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Post Doc Fellow, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.

Job Overview

The Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering membrane research group is looking for a self-motivated postdoctoral researcher to join us. This postdoc position is funded by the Dr. George J. Rieveschl, Jr. Endowment for the Eminent Scholar Chair in Membrane Science and Technology. The research focus will be on polymer synthesis and modification for electrolyte membrane development for batteries, electrolyzers, and/or ion separations. The candidate should have a background in organic synthesis, material characterization, membrane fabrication, and membrane test. The candidate will also collaborate with researchers of inorganic nanomaterials in developing organic-inorganic composite ion conducting membranes. The initial appointment is for one year, with the potential for extension depending on regular progress evaluation and continuation of funding.

Essential Functions
  • Conduct research experiments in a particular field within the pre-determined research scope and methodology.
  • Gather and analyze data and develop new ideas that promote current research.
  • Prepare data summaries, reports, manuscripts and presentations of research results.
  • Participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentation; may assist in grant writing.
  • Keep informed of developments in field to maintain and enhance professional expertise.
  • Lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies, as needed.
  • May teach techniques to others, train, and mentor junior research staff.
  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities.
Minimum RequirementsA Ph.D. in chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering or in a closely related field.

Additional Qualifications Considered
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Attention to details.
  • Training in research methodology and quantitative data analysis are essential to the successful candidate.
  • Experience in writing proposals and project management experience are pluses.
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate with researchers from different fields.
  • Ability to undertake substantially full-time research or scholarship.
  • Ability to work under the supervision of a senior scholar.
Application ProcessApplications should contain:

  • Cover letter briefly describing candidate's research experience and interests.
  • Full CV with a publication list.
  • Ph.D. completion date.
  • Names and contact information for two references who might be contacted for recommendations.

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will be available starting immediately and will remain open until filled.

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.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

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).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

REQ: 92778


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