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Post Doctoral Researcher
University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina
Date Posted 07/22/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Number RTF00034PO21
Classification Title Post Doctoral Fellow
Internal Title Post Doctoral Researcher
Campus Columbia
Work County Richland
College/Division College of Arts and Sciences
Department CAS Chemistry and Biochemistry
Advertised Salary Range $49,000
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per Week 37.5
Type of Grant Funded Position Research Grant (RGP)
Basis 12 months
Job Search Category Other

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Diversity Statement

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

South Carolina Retirement Yes
State Insurance Programs Yes
Annual Leave Yes
Sick Leave Yes

Advertised Job Summary
Job Duties include: (1) Conduct research on PBI polymer electrolyte membranes with a wide spectrum of electroanalytical characterization techniques to understand “structure – property – performance” relationship of polymers.  (2) Conduct research in polymeric membrane development for future energy devices. (3) Assist PI with analysis and testing in fuel cell testing laboratory and conducting research on fuel cells, hydrogen purification, and related electrochemical devices. Assist in maintaining electrochemical capability in a fuel cell testing laboratory.  (4) Advise students, technical staff, postdoctoral researchers on advanced electrochemical techniques and the use of scientific equipments. (5) Contribute to the writing of proposals and reports on funded projects and interact effectively with industrial partners. Publish results in scientific/technical journals and present results at appropriate scientific meetings.
Required Education and Experience
PhD in polymer chemistry, chemical engineering or closely related field.
Preferred Qualifications
-  Expertise in polymer membranes for fuel cells.
-  Experience and knowledge of fuel cell components including electrodes, catalysts, and related           characterization techniques
-  Experience in measurement techniques to measure and understand proton conductivity in                 polymer membranes using electrochemical techniques.
-  Knowledge and expertise in the use and maintenance of various analytical instruments, such as         fuel cell test stations, electrochemical test stations, DSC, TGA, DMA, GC, cyclic voltammetry, etc.
-  Documented evidence of publications in related fields.  

Desired Start Date 10/01/2021
Position End Date 09/30/2022
Job Open Date 07/14/2021
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.
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EEO Statement
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

Safety/Security Sensitive or Requires a CDL No
Hazardous weather category Non-Essential

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