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The Wu lab at the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Cincinnati is seeking a well-qualified Postdoctoral Researcher to support a DOE-sponsored research project focused in the areas of electrocatalyst design and synthesis, electrochemical reaction engineering and process, and electrochemical system design.
The successful candidate will possess excellent experimental and analytical skills as well as strong written communication abilities. Additionally, the successful candidate has demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively with team members of diverse research backgrounds, skills, and perspectives.
Design and execute experiments related to catalyst design, synthesis, and evaluation for CO2 reduction
Write technical reports and scientific papers for peer-reviewed journals
Assist in writing grant proposals to achieve funding goals for future research
Train new graduate students on experimental methods
Supports project management and collaboration across institutions or disciplines
Develop standard operating procedures and safety protocols for laboratory
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science or related discipline
Strong research history in a field or fields related to catalyst synthesis (for example, pulsed laser, co-sputtering and slug flow) and electrochemical reaction engineering
Demonstrated practical written and oral communication skills as evidenced through application materials
Demonstrated work history as a member of a research team as evidenced through application materials
Independent work capability with minimal supervision and direction
Ability to train new graduate students with necessary experimental skills
Doctoral Degree in the appropriate field or discipline, or the recognized terminal degree
In-depth knowledge of specialized field, process or discipline.
May require experience with specialized software programs.
Additional Qualifications Considered
Substantial research experience and independent development of innovative ideas related to catalyst synthesis (e.g., pulsed laser, co-sputtering, and slug flow) and electrochemical reactor design for CO2 reduction.
Application Process Information
A complete application consists of the online application, cover letter, and resume. Three professional references can be provided later per requested.
Candidates will be evaluated on (i) the candidate's research experience, as evidenced by a resume and cover letter, (ii) prior research publications and/or patent applications, (iii) references
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
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