Fellow (Post Doc)

Feb 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


General Description of Position:

The Nanotechnology lab in the Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering department (http://www-personal.ksu.edu/~gurpreet/) at Kansas State University in need of a highly motivated research associate in the field of experimental Nanotechnology. The research will mainly be focused on synthesis of advanced materials such as precursor derived ceramics, graphene oxide, transition metal chalcogenides with applications in energy storage devices and conversion devices. The research work involves synthesis of nanomaterials using liquid phase exfoliation, ceramics, and characterization using Cyclic voltammetry, Impedance spectroscopy, Electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and Corrosion testing. The candidate has an overall responsibility to perform the experiments, analyze the data, and write journal papers/technical reports.

Job Description:

Experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred:

·          Experience in processing of 2-D nanomaterials, ceramics and coatings

·          Demonstrated experience with electrochemical and/or corrosion techniques including use of Origin software

·          Be able to operate electron microscope, XRD, and Raman spectroscope

·          Be able to assemble coin and Swagelok type cells, and supercapacitor devices

·          Expertise in a wide-range of electrochemical testing techniques such as corrosion testing, CV, impedance methods etc.

·          Excellent written oral/communication skills.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Successful applicants must have an earned doctorate in mechanical, materials science, chemistry or related disciplines.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience as Graduate Research Assistant, Postdoc or Research Scientist.

Physical Activities and Environmental Conditions :

Activities associated with working in a scientific lab conducting experimental research.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit a letter of application, vita, 1-3 representative journal papers, and contact information for three professional references.  Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

Screening of Applications Begin:

 Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Salary Range / Pay Rate:

Appointment is for a period of up to one year with a salary of $48,000 annually.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Follow the link to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

Kansas State University actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to The Principles of Community which can be found at https://www.k-state.edu/about/community.html

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.  Kansas State University complies with the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.