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Postdoc Fellowship in Nanomaterials
Employer: Jimma University
Location: Multiple Locations
Employment Start Date: As soon as possible

Organization Description:

Jimma University is the nationally first-ranked university with over 40,000 students and 3,000 faculty members.

Job Description:

Department of Materials Science & Engineering is a national role model for research-oriented department, established with a start-up budget of USD 10 million with a focus on nanomaterials. Obviously, nanomaterials research is the heart of the department, which is supervised by Professor Ali Eftekhari, President of the American Nano Society, and Founding Chair of the Department.

The nanomaterials group has a fellowship for a talented researcher who is interested in different aspects of nanomaterials. The groups research is devoted to (i) fundamental studies of basic nanomaterials such as different forms of carbon, and (ii) practical applications of nanomaterials, e.g., in energy systems.

Our projects are in collaboration with other research groups in the US and EU. Depending on the projects, our researchers may visit our partner groups in the United States and Europe.


✅ A PhD in materials science & engineering, chemistry or closely related disciplines. 
✅ Background in research topics in the realms of clinical chemistry or medicinal chemistry 
✅ Commitment to teaching excellence (teaching at different levels is part of the job duties)
✅ Excellent experimental skills 
✅ Good knowledge of materials characterization
✅ Good skills in synthesis and chemistry lab
✅ Excellent writing and communication skills 

Features and Benefits

☑ Tax-free salary in the range of $25,000 - $40,000. 
☑ Home allowance. 
☑ Covering required flights. 
☑ Department of Materials Science & Engineering has an international atmosphere with faculty members from various countries. 
☑ The project is totally international with strong network with leading research groups in various countries (our team members can find other positions in the course of joint projects). 
☑ Jimma University is the nationally first-ranked university with over 40,000 students and 3,000 staff. 
☑ The official language of education in Ethiopia is English from high school. 
☑ The university has its own farm and dairy and provide fresh natural products to staff.

Criteria of Selection

➠ The main criterion of selection is the motivation and passion for cutting-edge research. We are generally interested in applicants who wish to work in a leading research group as a transition to continue their scientific career in top universities, rather than applicants who look for routine jobs in their scientific career.
➠ Our strategy is result-oriented research with tangible progress of projects in planned direction.
➠ Candidates must be committed to team work, and follow planned duty precisely.

Steps of Selection DO NOT submit applications by emails, as the process is through our online system.
➋ Applications will be immediately reviewed to examine basic criteria of selection. Shortlisted candidates will be normally notified within a week after submission. 
➌ Approved candidates (shortlisted) will be asked to provide the names of at least three references to submit letter of recommendation.
➍ All shortlisted candidates will be reviewed (along with their letters of recommendation), and the successful candidate will be selected.

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Date Posted: November 8, 2013