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University of Maryland-Baltimore County, College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Research Associate Position

UMBC Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has a postdoctoral position available in nanomaterials chemistry and optical bio-imaging in the laboratory of Prof. Zeev Rosenzweig.  The position will involve the development and synthesis of cadmium and lead free luminescent nanomaterials for biological and biomedical applications, with particular focus on sustainable and nontoxic materials.  Candidates should have a strong background in optical nanomaterials synthesis, optical spectroscopy and imaging methods, and in handling biological samples and cells.  Candidates should also have strong communication skills, ability to conduct research, prepare manuscripts and presentations independently, and ability and willingness to train graduate and undergraduate students in the laboratory.  For best consideration, please submit your cover letter, a CV and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted electronically, and apply online at:  by October 1, 2016.  The start date for the appointment is anticipated in the Fall of 2016.  Review of application materials will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

Summary of Duties

This position will require the synthesis of nanomaterials for biomedical applications, specifically the interactions between nano and macro materials.  The successful candidate for this position will help supervising and training graduate students and managing the laboratory.  The candidate will collaborate with medical researchers in nearby institutions.  Additional responsibilities will include communicating research results to the scientific community through publications and conference presentations.


UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and applications from women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged.