Duke University, Department of Chemistry

Position ID:Duke-Department of Chemistry-MLB_PSD22 [#22750]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Chemistry / Polymer
Appl Deadline:2022/09/30 11:59PMhelp popup**
Position Description:    

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The Becker Laboratory seeks a Postdoctoral Associate who is interested in polymer chemistry and optical characterization to work on a funded interdisciplinary project focused on developing translationally relevant solutions to challenges in intraocular lens development and fabrication. 

The interested candidate will focus on new chemical approaches to controlling molecular architecture and refractive index of polymeric materials and assemblies that control focal lengths as a function of lens shape and deformation. 

The Becker Laboratory for Functional Biomaterials is a multidisciplinary research team that is developing soft matter solutions for unmet medical needs. While working across a number of biomaterial platforms, we are collectively focused on translationally relevant method development that affords the precise placement of bioactive species on degradable polymers. It is a welcoming ecosystem that values diversity and values individual training and professional development. 

Duties and Responsibilities Design and perform experiments related to funded programs Collect and analyze data related to funded programs Maintain subspecialty expertise including literature and participation in journal clubs Collaborate with scientific groups locally, nationally and internationally Maintain a commitment to laboratory safety Promote a positive and inclusive laboratory ecosystem Mentor Becker Lab members including graduate and undergraduate researchers Publish peer-reviewed manuscripts and contribute to funding proposals 

Educational Requirements Ph.D. in Chemistry, biomaterials, chemical or biomedical engineering or related fields 

Experience Recommended (not all required) Demonstrated publication record Demonstrated expertise in polymer chemistry, Schlenk line techniques and photochemistry Demonstrated expertise in polymer characterization – thermal, rheological and optical Ability to maintain research plans and meet deadlines Ability to train and supervise other lab members Strong written and oral communication skills

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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Department of Chemistry
Duke University
Box 90347
Durham, NC 27708-0347