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Post Doctoral Associate
University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland
Date Posted 11/30/2020
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Details

Position Number: 93811220
Title: Post Doctoral Associate
Functional Title: Post Doctoral Associate
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1
Unit: ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering
Hiring Range Minimum:
Hiring Range Maximum:
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The University of Maryland in conjunction with the NIST Center for Neutron Research is seeking an exceptional Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct research on solid electrolyte cathode interfaces. In this position, the postdoc will apply Neutron Reflectometry and / or Cold Neutron Depth profiling and other thin film characterization techniques to investigate degradation mechanisms in occurring at interfaces between Li-garnet (LLZO) and both cathodes and cathode compatible electrolytes. This position will be based at the NIST Center for Neutron Research in Gaithersburg MD although frequent interactions and some research activities will be carried out with collaborators at the nearby University of Maryland College Park and the Army Research Lab in Adelphi MD.
Application will remain open until filled.

Minimum Qualifications:

• A doctorate degree in an appropriate discipline (Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics)
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Excellent adaptability to new research team/project assignment per organization needs
• Previous experience in neutron or x-ray scattering is desired
• Previous experience in batteries and/or thin film analysis is also desired
• U.S. citizen or green card holder

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Application Package Requirements:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Transcripts
• Statement of doctorate and post-PhD research experience
• 3 references (full name, position title, affiliation, and contact information)

Point of Contact:
Dr. Joseph Dura

Posting Date: 11/02/2020
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 11/30/2020
Physical Demands
Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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