first_imgJob DescriptionThe Chemistry department at Virginia Tech invites applicants toapply for a Postdoctoral Associate position with Professor FengLin ’s group (https://chem.vt.edu/people/faculty/flin.html) inthe Department of Chemistry.This position’s research will focus on alkali metal ion batterytechnology, developing and studying modified and novel designs andmaterials to affect their performance. The incumbent will beexpected to perform under limited supervision and to independentlyestablish appropriate research plans that will address theobjectives of the group and its funded research programs. Researchresults are to be interpreted and presented by oral and writtenmeans, both within the group and externally. Expertise possessed ordeveloped by the incumbent is to be shared with other group membersas serves the various projects. Collaborations to utilize and/orlearn needed expertise from other researchers should beproductively pursued.Required Qualifications• PhD (recent) in Chemistry, Materials Science, ChemicalEngineering, or closely related field• Publications in peer-review journals• Deep knowledge of solid state ionics and X-ray spectroscopy• Experience with interfacial studies in batteries• Experience with solid state electrolyte, such as polymerelectrolytes and composite electrolytes• Ability to work as an independent researcher with a high level ofscientific judgment and initiative, as well as to collaborate• Experience in general battery laboratory equipment operation andmaintenance• Ability to write manuscripts in English and publish inpeer-reviewed journalsPreferred Qualifications• Knowledge and experience with synchrotron related spectroscopicand imaging techniques• Experience with solid state batteries• Experience with studying surface chemistry in batterymaterials• Experience with large-scale data analysis with some level ofprogramming and codingReview DateOctober 25, 2019Additional InformationThe successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechVirginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed toteaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealthof Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of UtProsim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated toInclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, andexcellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice thePrinciples of Community, which are fundamental to our on-goingefforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a communitythat nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. VirginiaTech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join ourcommunity in preparing leaders for the world.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodationplease contact the hiring department.Advertised: October 11, 2019Applications close:last_img