JOB POSTING – POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
Area of Research: The Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto is searching for a postdoctoral fellow in the area of waterborne urethane-acrylic coatings.
Description of duties: The project is based on new chemistry developed by our industrial partner, a large multinational corporation with significant activity in Canada. Our task in this project is to help develop a fundamental scientific understanding of film formation and polymer miscibility in this system, employing spectroscopic techniques developed in the Winnik laboratory.
Salary: $42,000 – $52,000 CDN (commensurate with the level of experience)
Required qualifications: The successful candidate will have a PhD degree in Chemistry, proven research ability including publications in peer-reviewed journals and excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience in polymer synthesis is important since a key aspect of the work will involve the synthesis of core-shell acrylic latex labeled with fluorescent dyes.
Desired qualifications: Experience with working on emulsion polymerization. If you have this experience, please feature it in your cover letter.
Application instructions: If interested in this position, please submit a cover letter, CV, and names of three individuals who will be willing to provide letters of reference (reference letters are not required at this stage but will be requested for those selected to be interviewed). Make sure to include your research background, research interests, long-term career goals, and your fit with the focus of this call in your cover letter. Your CV should include your education, publications, awards, conference abstracts, and research experience.
Send these documents to Professor Mitch A. Winnik at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: Review of applications will commence on November 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. All applicants who apply will be advised by email of the outcome of their application within 10 days of the acceptance of the positions by the successful applicants.
Supervisor: Professor Mitch A. Winnik (for homepage, see: https://sites.chem.utoronto.ca/maw/)
Expected start date: January or February 2024 (this date is flexible based on the selected candidates’ availability)
Term: Initial appointment is for one year, with possible renewal for another 1-2 years upon mutual agreement and funding availability.
FTE: 100%. The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.
Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.
This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.
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