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Postdoctoral Scholars - Advanced Power and Energy Program at The Henry Samueli School of Engineering

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $64,480-$77,327. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NOYsgsY3aDqvWGUMqrjwdbgcxx3aS5EQ/view. “Off-scale salaries”, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Application Window

Open date: May 9, 2024

Most recent review date: Monday, Jun 17, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Saturday, Aug 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP) in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Postdoctoral Researcher to join its team. The position requires a PhD in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, or a related field. The postdoctoral researcher’s duties include, but are not limited to, the following: performing experimental design, nanomaterial synthesis, reactor testing and materials characterization using techniques such as XRD, SEM, TEM, XPS, XAS and in situ DRIFTS.

Additional qualifications:

  • Proven track record of research.
  • Demonstrated expertise and knowledge in nanomaterial synthesis and materials characterization techniques such as XRD, SEM, TEM, XPS etc.
  • Excellent communication skills including writing and presenting.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently.
  • Excellent time management and organization skills.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrated expertise and knowledge in reactor design, reaction kinetics, and transport.
  • Experience in density functional theory simulations is a plus, but not required.

Initial appointments are for two years and renewal is based on job performance and availability of support. Note: Total duration of an individual’s postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at other institutions.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and years of experience.

Application Procedure: Applicants will need to upload curriculum vitae, name/addresses of at least three references and cover letter expressing area(s) of interest to our online RECRUIT system at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF09012

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry or a related field.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF09012

About UC Irvine

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC anti-discrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA