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Postdoctoral Research Associate


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Ctr for Graphene Research & Innovation (12832243)
Employee Designation:  Temporary Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Condition of Employment

As required by Executive Order 14042, if selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination or apply for and receive a University-approved accommodation before beginning employment with the University.

Note for Current UM Employees

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Position Information

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Associate position in the Center for Graphene Research and Innovation at the University of Mississippi. The center specializes in fundamental and applied research related to graphene and other 2D materials. The successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary research team on utilizing graphene and graphene-like materials for smart infrastructure applications (cement and asphalt), multifunctional polymer composites, membranes, structural foams, and self-sensing materials. The candidate’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the design, fabrication, and characterization of graphene-enabled materials for the above applications, as well as modifying the surface chemistry of graphene and improving its dispersion in polymers and other matrix materials. Other responsibilities include 1) mentorship of graduate and undergraduate students, 2) preparing research results and writing manuscripts for publication, and 3) assisting with grant writing. This position is available for one year with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon availability of funding.

Minimum Education/Experience

A Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science/Engineering, or a related field with specialty in graphene and graphene-like materials. Candidates should have strong experimental experience and a track record of successful research.


Open until filled. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Applicants should submit 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) names/contact information of three references.

Salary/Wage Information

Salary varies depending on qualifications, experience, and available funds.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

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