Posting Summary: The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Virginia is seeking to fill a Research Associate position in the framework of an ongoing research effort on solid state batteries. Primary duties include the design, synthesis and development of novel battery systems for energy storage and delivery. The work will involve chemical and solid state synthesis of oxide materials, tailoring of their properties and structure as well as functional characterization, with the objective to add to the knowledge base of materials and battery science. The successful candidate will be familiar with most or all of the following research areas: electrochemistry, materials synthesis and characterization (including among others X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, electrochemical techniques). The appointment will be for one year, renewable pending satisfactory performance and funding.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering or relevant field by the time of hire. Strong technical aptitude and working knowledge of electrochemistry, materials science, and energy storage technology. The ability to pay close attention to detail. Good record keeping ability and excellent oral and written communication skills
To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search job posting number 0622993. Complete an online candidate profile and attach a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.
For additional information about the position, please contact Prof. Giovanni Zangari at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information about the application process, please contact Jeannie Reese at email@example.com.
With one of the highest graduation rates of minority undergraduate students and one of the highest percentages of women engineering students among public universities, the University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. UVA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities. We also welcome others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the university's research and teaching mission. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.
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About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.