Post Doc Fellow, Chemistry
Date: Jun 2, 2021
Cincinnati, OH, US
University of Cincinnati
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The Jiang Group at the University of Cincinnati is seeking to fill a Post-Doctoral Fellow position to investigate novel polymeric and organic materials for applications in redox flow battery and electrocatalysis. The candidate will assist in the execution of ongoing projects by performing experiments and analyzing data, develop novel ideas in line with the projects in the laboratory, provide training/mentoring to graduate and undergraduate students, and attend national and international meetings to present research findings. The candidate will also be free to pursue other research interests as well. The highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment of the group provides unique career development opportunities for the postdoc trainees.
The start date for the position is September 1, 2021. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal depending on mutual agreement and funding availability.
Conduct research experiments in a particular field within the pre-determined research scope and methodology.
Gather and analyze data and develop new ideas that promote current research.
Prepare data summaries, reports, manuscripts and presentations of research results.
Participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentation; may assist in grant writing.
Keep informed of developments in field to maintain and enhance professional expertise.
Lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies, as needed.
May teach techniques to others, train, and mentor junior research staff.
Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities.
Play an active role in seeking career and research advice, both from the faculty supervisor and from other faculty members as well.
Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Strong research background in the broad fields of polymer science, electrochemical energy storage, or electrocatalysis.
Demonstrated analytical and written communication skill.
Ability to work effectively in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment.
Research experience in redox flow battery and molecular catalysis.
Doctoral Degree in the appropriate field or discipline, or the recognized terminal degree, or the equivalent foreign equivalent.
About the Jiang group: The Jiang laboratory was established in August 2018 at the University of Cincinnati with research interests in two areas: electrochemical energy storage and molecular electrocatalysis. Specifically, they use synthetic, voltametric, and spectroscopic techniques to probe the fundamental science underpinning organic material-based redox flow batteries and inexpensive element-based molecular catalysis for small molecule activation and conversion, including carbon dioxide, proton, and organohalides. The group is fully equipped with the instruments and devices needed for both research directions.
About Dr. Jiang: Jimmy Jiang has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at UC since August 2018. Before UC, he joined Yale University as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Chemistry and Yale Energy Sciences Institute, working with Professors Gary Brudvig and Robert Crabtree, where he focused on novel inorganic catalysts and organometallic materials for small molecule activation, specifically for water oxidation and proton reduction. He was promoted to an Associate Research Scientist in 2017. Before Yale, he obtained his Ph.D. at North Carolina State University (Ph.D. advisor: Jonathan Lindsey), and his research was concentrated on the development of synthetic methodologies for the preparation of property-tunable photosensitizers and incorporation of these chromophores into self-assembled materials for light-harvesting and energy-transfer studies. He attained his Master's degree from East China University of Science and Technology in 2010, where he worked on the design and synthesis of polymeric chemosensors for the detection of environmentally hazardous ions (e.g. Hg2+).
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
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