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Post Doc Fellow, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

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Job Overview

The Wu lab at the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Cincinnati is seeking a well-qualified Postdoctoral Researcher to support a DOE-sponsored research project focused in the areas of electrocatalyst design and synthesis, electrochemical reaction engineering and process, and electrochemical system design.

The successful candidate will possess excellent experimental and analytical skills as well as strong written communication abilities. Additionally, the successful candidate has demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively with team members of diverse research backgrounds, skills, and perspectives.

Essential Functions

• Design and execute experiments related to catalyst design, synthesis, and evaluation for CO2 reduction

• Write technical reports and scientific papers for peer-reviewed journals

• Assist in writing grant proposals to achieve funding goals for future research

• Train new graduate students on experimental methods

• Supports project management and collaboration across institutions or disciplines

• Develop standard operating procedures and safety protocols for laboratory

Minimum Requirements

• Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science or related discipline
• Strong research history in a field or fields related to catalyst synthesis (for example, pulsed laser, co-sputtering and slug flow) and electrochemical reaction engineering
• Demonstrated practical written and oral communication skills as evidenced through application materials
• Demonstrated work history as a member of a research team as evidenced through application materials
• Independent work capability with minimal supervision and direction
• Ability to train new graduate students with necessary experimental skills

Required Education

Doctoral Degree in the appropriate field or discipline, or the recognized terminal degree

Required Experience
  • In-depth knowledge of specialized field, process or discipline.
  • May require experience with specialized software programs.
Additional Qualifications Considered

Substantial research experience and independent development of innovative ideas related to catalyst synthesis (e.g., pulsed laser, co-sputtering, and slug flow) and electrochemical reactor design for CO2 reduction.

Application Process Information

A complete application consists of the online application, cover letter, and resume. Three professional references can be provided later per requested.

Candidates will be evaluated on (i) the candidate's research experience, as evidenced by a resume and cover letter, (ii) prior research publications and/or patent applications, (iii) references

Physical Requirements/Work Environment
  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
  • 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.

    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).

    To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at

    For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at

    The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    REQ: 95338


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