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Title UNAM Research Scientist
Categories Research Scientist
Location Ankara, Turkey
Job Information

The National Nanotechnology Research Center of Turkey (UNAM) and the Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, seek candidates for multiple Research Scientist positions, starting in September 2020 onward. The primary responsibilities of the successful candidates will be to establish and develop an internationally recognized research program with a strong focus on research and development in collaboration with the industry in addition to acquiring research funding to support their research and to co-supervise graduate students. These positions benefit from no teaching load, thanks to a generous grant by the Ministry of Development of the Republic of Turkey.

We seek to hire excellent young researchers in all areas of material science, nanoscience and nanotechnology. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in material science or a related field, including physics, chemistry, biology or engineering. Candidates that bridge disciplines, have synergistic interests with existing research thrusts, or bring unique research perspectives are encouraged to highlight these in their application materials. We warmly welcome and encourage applications from female candidates and from all nationalities. 

UNAM was established at Bilkent University to promote excellence for scientific research and technology development. UNAM faculty have been generously recognized by numerous prestigious awards, grants and honors, including ERC (European Research Council), NIH (US National Insitute of Health), EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization), memberships in national academies, and numerous top national and international science awards. UNAM boasts state-of-the-art research infrastructure, which was established and is continually supported by the Ministry of Development. In addition to being a national research powerhouse, UNAM has the additional role of a national user facility with over 1000 users from industry and academia. UNAM is also dedicated to training high-caliber graduate students through its Materials Science and Nanotechnology (MSN) Graduate Program (MS and PhD degrees) at Bilkent.

Bilkent University has endeavored to serve as a world-class research university since its inception, and currently ranks among the world’s top 100 universities for engineering and technology. Bilkent University boasts a beautiful campus, conveniently located about 8 km from the city center of Ankara, in a serene, pleasant neighborhood with access to excellent schools, covering all grades from kindergarten to high school, including international schools where teaching is entirely in English. Salary is competitive and on-campus housing is typically offered to successful applicants.

Application materials comprising a CV, a detailed research & industry cooperation statement,  and a list of three references can be submitted at any time at Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. There are three evaluation stages. The initial screening determines the suitability of candidate to the institutes needs. The second stage involves on-site interviews. The third state is the decision of the UNAM Board of Management based on the evaluations of the institute and -if needed- the external reviewers. 

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