Position Description and Duties
academic research in connection with CUNY programs; may assist faculty, staff,
and students in conducting research and lead research efforts involving
- Develops research plans and proposals and participates in acquiring funding
- Collects, analyzes, and assures validity of data
- Writes progress reports; writes and publishes findings
- Collaborates with internal and external colleagues
- Adheres to standards for safety and hygiene and ethical conduct as defined by
the University and relevant outside parties
Research Associate will work in the Chemical Engineering department and will
carry out independent research in the area of materials science and
engineering. Specifically, the research associate will be responsible for
conducting experiments related to the microscopic characterization including
but not limited to electron microscopy, confocal microscopy, and scanning probe
microscopy. This Research Associate will also interface with the Microscopy
core facilities in the division of science as well as the microscopy facilities
in the structural biology center. Additionally, the Research Associate will
help coordinate research collaborations with other labs through correspondence,
reagent acquisition or shipments, and participate in meetings with investigators
from other labs to discuss protocols and data and coordinate joint experiments.
Develop and write first author manuscripts reporting results of independent
projects. Pursue independent grant funding. Perform supervisory
responsibilities for research technicians assigned to group and help orient and
train new personnel in lab safety and experimental procedures. Perform duties
related to lab organization and management.
Research duties include:
Maintain and operate the various microscopes that currently reside within the
department including confocal, electron, scanning probe, and optical. The
person will also be responsible for maintaining a scheduling and usage
calendar, as well as training students to use various equipment. Interfacing
equipment with computers and having general skills in electronics, mechanics,
and programming will be a significant value to the position.
offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents
based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and
Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or
semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits
are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.
Qualifications and Requirements
Degree in a related field and demonstrated research ability.
in chemical engineering, materials science or engineering, physical chemistry
physics, with minimum of 3 years lab experience and an outstanding record of
accomplishment. Experience in microscopy is required. Other required skills
include excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; fluent in English
with excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work
independently, design experiments, and analyze data; computer skills;
detail-oriented; and a positive attitude towards learning new procedures and
Preference will be given to candidates with record of innovative project
contributions including peer-reviewed publications and grant funding.
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