Research Associate – Research Foundation of The City University of New York – New York, NY

Research Associate
Research Foundation of The City University of New York
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New York, NY
The City University of New York’s newest facility, the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) builds on the success of the University’s rich past with the goal of becoming a leader in visionary scientific research in the future. Focusing on the fields of Structural Biology, Nanotechnology, Photonics, Neuroscience, and Environmental Sciences, the ASRC will operate as a nucleus of a University-wide science enterprise, fostering the development of an integrated research network that brings together faculty, students, and post-doctoral fellows from CUNY’s colleges across the five boroughs. This state-of-the-art, world-class facility will house a staff of elite scientists and leaders who will seek to break down the walls between disparate but increasingly interrelated disciplines of applied science. To learn more about the ASRC visit

The CUNY ASRC Nanoscience Initiative seeks applicants from individuals with experience in nanomaterials and scanning probe microscopy to Dr. Elisa Riedo’s research group as a Research Associate. A PhD in specific research areas (eg. Physics or Engineering) is essential. The successful applicant will have a proven track record of peer reviewed publications in high quality journals, excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work well independently or as part of a team.

Other Duties

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Performs research activities independently under supervision of PI and assists with complex research activities.

Accurately documents findings, progress and observations, and interprets results

Assists in experimental design and method development

Writes research proposals and abstracts

Prepares research results for publication and assists with writing publications

Trains new employees in routine processes, and mentors students

Ensures the safe operation of equipment and the effective completion of assignments by following protocols

Performs related duties as assigned.


Core Competencies

Intellectual strength in a field of knowledge, or specialty, pertinent to the research area, as evidenced in areas of study, teaching, publication and/or research background; knowledge of cutting-edge research in the field;

Ability to comprehend and act on assignments of varying complexity

Ability to handle multiple assignments

Ability to work on a team as well as independently

Ability to use effectively all research equipment and devices standard to the field; ability to use and manage web-based technology as required

Minimum qualifications

A Ph.D. in an appropriate field of science or engineering from an accredited institution

Preferred Skills


Experience in an area of science or engineering relating to nanotechnology and surface science

Expertise in an experimental area of nanomaterials and scanning probe microscopy.

Demonstrated expertise at working across and within disciplines

Experience of supervising students at UG and PG level

Publication of results in high quality journals

Evidence of active conference participation

Personal Attributes

Excellent communication skills

A proven team player, able to collaborate and motivate successfully

Ability to plan workload effectively

Excellent interpersonal skills

Confident and competent experimentalist

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