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Post Doc Research Fellow - CEM Research Institute

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

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Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Salary/Position Classification
  • $40,000-$49,000 Annual, Exempt
  • 40 hours per week
  • 100% Remote Work Availability: No
  • Hybrid Work Availability: No
Purpose of Position

The College of Engineering and Mines (CEM) Research Institute creates new frontiers in energy research and education that enable the development of the next generation of integrated energy system technologies that are economically competitive, reliable, sustainable, and politically and environmentally acceptable.

The mission of the Institute for Energy Studies includes:

  • Facilitating the coordination of CEM’s multidisciplinary energy education, research, development, and commercialization activities in partnership with UND campus units, other NDUS campuses, and federal, state, and industrial partners.
  • Providing a well-trained workforce cognizant of the issues facing the energy industry today and in the future generations by engaging students in education that is focused on the technical, social, political, environmental, and economic needs of the worldwide community.
  • Developing a multi-disciplinary scientifically balanced research portfolio aimed at accelerating the implementation of efficient and environmentally sustainable energy production technologies.

The University of North Dakota (UND) College of Engineering and Mines (CEM) seeks a full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the CEMRI. Applications are being accepted immediately and review starts December 1, 2023, the position has a flexible start date of no later than February 1, 2024. The successful candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team, including faculty members across campus and private business partners, to conduct research on advanced materials for clean energy applications including green H2 generation or lithium battery.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Design, conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments, including materials preparation, characterization, and electrochemical performance evaluation.
  • Present scientific finds to the community via publications, presentations, and technical reports. • Must independently submit at least one external proposal each year as required by the funding agency.
  • Mentoring undergraduate, graduate research, and new personnel in the laboratory.
  • Providing support to Institute for Energy Studies researchers and other collaborators per request.
Required Competencies
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Minimum Requirements
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Material science, or relevant engineering (chemical, electrical and mechanical) fields.
  • Experience in green H2 production by electro-catalysis or development of lithium battery electrode materials.
  • Experience in materials characterization techniques such as XRD, SEM, XPS and electrochemical workstations.
  • Successful completion of a Standard Criminal History Background Check

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Hands-on experience in the catalyst development for water splitting.
  • Hands-on experience in building reaction systems including water electrolyzed fuel cells.
  • Experience in the Li-S batteries or Si anode materials
  • Experience in pouch-cell fabrication.
To Apply

To assure full consideration, applications must be received by December 1st, 2023 and include the following materials:

  • CV
  • Brief description of research interests
  • Publication list
  • Contact information of three references

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