Position overview Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar (UCSC Zhang and LBNL Guo) Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Minimum annual salary rates are made based on the individuals Experience Level, which is determined by the number of months of postdoctoral service at any institution. See current salary scale for Postdoctoral Titles at https://apo.ucsc.edu/compensation/salary-scales/index.html
Percent time: Full-time
Anticipated start: As soon as possible after initial review of the applications. Ph.D. must be in hand at time of the initial appointment.
Position duration:MAXIMUM DURATION OF SERVICE IN A POSTDOCTORAL TITLE Postdoctoral Scholar appointments are full-time; the initial appointment is for a minimum of one year, with the possibility of reappointment. Reappointment will be contingent upon positive performance review and availability of funding. The total duration of an individuals postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at any institution. Under limited circumstances, an exception to this limit may be considered, not to exceed a sixth year.
Open date: June 3, 2022
Most recent review date: Tuesday, Jul 5, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Saturday, Jul 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) 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 Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar. Under the direction of UCSC Professor Jin Zhang and LBNL Senior Scientist Jinghua Guo, the postdoctoral scholar will (i) utilize in-situ soft x-ray spectroscopy characterization to study hydrogen plasma and (ii) contribute to the development of an advanced, non-thermal plasma-assisted hydrogenolysis strategy that integrates hydrogen plasma cracking of plastics into light olefins and liquid products with a novel concept of plasma-enabled gas-phase electrocatalysis to further improve the upcycling activity, selectivity, and efficiency properties.
Applicants with expertise in energy-storage materials, soft x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and resonant inelastic soft x-ray scattering (RIXS) techniques for studying electronic structure polymers are strongly encouraged to apply.
Basic qualifications (required at time of application) Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering, or a related field. Ph.D. must be in hand at time of the initial appointment.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position.
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