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Postdoctoral Researcher in Thermal and Electrochemical Transport

Recruitment Period

Open October 25th, 2018 through June 30th, 2019

Description

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced has also built the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.

The Porous Transport Laboratory directed by Dr. James Palko, is looking for a self-motivated, creative, enthusiastic and highly qualified postdoctoral researcher to perform research in thermal and electrochemical transport (http://poroustransport.weebly.com/).
The successful candidate will have training and an established track record in multiphase heat transfer and/or electrochemical transport. With guidance, the postdoctoral researcher is expected to stay abreast of recent publications in the field, carry out research, implement and develop research ideas and write research articles.

Qualifications: Applicants must have obtained a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, or a related field by the starting date. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Highly self-motivated individuals who have demonstrated the ability to conduct scientific research successfully and work independently are also required.

The candidate should have demonstrable experience in at least one of the following areas: 1) experimental characterization or modeling of phase change heat transfer, 2) microfluidics and/or 3) electrochemical transport.

Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae and 3) a list of two references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address; this will be submitted through the Recruit system.

Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scales. Review of applications will begin immediately. Position is open until filled with a final closing date of June 30, 2019. Starting dates are negotiable.

The University of California, Merced is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, students and staff. The University is supportive of dual career couples.

Please contact James Palko at jpalko@ucmerced.edu for additional information.

Job location

Merced, CA

Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)

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