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Postdoc Position -- Univ. of Pittsburgh

The Shankar Research Group ( at the University of Pittsburgh anticipates an opening for a postdoctoral associate starting September 2022. The position’s primary area of research will focus on 3D printing with liquid crystal elastomers and cholesteric liquid crystal polymers. A background in synthesis of liquid crystalline polymers, photoalignment techniques and polymer characterization is required.


The initial appointment is for one year with potential to extend up to two years, subject to the availability of funds. The candidate is expected to be independent, self-motivated and possess a proven record of high-quality publications. A doctoral degree in Organic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or Mechanical Engineering is preferred. We will review applications on receipt. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply at, or by searching for requisition 22000840 on


Applicants may also forward their CV to initiate preliminary contact with:


M. R. Shankar

University of Pittsburgh

Department of Industrial Engineering



The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

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