Postdoctoral Research Associate
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a
world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to
connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research
enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of
undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the
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Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at
the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal
sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant,
About the Opportunity:
Northeastern University Center for Renewable Energy Technology and
Mukerjee Lab seeks one enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to
commence in late fall 2021 or winter 2022. The research focus will
be on in situ
spectroscopy with certain emphasis on XANES, EXAPS and delta-Mu
techniques, high energy X-ray diffraction and tomography using
National Synchrotron Lightsource facility(ies) to investigate
electrochemical processes and structure evolution mechanisms in
solid-state electrolytes (SSE) and electrochemical cells containing
SSE, fuel cells and electrolysis cells, photocatalysts for
plasmonically enhanced electrochemical phenomena.
Projects will involve wet chemistry inorganic synthesis, catalysis,
use of Raman and UV spectroscopy, electrochemistry and structural
characterization. In depth analysis of acquired experimental data
for XAS, XANES, EXAFS and delta-Mu is a must. Other potential
projects that align with our general direction are also possible.
Position will require periodic travel to Brookhaven National
Laboratory Synchrotron Facility (possibly Argonne or Stanford) for
The primary responsibility of the postdoc is to conduct research.
This particular position will require writing specific beam time
proposals for allocating beamtime at Synchrotron facilities. The
postdoc is also expected to write research papers, present research
at meetings, contribute to research proposals, manage research data
and software, and assist in mentoring graduate and undergraduate
- The candidate should have strong problem-solving skills,
communication skills, and be highly motivated.
- Demonstrated research experience in XAS spectroscopy
(experiments and data analysis), inorganic synthesis,
- Expertise in vibrational spectroscopy methods is a plus.
The candidate should have a Ph.D. in spectroscopy, physical
chemistry, inorganic chemistry, or a closely related field.
How to Apply:
Applications should contain a cover letter briefly describing
candidate's research experience and interests, a full CV with a
publication list, Ph.D. completion date, and the names and contact
information for three references who might be contacted for
recommendations. Review of applications will begin
The position will be available starting December 1, 2021 and will
remain open until filled. The initial appointment is for one year,
with the potential for extension depending on regular progress
evaluation and continuation of funding. It is generally expected
that the appointment will be extended for at least one additional
year if the progress evaluation is satisfactory.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking
to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and
staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its
forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect
that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, religion,
color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability
status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable
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