Postdoctoral Research Associate

first_imgDiversity Statement:Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal accessinstitution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provideequal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities toall (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants foradmission, students, and others affiliated with the University)without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex,religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status,veteran status or genetic information.Special Instructions Regarding Attachments:Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please besure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field beforecontinuing through the application. Once your applicationhas been submitted, no changes may be made and additionalattachments will not be considered.An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable duringthe application process. For positions requiring a degree, theofficial transcripts are required upon hire.Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United Statesrequire a equivalency statement from a certified transcriptevaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of anaccredited institution within the USA. This report must be attachedwith the application and submitted by the applicationdeadline.All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date ofthe job announcements.This position requires a background check, which may includea level II screening as required by the Florida Statute§435.04. PhD in Engineering, Physics, Nanotechnology or MaterialsScience.Two years of experience in the discipline that includesexperimental and/or numerical research work in a field closelyrelated to the application of graphene. Expertise in optoelectronic devices fabrication andcharacterization is an essential requirement, as demonstrated bypublications in journals.Experience in handling collaborations within research projects,including reporting and attendance to project meetings is alsoimportant. Postdoctoral Research AssociateJob Description SummaryNew applications of graphene and other hybrid relatedmaterialsTeam led by Dr. Nicoleta HickmanThe Sustainability and Renewable Energy Laboratory from FloridaPolytechnic University has an opening for a Postdoctoral ResearchAssociate to perform multidisciplinary research that explores newapplications of graphene and other hybrid related materials. Thecandidate will assist the existent research team led by Dr.Nicoleta Hickman in the design, fabrication, characterization, andoptimization of graphene and hybrid based optoelectronic devices. Arequirement is the ability to continually update knowledge in thespecialist area via the technical literature, engage in continuousprofessional development, and strong self-direction in terms ofmanaging short term deadlines and long term project goals.Job DescriptionSPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: DESIRED / PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: MINIMUM QUALIFICATION: Design and build experimental tests,Device design, fabrication, characterization, andoptimizationProvide a full data analysis and interpretation of the data,using a variety of analytical and computational tools.Interaction with research teams from Florida Poly and researchagenciesMentoring and training of graduate and undergraduatestudentsPresenting scientific findings at conferencesPreparing and publishing scientific findings in peer-reviewedjournalsPreparing and filing patent applications on new inventions Commensurate with experience and qualifications APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: Positions are open until filled (or recruitment cancelled).Review of applications will begin immediately and continue untilthe positions are filled.Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to workin the United States. This proof must be provided prior toemployment at the University. An appointment is not final untilproof is provided. APPLICATION PROCESS : All Applicants are required to uploadthe following documents (combine all documents in one file ifpossible, 5MB max or five attachments): Cover letter and Curriculum VitaeStatement of Research InterestsList of three professional references (name and contactinformation) EXPECTED STARTING SALARY:last_img read more

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Student runs marathon…on a treadmill

first_imgWhile many were still lying in bed students to sublet their rooms, Unlease is helping students make back looking forward to May Day, Somerville student Tom Dillon ran 26.2 miles on a treadmill. Beginning at 10am on Saturday 30 April in the Somerville Gym, Tom finished shortly before 2pm, completing his first marathon in under four hours, which is a time widely considered to be the benchmark for a successful first attempt.Running for more than pride, Tom also raised publicity for Unlease, a peer to peer platform allowing students to sublet their rooms more easily, by tearing up 26 fixed long-term letting agreements along the 26 miles.Unlease co-founder Mags Chilaev commented, “Tom Dillon set himself the challenge of completing a marathon in under four hours to highlight the plight of students who are stuck in rigid 12-month contracts and who waste thousands of pounds in rent each year.“He was unlease-ing, so to speak, his potential in the same way that Unlease Hosts unlease their rooms’ potential by subletting, instead of instead of letting those rooms stand idle each holiday.” Chilaev explained, “As a result of recent changes in legislation which make it a lot easier for thousands in rent which they would otherwise be wasting on an empty room.“The marathon idea started as we were sat having coffee, and Tom, in his delusional mindset, claimed he could run one easily with no training.”Jack Cottom, Tom’s friend“The average student in Oxford wastes about £2,500 in rent each year when their room is empty during non-term time every Christmas, Easter and summer holidays – that’s almost half of the yearly rent. While their rooms are standing empty, there are a tonne of other students in need of medium-term accommodation either because they are visiting Oxford for a research project or simply getting kicked out of their college rooms. Unlease matches up people looking for medium-term accommodation with students who need to sublet and in doing so utilises all that empty accommodation, in a city which has one of the worst housing crises in the country.” Tom’s friend Jack Cottam told Cherwell how the endeavour came about. “The marathon idea started as we were sat having coffee, and Tom, in his delusional mindset, claimed he could run one easily with no training. The challenge was taken up, and wagers were placed between the two of us. “Cut to two weeks later and the marathon had spread via small talk, to the point where there was no going back. The Facebook event was made and interest was decent.”Initially, Jack was doubtful about Tom’s chances, “Tom’s previous training had consisted of two runs – the longest being 15 miles, after which he couldn’t walk for a day. So, when the day came, and Tom was eating his athlete’s breakfast of porridge just 20 minutes before the ‘race’ began, I was sceptical. [Bearing in mind I never wanted him to succeed, his lack of stretching beforehand reassured my belief that Tom would injure himself – or worse – after an hour. But Tom’s persistence became clear, and where he lacked in ability he compensated for with financial incentive, and pro-digious peer pressure.]“The last half hour was intense, as Tom was visibly weakening (so it seemed) and his legs were getting heavier – he had been relatively comfortable before then. But, as the gym started to busy with spectators, the peer-pressure (and financial reward) forced Tom to complete the run.” Jack grudgingly conceded,“Although I lost a fair bit of money I can see he’s done alright. He’s still not an athlete though.”Tom agreed with Jack’s assessment, “Whilst I think I was more dignified than Paula Radcliffe, he’s probably right that I am far from being an athlete”. Unfortunately after enduring the marathon, Tom was unable to endure to May Day. “I went to the pub after the race and was written off by two pints because I think the blood was pumping so hard – after disgracing myself, I collapsed in bed”. However, the experience hasn’t deterred Tom, as he told Cherwell, “I might do the London Marathon next year, or at least run outside”.last_img read more

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Veterans Day Program Set for Wednesday Morning

first_imgThe placing of a memorial wreath is an annual tradition during Ocean City’s Veterans Day Program. This year’s event is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11.Ocean City’s annual Veterans Day Program will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 11) in Veterans Memorial Park on the 500 block of Wesley Avenue.The Wednesday forecast calls for morning clouds turning to sun with a high of 62 degrees.The program includes:Welcome by Ocean City Business Administrator Jim MallonInvocation by Pastor Steve Donat of St. Peter’s Methodist ChurchPresentation of the Colors by L/CPL George L. Dramis, Marine Corps League Detachment 676The Star Spangled Banner will be sung by Julia Mary WilsonThe Pledge of Allegiance led by American Legion Commander Bob Marzulli followed by the Armed Forces Medley Colors Retired.Mayor Jay A. Gillian will offer remarks and Ocean City Primary School students will present a “Thank You To Veterans.”VFW Commander, Mike Morrissey will introduce guest speaker, Vietnam Veteran, Joe Griffies.There will be a Placing of the Wreath by Clark Manley and Jim RivielloBenediction by Reverend Mark P. Bruesehoff, St. John’s Lutheran ChurchClosing by VFW Commander Mike MorrisseyThe Memorial Wreath is provided by Mark Videtto, Spinning Wheel Florists.last_img read more

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