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Postdoctoral Scholar in Hierarchical Structure Design, Fabrication and Characterization

Recruitment Period

Open February 3rd, 2020 through Tuesday, Feb 2, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


A full-time postdoctoral research position is available in Dr. Jennifer Lu’s functional materials lab at the University of California, Merced to carry out research involving creation and characterization of 3D hierarchical porous conductive structures for energy storage and conversion as well as water purification. Research projects is highly interdisciplinary, and it would be a great opportunity for researchers who would like to broaden research experience and skills. The appointee is expected to stay abreast of current developments and opportunities, develop and execute research ideas and write research papers. The postdoctoral research is expected to play an important role in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Engineering, Physics or a related field, extensive knowledge in inorganic synthesis and material characterization, demonstrated knowledge or expertise in electrochemistry and strong laboratory managerial and report/paper preparation skills. The successful candidate will have at least 1-2 first author peer-reviewed research papers.

Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter indicating research interests, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) a list of three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address submitted through AP Recruit during the application process. The appointment will initially be 12 months with a high possibility for an extension of up to 12 additional months.

Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scales. This is a full-time, one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal based on availability of funding, ongoing operational needs and satisfactory performance. Review of applications will begin immediately; Position is open until February 2, 2021. Starting dates are negotiable.

For more information, please contact Dr. Jennifer Lu at

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (

Job location

Merced, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)