Sherine O. Obare, Ph.D.
Dean, Professor Nanoscience
Dr. Obare has established an internationally recognized and externally funded research program that has fostered successful collaborations in chemistry and environmental engineering globally. She has received many awards and accomplishments including the National Science Foundation CAREER award, the Mary McLeod Bethune Award for Science and Technology, and the American Competitiveness and Innovation Fellowship of the National Science Foundation. She has also been named one of the top 25 women professors in the state of Michigan by Online Schools Michigan. Her research work lies in the area of designing nanoscale materials for drug delivery, environmental remediation, improved healthcare, alternative energy, and in developing strategies to improve STEM education.
In addition to her work as associate vice president for research and a professor of chemistry at Western Michigan University, Dr. Obare serves as a research leader fellow at the American Public and Land-Grant University Council on Research. She’s served previously as associate chair of chemistry and graduate advisor at Western Michigan.
She earned her B.S. in chemistry with a minor in biology from West Virginia State University and her Ph.D. in inorganic/analytical chemistry from University of South Carolina. Her postdoctoral education in chemistry and environmental engineering was completed at The Johns Hopkins University.
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP POSITION
Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
North Carolina A&T State University
2907 E. Gate City Blvd
Greensboro, NC 27401
The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering seeks to hire a highly talented scientist to participate in a research program focused on advanced battery and energy technology. The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering is an innovative collaboration between the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The postdoctoral fellowship advertised herein is a position through the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Participants with a background in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science or a related field are encouraged to apply.
The postdoctoral fellow will gain deep insight into the science and engineering of materials for battery development as well as materials that affect energy technology development.
The candidate will contribute to the advancement of new materials and new processes to enhance lithium battery operation, thus allowing the candidate to apply their scientific and technical expertise to the development of solutions for problems in areas of energy efficiency. Initial appointments are for one year.
Appointments will be awarded to applicants based on research background and experience.
It is expected that all applicants will be hired after successful completion of their dissertations. The ideal candidates will:
• Have strong analytical, research and communication (oral and written) skills and demonstrated capacity for creative thinking.
• Have a strong technical background and expertise in an energy-technology-related field.
• Be interested in being part of a multi-disciplinary, fast-paced environment, focused on energy technology research and development.
Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their academic and research record, expertise in their field of study, interest in applying their technical skills and knowledge to energy-related research and potential for making contributions to the solution of problems in areas of energy efficiency. Priority for selection will be given to applicants whose area of expertise is interdisciplinary and/or innovative and well-aligned with the research of the co-PIs. The review process may include phone and/or in-person interviews with potential candidates.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications for the postdoctoral position will remain open until the position is filled.
To apply to this position, all applicants must submit the following:
• Letter of interest
• Full curriculum vitae*
• Examples of publications
All materials must be mailed to the following address:
CV must include the following:
• Education History. List all institutions from which you received or expect to receive a degree, beginning with current or most recent institution. Include the name of the academic institution, degree awarded or expected, date of awarded or expected degree, and academic discipline.
• Work and Research Experience. List all work and research experiences beginning with current or most recent. Include the name of the employer, location, position held, and time period involved.
• Leadership Experience. List experiences (e.g., work, civic, volunteer, research) that demonstrate your leadership skills. Detail your role, type of experience, organization, location, and duration.
• Honors and Awards. List in chronological order (most recent first) any awards or public recognitions. Include the name of awarding institution, title of the award or honor, and date of award or honor.
• Publications. List publications in the following order: 1) referee journals; 2) books; 3) published proceedings; 4) non-refereed articles; and 5) patents. Citations must include a) authors; b) year of publication; c) title; d) full name of journal; e) volume number; and f) page number(s).
Applicants are required to provide contact information for three recommendations in order to complete the application. Letters of recommendation are not required to complete an application. Selected candidates will be notified to submit letters of recommendation as part of the final selection process. Letters must come from three professional or scientific individuals familiar with the applicant’s qualifications. Recommenders should provide comments (preferably with specific examples) regarding the applicant’s personal characteristics and scientific capabilities that will assist in providing a complete picture of the applicant’s abilities and qualifications.