Postdoctoral Appointee Position in Institute for Molecular Engineering, Chicago, USA

Designation/Position- Postdoctoral Appointee

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Institute for Molecular Engineering (DSA), MSD-Materials Science Division, Chicago, USA offer postdoc appointee position for candidate having Ph.D. degree in chemistry, physics, materials science or engineering.

About- The Institute for Molecular Engineering will lead engineering research and education in new directions, solve major technological problems of global significance, and continually inspire creative applications of molecular-level science.

Research/Job area– Chemistry, physics, materials science or engineering

Location- Institute for Molecular Engineering (DSA), MSD-Materials Science Division, Chicago, USA


  • A Ph.D. degree in chemistry, physics, materials science or engineering is required with at least three years of experience in polymer chemistry, electrolytes, electrochemistry, electrochemical device fabrication, directed assembly of soft matter systems, or preferably, a combination therein.
  • This position will involve a considerable amount of experimental laboratory work, including the application of micro- and nano-fabrication tools (clean room tools, process engineering, device design, and fabrication) and materials characterization and analysis techniques (electron microscopy, AFM, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy).
  • The work will require close coordination with ongoing materials synthesis and nanofabrication efforts, as well as associated materials and device characterization.
  • The candidate is expected to think and work independently and conduct research in a highly interdisciplinary environment of physicists, materials scientists, chemists, and engineers.
  • The position requires skills in written and oral technical communication, including but not limited to preparing progress reports, manuscripts for publication, presentations, and seminars, and proposals.

Job/Position Description- Directed Assembly of Block Copolymer Electrolytes: the objective of the proposed research is to use directed self-assembly (DSA) of block copolymer electrolytes in conjunction with interdigitated electrode arrays address fundamental questions concerning ion transport in charged polymer systems. Because the exact ion conducting pathways (flanked by insulating domains) that travel from one electrode to the other in thin films can be designed and quantified completely, we aim to elucidate the fundamental structure property relationships that govern the performance of these materials. This knowledge will inform decisions as to the true potential of BCEs for applications in a broad range of electrochemical devices, and design parameters for new materials and processes to meet that potential.

How to Apply- Eligible and interested candidate can apply online.

Last Date for Apply– Till position filled.

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