth is also the site of a major US EPA Research Laboratory. UMD is considered a "mid-sized Masters intensive" regional comprehensive public university.Overlooking Lake Superior, UMD provides an alternative to both large research and small liberal arts environments and attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university. A firm liberal arts foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, as well as professional and graduate students that draw on UMD's many research institutes and labs.UMD is a regional comprehensive land- and sea-grant state university, one of five coordinate campuses within the State of Minnesota system and with a total enrollment of approximately 11,000 students. SCSE is the largest college at UMD comprising approximately 3200 undergraduate students, 240 graduate students, 180 faculty, and 80 permanent staff. The college includes the science departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics and Astronomy, and Mathematics and Statistics, as well as the ABET-accredited departments of Computer Science, Electrical, Chemical, Civil and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. There are significant opportunities for fostering existing and creating new ties with local, regional, and national industry stakeholders. Situated at the western tip of Lake Superior, the city of Duluth offers an enticing selection of adventures for four season outdoor enthusiasts as well as a rich variety of cultural opportunities. Metropolitan Minneapolis/St. Paul is less than three hours south of Duluth.A dynamic city on a hill situated at the western tip of Lake Superior, Duluth was named Outdoor magazine's Best Outdoors Town in 2014, celebrating its access to the outdoors and to Lake Superior -- the largest freshwater lake on earth by area. Duluth is home to hundreds of miles of biking, hiking, and skiing trails, including the Superior Hiking Trail, a 300+ mile trail intersecting Duluth, and the Duluth Traverse, an 85-mile multi-use biking and hiking trail stretching across town. In addition to the outdoors, the Twin Ports area has vibrant music, arts, crafts and craft brewing scenes, and a variety of award-winning restaurants. Duluth is a truly wonderful place to live, with great schools, health care, and affordable housing. It mixes its historic small-town feel with a dynamic urban economy and many cultural offerings.Duluth, with a population of approximately 85,000 people, is located at the head of beautiful Lake Superior. As a major shipping port, over 1,000 vessels from around the world pass under its iconic Aerial Lift Bridge, annually. Duluth is a popular tourist destination, with 3.5 million people visiting the city annually, for a $780 million economic impact. More information about Duluth can be found at www.visitduluth.com.

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