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Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Engineering
Department: Chemical Engineering And Materials Sci 10016140
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Engineers/Architects, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

The Fang Research Group in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at Michigan State University is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher interested in the fabrication and characterization of materials for next-generation battery applications. We are particularly interested in developing lithium-sulfur batteries and sodium batteries. In addition to the primary research responsibilities, the successful applicant will be able to participate in other lab and CHEMS departmental activities including assisting with training of undergraduate and graduate students, report writing, and grant writing. This position is initially for one year, renewable annually based on performance. The position includes salary and fringe benefits for one year. The successful applicant will be involved in developing materials for next generation battery applications.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Materials Science or related field

Minimum Requirements

  • Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Materials Science, or related field by the start of the position.
  • The ideal candidate will have a strong chemistry background, familiar with various characterization methods and rich experience in synthesis and characterization of battery materials and battery device fabrication.

Desired Qualifications

  • Industrial experiences in battery manufacturing are desired.

Required Application Materials

CV; Contact information of 3 references

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