Post Doctoral Researcher, Nanotechnology Institute

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA
Deadline: 09 May 2017
Post Doctoral Researcher, Nanotechnology Institute  
Nanomaterials group of Professor Gogotsi ( is seeking a post-doctoral associate to work on a research project on carbon nanomaterials for use in electrochemical capacitors and batteries.  
Candidates must have a PhD in materials science chemistry or a closely related field.
This position requires a strong experimentalist with demonstrated experience in material synthesis and electrochemistry in which prior experience with batteries, electrochemical capacitors, spectroscopy and microscopy will be an advantage.
The candidate should be a self-starter, able to work independently, supervise graduate and undergraduate students, and able to participate creatively in refining program directions. Presentations at national/international meetings and publication of scientific results in high profile peer-reviewed journals are expected. The candidate must have good oral and written communication skills, and be able to interact effectively with a broad range of colleagues.
Applicants must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment.
Applicants should attach, in a single file, the following three components: a statement of their research expertise, curriculum vitae, and contact information for references.  
This appointment is offered for one year with the possibility of extension up to 3 years.
The research will involve synthesis of nanomaterials and electrochemical studies of carbon-based electrodes.
The research will be conducted in collaboration with other researchers in the US and abroad in which experimental studies will be integrated with theory, modeling, and simulation.
The expected products of this research is development of new materials and an improved understanding of the electrolyte-electrode interfaces and new electrical energy storage materials.
Other duties as assigned.  
This position with the University is supported fully or partially by external funds; therefore, this offer and the continuation of your employment are contingent on receipt of those external funds.
Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11 percent) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.
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