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Postdoctoral Fellow - CEMR - Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 10, 2024

West Virginia University

Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University invites applications for the position of Post-Doctoral Fellow. This position will conduct research on high-temperature electrochemistry for energy materials, including solid oxide fuel cells/electrolysis cells, etc. and carry out research activities including but not limited to materials synthesis, process development, device fabrication, electrochemical characterization/analysis.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following: plan laboratory experiments to confirm feasibility of processes and techniques used in the production of materials having special characteristics in solid oxide cell electrochemical systems; search scientific literature to select and modify methods and procedures most appropriate for research goals; write research papers and project reports; mentor graduate students/undergraduate students in related research projects, including providing guidance on experimental techniques, data analysis methods, etc.; and provide aid on grant proposals to secure funding for their work.

West Virginia University is the State’s comprehensive Land Grant University with an enrollment of about 29,000 students and a R1 Carnegie Classification. Morgantown, including its vicinity, has a diverse population of about 62,000 residents and is ranked highly among the most livable small cities in the country. The community lies within a high technology corridor that also includes several federal research facilities, as well as industries active in shale gas operations. The city is readily accessible and within driving distance from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. For more information on WVU and Morgantown, see and

The Statler College has seven academic departments, over 3,800 students, and 135 faculty members, with about $42 Million in annual external research expenditures. The Statler College is nationally recognized for high quality teaching, excellent research, and outstanding faculty and students. The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering has 18 faculty members and approximately 250 undergraduate and 67 doctoral students. The Department offers degrees at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels in both chemical and biomedical engineering.

Morgantown is a safe, inclusive, and family-friendly community. WVU provides faculty members with a supportive environment for developing a visible and productive career ( ) and a range of progressive policies to support work-life integration ( ). WVU also offers a Dual Career Program to assist partners in their career transition and job search and belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium ( ).

Qualifications :

Eligible candidates must hold an Ph. D in materials science, chemical, or electrical engineering, or a related area and two (2) years of experience in electrochemical research.

To apply for this position, visit Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three professional references. Only candidates who submit complete documentation will be considered in the review process. For further questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Wenyuan Li via email at or visit the CBE website at .

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley — the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU’s academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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