[20120701] Research Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Research Assistant Professor (F1200056)
Department of Geology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The Department of Geology in the School of Earth, Society, and Environment (SESE) seeks a full-time (12 month) Research Assistant Professor. This position will establish the new COMPRES (Consortium for Material Properties Research in Earth Sciences) Technology Center (COMPTECH) at Argonne National Lab and serve as the Center’s Lead Scientist. Detailed information about COMPRES can be found at www.compres.us.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Work closely with the COMPTECH Advisory Board and the COMPRES Executive Committee in identifying experimental technology needs of the COMPRES community; spearhead partnerships with existing beam line facilities at the Advanced Photon Source that are of interest to the COMPRES community; lead community-oriented development of infrastructure and experimental methodology projects at these facilities; coordinate activities of collaborative user groups that use these facilities; supervise activities of any additional COMPRES personnel at Argonne; build a vigorous externally-funded research program at these facilities.

A Ph.D. in high-pressure research, mineralogy, crystallography, condensed matter physics, solid-state chemistry/spectroscopy or closely related field is required. At least 2 years of post-Ph.D. professional experience; a strong publication record; ability to generate independent research reports, publications, and grant proposals; ability to interact effectively with other scientists; experience with and synchrotron-related experimental techniques, computer programming, scientific instrumentation development, design and control.

Successful record in obtaining funding through peer-reviewed proposals and expertise in designing, building and using scientific instrumentation are preferred.

Target Starting date: September 1, 2012. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application: Create your candidate profile and upload application materials at https://jobs.illinois.edu. To ensure full consideration, upload your cover letter, resume, and names and email addresses of 3 professional references by July 1, 2012.

For further information, please contact Dr. Przemyslaw Dera at dera@cars.uchicago.edu.


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