Postdoctoral Scholar in the Materials Department University of California, Santa Barbara, College of Engineering - Materials United States

Postdoctoral Scholar in the Materials Department


  • College of Engineering - Materials



Open date: September 20th, 2018
Last review date: October 4th, 2018

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: December 31st, 2018

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Clement Lab in the Materials Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is recruiting a postdoctoral scholar to work on a research program that focuses on the study of paramagnetic rechargeable battery materials using a variety of solid-state NMR techniques. The work will be in close collaboration with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, as well as other U.S. Universities. A strong emphasis will be placed on the combined use of experimental and theoretical tools to investigate changes in the local structure and electrochemical processes taking place during charge and discharge, and develop a thorough understanding of structure-property relationships in this class of battery electrode materials. Specifically, the interpretation of experimental paramagnetic NMR (and EPR) data will be assisted by first principles calculations of paramagnetic NMR/EPR parameters (an area of expertise of the Clément group), and by insights gained from Monte Carlo and density functional theory simulations of electrode materials at different stages of the charge/discharge cycle (through ongoing collaborations). In addition to performing research, the postdoc will be expected to provide assistance with the training of graduate and undergraduate students.


Basic Qualification: Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD in Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics, Engineering (or equivalent) except the dissertation at the time of application.


Additional: PhD must be conferred by appointment start date. Also must have graduate level knowledge and experience with standard solid-state NMR techniques (e.g. CP/MAS, REDOR, etc.).


Preferred: Candidates with experience working with paramagnetic NMR and/or EPR is a plus.


The initial term of the appointment will be 12 months, with the possibility of subsequent extension based on performance and availability of funding.


Start date would be after November 1st.


To apply, please go to the following link:


Applicants should submit:

Curriculum Vitae 
Cover Letter
Statement of Research
Names of 2-3 References (contact information only)
Publications (Optional)


Email with any questions related to the position.


Applications completed on or before 10/04/2018 will receive primary consideration. Position is open until filled.


The Materials Department is especially interested in candidates who contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



Santa Barbara, CA



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  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Publications - Up to 3 optional publications 

Reference requirements
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