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Visiting Scholar

Job Description


Visiting Scholar
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh-(23001864)

Required Educational Background:Applicant must have a Ph.D. in materials science or a closely-related field. Postdoctoral experience in the energy field.

Required Skillset:For the research component of the position, the required skillset includes: Strong background in materials development and characterization in a harsh environment for energy applications.In addition to conducting research, your duties may also include preparing reports, performing literature reviews, supervising graduate and undergraduate students, and assisting with other projects in the laboratory.In addition, because this job is related to a new test rig, you will also be asked to participate in the setup of the new equipment.Another requirement is a strong interest in basic and applied research. Good verbal and written communication skills; Ability to work both independently and within a team structure delivering project components on given time schedules; Ability to multi-task.

Responsibilities:The research-related responsibilities of this position will include: Mentoring graduate students; Writing journal publications, preparing reports that summarize the work conducted for progress reports to funding agencies; Planning, developing, and implementing technical and scientific research programs; Contributing to proposal writing and acquisition of preliminary data.

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit coronavirus.pitt.edu to learn more about this requirement.
Assignment Category:Part-time regular
Campus:Pittsburgh
Required Attachments:Curriculum Vitae

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