Post Doctoral FellowInternal Title:
College of Engineering and ComputingDepartment:
CEC Chemical EngineeringBand :
UnclassifiedAdvertised Minimum Salary :
Salary commensurate with qualifications.Advertised Salary Range:
Salary commensurate with qualificationsPart/Full Time:
Full TimeHours per Week:
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.Type of Staff Position:
Research Grant (RGP)Basis :
12 monthsJob Search Category:
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At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.Benefit Eligibility Type:
Research Grant (RGP)South Carolina Retirement:
YesState Insurance Programs:
YesAdvertised Job Summary:
In the Department of Chemical Engineering, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will investigate catalyst-electrode structures for anion exchange membrane electrolyzers. The overarching goal of the work is to enable, for the first time, electrolyzers that have high performance and excellent longevity. Job duties include (1) performing collaborative research in preparation, characterization and testing of membrane electrode assemblies for alkaline membrane electrolyzers; (2) conducting literature searches for technical information relevant to the alkaline membrane electrolyzer materials research undertaken; (3) preparing and assisting in making research reports and proposals, manuscripts for publication in professional journals, as well as presentations for meetings and conferences; (4) presenting and discussing the outcomes of the undertaken research in group settings, project meetings with the sponsor, internal team meetings, and one-on-one meetings with the supervisor.Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):
Ph.D. with a thesis focus on electrochemical engineering related work prior to hire date
Previous experience in the assembly and testing of membrane electrode assembliesPreferred Qualifications:
Previous experience with catalyst synthesis and evaluation
Previous experience in polymer synthesis
Previous experience with the synthesis of Pt-group metal free catalystsKnowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English.
Materials characterization techniques – SEM, TEM, XRD, etc.
Electrochemical data collection and analysis – deconvoluting polarization curves, voltammetry, rotating disk electrode, EIS, etc.Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive:
NoHazardous weather category:
Non-EssentialNumber of Vacancies:
1Desired Start Date:
07/01/2021If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date:
06/30/2022Job Open Date:
05/05/2021Job Close Date:
06/25/2021Open Until Filled:
NoSpecial Instructions to Applicant:
Applicants must use legal full name when responding to this posting. Be sure to include all relevant work history, as it is used to evaluate your qualifications for the position.
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Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.
We are only accepting applications submitted by June 25, 2021Quicklink for Posting:
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