Postdoctoral Fellowship in Experimental High-Pressure Materials Research
- Western University
- Location: London, Canada
- Job Number: 7194769
- Posting Date: Nov 17, 2023
- Salary / Pay Rate: $60000 CAD per annum
- Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2024
A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Yang Song, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science at Western University, London, Ontario, Canada, commencing in mid 2024. The Song lab has a long-standing interest in the development and characterization of novel functional materials especially materials for energy applications by utilizing extremely high pressure as a unique tool, supported by a wide range of in situ spectroscopic and synchrotron techniques. See the Song Group Website for more details. This position is funded by the Western University 2024 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.
We are seeking a motivated individual to perform experimental studies on material structures and properties at high pressures in alignment with the research themes of the Song group described above. The responsibilities of the candidate are leading multiple research projects including research design, experimental, data analysis, manuscript preparation and publication, and participation in student training.
Qualified applicants for this position should have recently received a PhD degree (for not more than 5 years), or will receive such a degree by June 2024 in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science/Engineering or related fields. The candidate shall have significant research experience in diamond anvil cell based static high-pressure experimental techniques, including extreme condition generation, in situ spectroscopic, optical, electrical measurements using both local laboratory equipment and synchrotron facilities. Knowledge of condensed matter material simulations and high-pressure computational tools would be an additional asset but not required. The candidate shall have excellent communication skills especially in scientific writing.
Salary and benefit:
This competitive Fellowship will provide a minimum stipend of $60,000 CAD/year, commensurate with experience (pending any association agreement changes) plus benefits for two years. An additional $5,000 CAD/year research allowance over the 2-year term will be provided by Western University. The appointment may be renewable to multiple years subject to satisfactory accomplishment and funds availability.
Please send a statement of interest, Curriculum Vitae, and the names of at least two references electronically to Prof. Yang Song, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, Western University, 1151 Richmond St., London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7. Email: [email protected]. The deadline to receive the initial application containing above documents is January 15, 2024. Upon initial assessment, promising applicants will be invited to submit full application package with another two deadlines (January 26, 2024 and February 27, 2024) for competitions at Faculty level and University level respectively. The final decisions will be announced in April 2024.