Tech Park, University of Connecticut

Position ID:UConn-TechPark-2018295 [#10891, 2018295]
Position Title: Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist - X-Ray
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Health Tech
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/02/16, finished 2018/10/14, listed until 2018/04/11)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Reporting directly to the Executive Director of the Innovation Partnership Building (IPB) at the UConn Tech Park, the Research Scientist will be engaged in research, securing extramural funding, planning experiments, evaluating, interpreting and publishing results. This position would have a May 2018 start date, and will be renewed annually contingent upon research productivity and successful generation of extramural sponsored projects, including, industry agreements and grant funding.

The successful applicant will be expected to maintain an independent and/or collaborative program of research supported by extramural funding, including writing proposals, running research projects and publishing high quality reports and other publications. The incumbent will also: operate and maintain X-ray based equipment including: X-ray diffraction, XPS, X-ray fluorescence, and other X-ray based techniques; develop new procedures and modify or custom-design complex lab equipment and resolve design and malfunction problems of equipment; perform highly specializes tasks requiring precision and accuracy involving repeatable results; resolve difficult problems with sophisticated and sensitive lab instruments; Instructs others in the proper and safe use of a variety of laboratory equipment, material and chemical handling processes, bottled gases and associated distribution systems, laboratory materials and chemicals, ventilation systems, high temperature furnaces, presses etc.; and may train and or oversee the work of other staff including technical support for material characterization instruments at the Innovation Partnership Building. 


  1. PhD in Material Science, Chemistry, Physics, and other relevant fields.
  2. At least five years of postdoctoral or industry experience in a relevant field.
  3. Experience with X-Ray analysis equipment.
  4. Professional interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team player with a wide variety of individuals.
  5. Strong written and communications skills.
  6. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and activities while simultaneously ensuring problems are resolved efficiently and effectively.


  1. Significant hands-on experience with X-Ray analysis equipment. 
  2. Familiarity with safe handling of materials and chemicals.
  3. Proven troubleshooting and problem-solving capabilities.
  4. Familiarity with developing standard operating procedures.
  5. Familiarity with designing and implementing research protocols.


This is a full-time, 11-month, annually renewable, non-tenure track position. This position has the possibility of annual reappointments, contingent upon performance and funding. Employment is conditional upon the timely completion of an approved I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification Form). Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Select “Apply” to be directed to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following: a cover letter indicating experience with proposal development; curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three reference writers. Screening of applicants will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidates will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018295)

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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Further Info:
University of Connecticut
Tech Park
159 Discovery Drive
Storrs, CT 06268

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