Research Openings on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells at KAUST
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Competitive Tax-free Salary
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a major new graduate university focused on becoming a leader in science and technology research and graduate education. Located near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the university’s coastline campus on the Red Sea features high-quality residences, extensive recreational facilities and beach, a multicultural environment, and a high quality of life for employees and their families.
The Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage Laboratory is a newly established research facility scientifically supervised and managed by Prof. Enrico Traversa at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. The Laboratory aims to cover Fuel Cells, Electrolysis, and Batteries related cutting edge research topics. We are seeking excellent candidates at the Post-Doctoral and Research Scientist level in areas related to materials synthesis and characterization for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. In particular, one Research Scientist position will be open for working on miniaturized SOFCs fabricated with pulsed laser deposition (PLD).
The successful candidates are expected to:
1) have hands-on experience on one or more of the following: synthesis and fundamental characterization of functional oxide materials; thin film deposition using PLD; micro-fuel cells fabrication and characterization; SOFC and SOEC device making and high temperature electrochemical characterization (electrolyte, electrodes, and interconnecting materials); solid-state batteries; flow batteries.
2) be self-driven, creative and independent researcher, and be capable of writing and communicating in English in scientific papers and proposals.
A Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, solid-state chemistry, electrochemistry, chemical engineering, fuel cell technology, or related areas in science and engineering is required. For Research Scientist positions, a significant research experience of more than 3 years after PhD completion is required. Good skills in oral and written English language are a must. A cover letter with a brief research plan statement, curriculum vitae including list of publications, and names and contacts of at least three references must be submitted in a single pdf or Word file to email@example.com. In the subject line write Post-Doc or Research Scientist, depending on the position you are interested into. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled.
Applicants should be aware that no rejection messages will be sent, but only shortlisted candidates will be notified.