Postdoctoral Fellow In Mof And Cof Chemistry Wanted In Fayetteville

Published 2017-12-25
Expires 2019-06-20
ID #11579
Postdoctoral Fellow In Mof And Cof Chemistry Wanted In Fayetteville
United-states, Arkansas, Fayetteville,
Published December 25, 2017

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Occupation: Postdoctoral fellow in mof and cof chemistry

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Posting Number: NC956P

Position Number: 16396

Chemistry/ Biochemistry

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University
of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of
research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas
students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular
views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas
region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular
hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment
and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental,
life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice
of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the

About the College:

The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the
largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 2 schools, 17 departments, and 43 academic programs and research centers. The
college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university
president and longtime U.S. senator.

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing an educational and work environment in
which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The J. W. Fulbright
College of Arts and Sciences promotes these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of
voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds.

About the Department:

The Department of Chemistry
and Biochemistry strives for excellence in the central science by recruiting a diverse group of the best faculty, staff, and students to
address the challenges of modern chemistry and biochemistry through interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research and education.

Department Home Page:

Job Type: Staff

Summary of
Job Duties

The Beyzavi Group in the Department of
Chemistry/Biochemistry in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas is accepting applications for
a highly motivated and hard-working Postdoctoral Fellow to study Porous Crystalline Materials in particular Metal-Organic Framework (MOFs)
and Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs) as well as Nanoparticles (NPs). This initial appointment will be for one year, with expectation for
renewal. The project will involve collaborative work and the learning of new multidisciplinary techniques. One of the main focuses of rel="noopener" href="" target="_blank">Beyzavi Group is the development of unique catalytic systems to be
incorporated into nanomaterials, e.g. MOFs, COFs and NPs. This position involves organic synthesis of ligands, preparation and
characterizing of MOFs and COFs, and testing their properties, catalytic activities and reporting results to the PI Beyzavi. This position
requires mentoring of junior researchers, manuscript and patent preparation and submission of proposals for further work. This position will
perform other duties as assigned.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to
create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all
relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will
be disqualified from consideration.
  • Ph.D. in Inorganic or Organometallic or Organic Chemistry or Functional Materials or
    in a related area conferred by the start of employment
Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)?


Preferred Qualifications
  • Hands-on experience in preparation and characterization of
    crystalline nanomaterials in particular MOFs and COFs, crystallography, organic synthesis, glovebox techniques, class="caps">HPLC, GC, NMR, and mass spectroscopy
  • Experience in heterogeneous catalysis

  • Demonstrated solid track record of scientific achievement as documented by peer-reviewed scientific journal publications

  • Demonstrated evidence of innovative research ideas and aspirations in MOF and COF
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Strong scientific problem-solving skills
  • Ability to analyze and interpret experimental data
  • Ability to be personally
    motivated and work in a creative manner
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment
Physical activities
associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or
without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • Crouching

  • Kneeling
  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Stooping


  • Feeling
  • Grasping
  • Hearing
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Talking
  • Walking


  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Repetitive motion

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing;
viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.


None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or
administrative work).

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 40 hours per week (schedule
will vary based on position needs)

Overtime Eligible: No

Is this position weather/event
essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement


Work Location/Building: Fayetteville Campus - Chemistry Building, Chemistry and
Biochemistry Research Building, and Discovery Hall. As a part of collaboration, the post-doctoral fellow may be sent to Harvard University,
or another university/institute for several months.

Benefits Eligible: Yes


Salary: Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications

Does this
Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check?:

Does this position require a background check?


If yes, please specify
  • Criminal background check
  • Sex offender registry check

Does this position require a substance abuse test?: No

Pre-employment Screening

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for
applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For
certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry ( MVR) check,
and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or
adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the
position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Close Date: 01/05/2018

Open Until Filled

Recruitment Contact

M. Hassan Beyzavi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

href="mailto:[email protected]?Subject=Posting%20Inquiry" target="_blank">[email protected]

Contact href="" target="_blank">Beyzavi Group

All application materials must be uploaded to
the University of Arkansas employment system at target="_blank"> Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Applicants must submit a cover letter/letter of application; curriculum vitae (including publications and reference contacts); and 10-12
slides (ppt format) of previous research uploaded to the 'Other Documents' link (optionally, applicants can include slides about future
proposed research).

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence
of the academic community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Hiring Location: 222 Administration
Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity,
affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy),
national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual
orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All
applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting:

City, St.: Fayetteville, AR

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