Post Doctoral Fellow
Mechanical Engineering - NFR JM
Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI
JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
Working in team with principle investigators, the Postdoctoral Fellow will design, organize and conduct highly specialized and advanced experiments using established scientific protocols and procedures and in some cases designing new protocols; summarize findings and publish results in research conference or journals; assume general responsibility for scientific operations of the laboratory supporting the research project; provide supervision and guidance to junior technicians, students, and researchers.
Design and implement research protocols; design safety procedures; adapt new procedures, methods or instrumentation relative to research procedures.
Oversee material preparation, and equipment maintenance; quality control analysis of materials and products.
Collect, prepare and analyze research data; keep a detailed notebook summarizing experiments and recording research data; maintain computer database of research data; tabulate and display data for presentation in research conferences and for manuscript preparation; use graphics and statistical software to analyze and present data.
Supervise other personnel in the laboratory to coordinate research efforts for increased efficiency; participate in training of fellows, residents, students and volunteer workers as needed.
Search pertinent scientific literature as needed.
Assist with ordering and procurement of supplies and equipment and with general maintenance of laboratory.
United States of America (Exempt)
WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.
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