The Assistant Research Professor contributes to the Center for Clean Energy Engineering's major research projects in clean energy technology, including decarbonization, hydrogen production, and electric aviation. The duties and responsibilities of this position are listed below, including but not limited to managing current projects, advancing our research in both theory and experiments, and preparing future competitive proposals, especially in energy storage and hydrogen production areas.
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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead the theoretical and experimental research on fuel cells, electrolyzers, and batteries.
Develop innovative applied research concepts.
Write reports and technical papers.
Write and participate in the preparation of funding proposals.
Travel to support project activities.
Advise students and postdoctoral fellows.
Interact effectively with colleagues, clients, and project partners.
Present project results to clients.
Present papers at national and international conferences.
Perform management duties for research and office.
Ph.D. in engineering or a physical science.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to prepare funding proposals, experimental plans, and technical reports.
Experience with a customer-focused approach.
Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.
Proven interest in advanced energy technology.
Innovative approach to energy technology.
At least 5 years of working experience in academia, industry, and/or national labs in the fields of batteries, fuel cells, and electrolyzers.
This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track position with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2024. Subsequent annual reappointment is contingent on performance and program funding. This position may be required to travel in order to support project objectives.
The University offers a competitive salary, and outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. For additional information regarding benefits visit: https://hr.uconn.edu/benefits-beyond-pay/. Other terms and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.
The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce. The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner. This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all. We strongly respect each individual employee's unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.
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