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Post Doctoral Researcher

Apply now Job no: 494775
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City
Categories: College of Engineering, Drexel University

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Job Summary

The Materials Electrochemistry Laboratory in the Materials Science & Engineering Department at Drexel University is searching for a Post-Doctoral Researcher to work on creating new two-dimensional (2D) oxide/carbon heterostructures for electrodes in energy storage devices. This research project will involve synthesis, characterization and electrochemical study with the aim to answer specific scientific questions related to structure and chemistry of 2D heterostructures as well as interactions between synthesized materials and electrochemically cycled ions, contributing to the development of future high performing electrochemical energy storage systems. Characterization of 2D heterostructures will involve collaboration with members of the Energy Frontiers Research Center for Mesoscale Transport Properties at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL).

The applicant will be expected to work diligently and efficiently, contribute to the project intellectually, lead in writing scholarly papers and grant proposals, publish research results in appropriate refereed journals, engage in the EFRC activities in accordance with the Center mission, maintain equipment in the laboratory and mentor junior group members.

Essential Functions

  • Contribute to the project intellectually.
  • Lead in writing scholarly papers and grant proposals, publish research results in appropriate refereed journals.
  • Engage in the research team activities, comply with and contribute to safety protocols, maintain equipment in the laboratory.
  • Assist in mentoring junior group members.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Chemistry, Materials Science & Engineering , or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years’ experience in the lab working on synthesis, characterization and electrochemical testing of functional inorganic materials.


  • University City.

Additional Information

Special Instructions to the Applicant

  • Please make sure you upload your CV/resume, cover letter and example(s) of publication(s) as one PDF when submitting your application.

Additional Required Documents

  • Please arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Prof. Ekaterina Pomerantseva at:


Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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