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Post-Doctoral Fellow
University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina
Date Posted 12/09/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Number STA01306PO21
Classification Title Post Doctoral Fellow
Internal Title Post-Doctoral Fellow
Campus Columbia
Work County Richland
College/Division College of Engineering and Computing
Department CEC Mechanical Engineering
Band Unclassified
Advertised Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications.
Advertised Salary Range Salary commensurate with qualifications.
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per Week 37.5
Work Schedule
The employee is expected to work standard hours 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday; however, the employee must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.  
Type of Staff Position Research Grant (RGP)
Basis 12 months
Job Search Category Post-doctoral

About University of South Carolina
The University of South Carolina is a globally recognized, high-impact research university committed to a superior student experience and dedicated to innovation in learning, research and community engagement. Founded in 1801, the university offers more than 300 degree programs and is a top-tier Carnegie Foundation research institution. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of 20 locations throughout the state, including the research campus in Columbia. With 60 nationally ranked academic programs including top-ranked programs in international business, the nation’s best honors college and distinguished programs in engineering, law, medicine, public health and the arts, the university is helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and around the world.
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.

Benefit Eligibility Type Research Grant (RGP)
South Carolina Retirement No
State Insurance Programs Yes
Annual Leave Yes
Sick Leave Yes

Advertised Job Summary
Under supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will contribute to a research project funded by U.S. Department of energy on solid oxide fuel cells materials and testing. Duties are to (1) synthesize and characterized materials for solid oxide electrolyzers through solid state reaction, wet chemistry, and electrochemical, microscopic and chemical analytical methods; (2) evaluate cell performance including H2 production rate, efficiency, polarization resistance via electrochemical methods; (3) simulate and perform computational modeling on interfacial charge transfer and bulk mass transport using multiphysics modeling tool; (4) assists PI with supervising graduate and undergraduate students in materials synthesis and characterization; (5) prepare quarterly reports to fulfill the project requirements; (6) write scholarly scientific manuscripts to disseminate research results. 
Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)
PhD in Materials Science and Engineering by employment start date
Preferred Qualifications
Expertise in high temperature materials synthesis, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, Solartron ZPlot and CorreWare software.

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No
Hazardous weather category Non-Essential

Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 12/16/2021
If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date 12/15/2022
Job Open Date 11/29/2021
Job Close Date 01/30/2022
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicant
Applicants must use legal full name when responding to this posting. Be sure to include all relevant work history, as it is used to evaluate your qualifications for the position.  Please make certain to add an end date to all positions in the employment history for which you are no longer actively employed.
Applicants should be prepared to upload:
   Cover letter
   Names and contact information for reference providers 
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 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.  
Quicklink for Posting https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/110802
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.

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