Post Doctoral Fellow in Batteries

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Position NumberPOST40Working TitlePost Doctoral Fellow in BatteriesDivisionAcademic AffairsDepartmentCollege of Engineering (Col)Work UnitMechanical Engineering and Engineering ScienceWork LocationVacancy Open ToAll CandidatesPosition DesignationPost DocEmployment TypeTemporary - Part-timeHours per week40Work SchedulePay Rate$31,650.67Minimum Experience/Education

The Postdoctoral appointee must have recently (within the last eight years) been awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Sc.D., M.D.) in Mechanical Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related majors, specializing lithium ion modeling and simulation in multiphysics fields.

Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:

A strong experimental and theoretical background with evidence of skills related to lithium-ion battery, electric vehicles or energy storage systems.
A good understanding of commercialized power lithium-ion batteries and electric vehicle, cell phone or laptop product.
A good experience of numerical computation software such as COMSOL, ALTAIR and ABAQUS.
A strong publication record, especially in renewed journals in mechanics, electrochemistry and energy field.
PI research project experience is preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities

The employee will carry out research on Multiphysics modeling of lithium ion battery for safety behaviors, funded by industrial funding.

The employee will report to Professor Jun Xu and will be a senior member of Professor Jun Xu’s research group, supporting projects through original research, collaboration with other team members, and mentoring of students. The employee will also contribute to additional proposal efforts, thereby strengthening UNC Charlotte’s ability to attract external funding.

The employee’s principal research responsibilities will be developing multiphysics modeling of lithium-ion batteries for safety behaviors. The employee will confer with Professor Jun Xu on overall research direction and strategy but will exercise a considerable amount of independent judgment and original thinking in carrying out research that contributes to original knowledge and advances the University’s reputation in research. The employee will publish research results, in collaboration with Professor Jun Xu, in recognized journals. The employee will share student mentoring with Professor Jun Xu and will participate in departmental seminars and other professional activities as assigned.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. Applicants subject to criminal background check.

Other Work/Responsibilities

The employee will have already acquired a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and should be able to exercise scientific judgment on a day-to-day basis. He or she will evaluate incoming information in the form of experimental data and observations, written literature documentation, and oral communications, and will use this information to make judgments about what step(s) will next lead to progress in the project(s).

Necessary Licenses or CertificationsProposed Hire Date11/01/2019Expected Length of Assignment8 monthsPosting Open Date10/01/2019Posting Close DateSpecial Notes to Applicants

Please upload the following documents with your electronic submission:

1: Cover letter
2: Curriculum vita
3: Provide a research statement (not more than one page) describing your previous research work and future goals
4: Contact information for references

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree. The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

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    Posted: 7/31/2020
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