Posting Summary: The University of Virginia Department of Chemistry invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the group of Assistant Professor Sen Zhang. The field of study will be development of electrocatalysts and heterogeneous catalysts for energy storage and conversion applications with a focus on the chemistry of small molecules: water, hydrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide and methane. The projects are highly collaborative with materials science and chemical engineering groups, including collaborations within the MAXNET Energy consortium. This is a one-year appointment; however appointments may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.
The completion of a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a related field is required by the starting date of the appointment. Candidates are expected to have experience in nanoscience, materials chemistry, electrochemistry, and/or heterogeneous catalysis. The incumbent must have strong organizational, communication, and leadership skills to collaborate with groups inside and outside of the University of Virginia. Thus, candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills. Candidates are also expected to play a leadership role in the laboratory as a mentor for both graduate and undergraduate students.
To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0618729, and electronically attach the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references.
Review of applications will begin June 5, 2016; however, the position will remain open until filled.
Questions regarding the position should be directed to Professor Sen Zhang, firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about the application process in JOBS@UVa should be directed to: Lin Burton, 434-924-4360 email@example.com The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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