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Research Scientist

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Position Information

Position Title Research Scientist
Classification Title Research Scientist
Posting Number R1700041
Employer Research Foundation
Appointment Type
Position Type
Appointment Term
Salary Grade E.8
Strategic Strength

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

The Institute on Research and Education in Energy, Environment and Water (RENEW) at the University at Buffalo (UB) aims to advance Energy, Water and Environmental Sustainability as a foundation for a regenerative economy through interdisciplinary research cutting across UB’s academic organizations. The institute’s interdisciplinary focus — involving the faculties of the School of Architecture and Planning, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Law School, School of Management, School of Public Health and Health Professions, and the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences — is designed to foster new collaborations and innovative ideas. The initiative taps the leadership and vision of deans and faculty at these seven schools and colleges. The institute engages over 100 faculty in these seven schools and aims to hire 19 additional faculty. Further details can be found in
The Institute has five technical focus areas that crosscut Energy, Environment, & Water: (1) Next-Generation Materials and Technologies for Energy, Environment & Water Sustainability; (2) Sustainable Urban Environments; (3) Freshwater Coastal Ecosystems and Blue Economy; (4) Environmental Exposures, Genomes and Health; and (5) Climate Change & Socio-Economic Impacts. At present, the Institute has the following positions available:

Electron Microscopy Research Specialist: We seek outstanding candidates with significant expertise and experience in electron microscopy characterization using advanced techniques including atomic-scale aberration-corrected STEM, EELS, EDS, structural and chemical characterization. Experience with state-of-the-art microscopes is essential. Experience working with thin-film, multilayer samples desired. Experience in high-resolution characterization of REBCO-type high-temperature superconductors preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

A doctorate in a relevant science or engineering discipline with a minimum of two years work experience beyond the doctorate is required. A strong record of research publication, and proven ability to write grant proposals. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary/compensation will be dependent on educational background and experience. For additional information, please email

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
Salary Range 23,660.00 - 197,698.81
Work Hours
FTE 1.0
Special Instructions to Applicants
Close DateExternal Closing Date 04/13/2018
Open Until Filled No

Contact Information

Contact's Name Amit Goyal
Contact's Title Director
Contact's Email
Contact's Phone 716-645-5900

Posting Dates

Posted 04/14/2017
Deadline for internal applicants
Deadline for external applicants open until filled
Date to be filled

Reference Letters

Number of reference letters required 3
Reference Cutoff Date
Instructions to Applicant

References requested within one month of application

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Research Statement
  5. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents
  1. Writing Sample