Postdoctoral Research Assoc - TERM

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Work Type: Staff/Unclassified
Location: Kent Campus - Kent, OH
Category: Full-time
Home Org/Dept: Applied Science and Technology - Kent Campus [100364]

Job Title:

 Postdoctoral Research Assoc

Physical Location:

 Kent Campus - Kent, OH



Basic Function:

Opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Associate.

Additional Basic Function – if applicable:

 Looking for candidates with strong materials science, ceramics, catalysts or chemical engineering background and with direct experience in ceramic and/or catalyst materials for SOFC or hydrogen generation applications.

Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

Candidate will undertake research in fuel cells, energy storage and/or hydrogen generation related areas, e.g. development of materials and fabrication process, power system design and operation.  Will also analyze research data and report the findings; participate in funding proposal preparations; publish research work in professional journals and conferences; supervise junior researchers and students, and perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:


Minimum Qualifications:

Candidate must have a Ph.D in Material Science or Engineering and proven ceramic or catalyst processing experience.  Solid oxide fuel cell or hydrogen generation experience along with catalyst reforming knowledge are a plus.



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Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:



Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.

Special Instructions Summary:

 Please submit an online application and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and three professional references.

Additional Information:


Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

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