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Postdoctoral Fellow - Mechanical and Aerospace - Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Morgantown, West Virginia
Mechanical Engineering


The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the general area of materials chemistry. This position supports research initiatives related to clean energy and will primarily focus on projects related to nanomaterials, electrochemical energy conversion and thermoelectric power generation.


A PhD in chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, physics, or related discipline and expertise in the synthesis and characterization of materials, as well as development and testing of conductivity are required at the time of appointment. Applicants must also have expertise in one of the following areas: oxide materials synthesis; thermal and electrical conductivity measurement; materials nanostructure characterizations.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following: conducting research on oxide materials and nanomaterials and related energy conversion devices; attending research conferences and reading scientific literature to keep abreast of technological advances and current research findings; identifying and assisting with acquisition of funding from public, private, and governmental sources; searching scientific literature to select and modify methods and procedures most appropriate for research goals; performing laboratory and field experiment activities according to protocol; overseeing research facilities and personnel; writing and presenting research/study status reports for review and use of the Principal Investigator; preparing results of experimental findings for presentation to colleagues and the sponsor at professional/technical conferences; and/or, for publication in scientific journals, as directed.

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 and its vicinity have a diverse population of about 62,000 residents and are 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

To apply for this position, visit Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Only candidates who submit complete documentation will be considered in the review process. For questions or additional information, contact Dr. Xueyan Song, 304-293-3269, email: may also visit the MAE website at

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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