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Post-Doctoral Researcher
Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date Posted 03/31/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Apply now Job no: 495674
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: College of Engineering, Drexel University

About Drexel

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary

This position requires a strong experimentalist with demonstrated experience in high-temperature materials synthesis, ceramics, and topochemical synthesis, along with crystallographic and structural characterization techniques. The selected candidate should have background in equilibrium and nonequilibrium synthesis techniques with a wide variety of chemistries, such as multi-metal carbides and nitrides.

Essential Functions

  • The research will involve synthesis and chemical modification of two-dimensional transition metal carbides and nitrides (MXenes). Other duties include but not limited to writing reports and managing the research project.
  • Supervise graduate and undergraduate students
  • Presentations at national/international meetings and publication of scientific results in high profile peer-reviewed journals are expected.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently
  • Participate creatively in refining program directions
  • The candidate must have good oral and written communication skills and be able to interact effectively with a broad range of colleagues.
  • Other duties include but not limited to writing reports and managing the research project

Required Qualifications

  • Candidates must have a PhD in materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, or a closely related field.
  • 1 year or more of related experience is required.
  • Experience with crystallography is necessary, X-ray diffraction is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • The candidate should have experience with powder metallurgy techniques as well as wet-laboratory experience. transmission electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy are also widely utilized.
  • Experience with synchrotron-based characterization techniques neutron/X-ray pdf is a plus.


  • University City.

Additional Information

  • This position is classified as exempt with a salary grade of I. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,

Special Instructions to the Applicant

  • Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Advertised: Mar 23 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Apr 23 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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