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Postdoc / Postdoctoral researcher - Soft materials
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Nov. 28, 2019
Title Postdoc / Postdoctoral researcher - Soft materials
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department Chemical and Materials Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Physics - General
    Materials Sciences/Polymer Sciences

A postdoctoral position is available in the Soft materials and interfaces group at the University of Kentucky ( The researcher will be appointed for a year, with possible one year renewal for up to two more years, dependent on availability of funding and sufficient progress. The researcher will be focused on experimental work related to the physics and chemistry of wetting, adhesion, and mechanics of soft surfaces. The candidate should have a strong interest and background in soft matter physics and mechanics, polymer science, and/or interfacial phenomena. The successful candidate will have a PhD in polymer/materials science, physics, mechanical engineering, or a related area. Experience with confocal and optical microscopy, atomic force microscopy, rheometry, and soft materials preparation would be useful. Interested candidates should send a short statement on past/current research, a CV, and contact information for references to

The Soft materials and interfaces group is in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Kentucky. The group currently has four doctoral students and a few undergraduates. The University of Kentucky is located in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, in the heart of the Bluegrass Region and was ranked in the top 30 best places to live by US News. It has a vibrant and growing downtown, is known as the horse capital of the world, is an hour from the Red River Gorge, and offers several local distilleries, restaurants, and breweries.

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