Summary of Position: This position provides leadership in handling instrument maintenance and lab organization to ensure a good research environment and high research efficiency. The holder of this position is also expected to mentor junior lab members in their research and revise draft manuscripts so that a higher quality manuscript is submitted to Prof. Sun for further revision. This benefits the overall research productivity in the Sun lab.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 60% Research
Responsible for conducting research assigned and brainstorming new research ideas. Specifically: 1. Conducts independently laboratory experiments (sponsored, non- sponsored, or contract). This is essential to move projects along. 2. Summarizes and presents data bi-weekly. This is critical to communicate with the supervisor on the progress of assigned projects. 3. Interprets data and proposes future work. This is required for deriving new knowledge. 4. Writes manuscripts and project reports (interim and final). This is essential for being successful at this position.
Responsible for proactively interacting with other lab members to assist them with their research through discussion, sharing pertaining scientific literature, and troubleshooting
10% Lab management
Responsible for 1) lab equipment maintenance and repair as well as enforcing lab rules for a safe and efficient environment; 2) Developing and/or updating SOPs for different instruments; 3) Overseeing reservation and use of logbooks for all instruments in the lab
* The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.
Work arrangements: This role is offered as an on-campus position where you are required to be onsite at our Twin Cities, MN campus. The ability for some flexibility with this requirement and the specific schedule will be determined between you and your supervisor.
Working Conditions: The majority of the work in this position is performed in a laboratory setting.
Supervision: Mentor/coach or provide guidance; lead project teams and/or other collaborative efforts; interview applicants; assign, schedule, direct work, and/or evaluate the work of colleagues and/or co-workers. May have authority to supervise student employees
Required Qualifications: Advanced degree with 1 or more years of research training Knowledge typically acquired through Ph.D., postdoctoral, and industry training. A successful candidate must possess knowledge in pharmaceutical formulation, materials science, solid-state chemistry, powder technology, and various processes, such as dry granulation and crystallization. Strong communication skills and writing skills.
Preferred Qualifications: A candidate with relevant industry experience, such as hands-on experience with HPLC, data processing using OriginnLab, Material Studio, CrystalExplorer, Gaussian, Python. .
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