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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
A Postdoctoral Scholar position is available in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus. The scholar will conduct research in developing advanced optical surface coatings in the visible light and near-infrared range for environmental sustainability and advanced materials applications. The scholar will assist with proposal preparation for internal and external funding agencies. In addition, the scholar will help mentor graduate and undergraduate students. The qualified candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills, be self-motivated, work well in teams, and have the ability to overcome technical obstacles.
Qualifications required are a Ph.D. degree in materials science, mechanical engineering or related discipline prior to the start date as well as knowledge in surface and polymer chemistry, micro/nanofabrication, colloidal assembly and optical spectrometry.
The appointment will be for 1 year with a possibility of renewal. Applicants should submit their CV and cover letter.