Friday, September 4, 2009

Post-Doctoral Associate Position

The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University (CNS-ASU) seeks to fill one POST-DOCTORAL ASSOCIATE position in the societal implications of nano-scale science and engineering (NSE) starting Fall 2009.

The post-doctoral associate will hold the title of coordinator for private sector outreach and will collaborate with CNS-ASU researchers on the Center’s private sector outreach activities. S/he will also perform significant independent research on issues pertaining to NSE and the private sector and contribute to educational programs. The fellowship is available for one year and renewable for additional years.

Required qualifications for the post-doctoral fellowship include: a doctorate in a related area; demonstrated interest at the intersection of scientific and technological advance and societal implications in general and NSE in particular; and evidence of high achievement in both research and teaching. Desired qualifications include interest and/or experience in: performing or interacting across or researching academic and private sectors in NSE.

Closing date is October 2, 2009; if not filled, every Friday until search is closed.

To apply, submit a detailed letter of application stating qualifications, experience, research plans, and teaching interests; curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three references to Regina Sanborn, Program Manager, Center for Nanotechnology in Society, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 875603, Tempe, Arizona 85287-5603. Submissions may be made by email (preferred) to

This appointment is dependent upon funding from a specific source other than state appropriations (i.e., a cooperative agreement and supplementary awards from the National Science Foundation for CNS-ASU). As such, this appointment may terminate if funding is not available.

CNS-ASU is a federally-funded research, education, and outreach center dedicated to understanding the legal, ethical, and other societal implications of nanotechnology. CNS-ASU works intimately with the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes, which offers an innovative, interdisciplinary environment for developing and testing research and teaching ideas related to the governance and conduct of science and technology in the public interest. A background check is required for employment. AA/EOE


PO BOX 875603 TEMPE AZ 85287-5603

(480) 727-8787 FAX: (480) 727-8791


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