Postdoctoral Research Associate Position
- University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
- Location: Urbana, IL
- Job Number: 7091498
- Posting Date: Jan 7, 2022
- Application Deadline: Feb 21, 2022
A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in the research group of Prof. Nishant Garg. The postdoc will join the research group and directly assist Prof. Garg in day to day group activities as well as pursuing independent research on characterization and chemistry of materials. Strong background in analytical chemistry, characterization of crystalline and amorphous solids, and inorganic materials science is preferred.
Minimum qualifications include a PhD in a relevant field (including but not limited to: civil engineering, materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental engineering). Ideal candidate is highly motivated, has a track-record of high quality publications, able to work in an interdisciplinary environment, and has excellent spoken and written English communication skills. Applicants with demonstrated experience in advanced material characterization tools involving imaging, spectroscopy, and diffraction will be given preference. Strong programming background along with knowledge of machine learning could be a plus.
Applications will be accepted until February 21, 2022. Early applications are encouraged. Tentative starting date would be summer/fall 2022 (subject to negotiation). Initial appointment would be for 1 year, and subsequent appointments are subject to performance and funding. Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits will be offered to the hired candidate.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a CV, cover letter, 2-page research statement (past & future research interests), a sample publication, and contact information of 3 references online via this link (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfqt66yxHfP3ywpSXwV4bye36xdhBnjHCfQRJlPd7-sbCr8vA/viewform). For any general queries on the application process or status, you may contact our CEE staff member Iffat Moin at [email protected] Other questions can be addressed to Prof. Nishant Garg via [email protected] More information about group’s research can be found at garg.cee.illinois.edu.