Postdoctoral Associate, Belcher Lab

Massachusetts, United States
Thursday, 3 September 2020
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 3 November 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, to work on cutting-edge battery and energy storage research as part of an interdisciplinary and highly collaborative team of scientists and engineers from a wide array of disciplines in the laboratory of Professor Angela M. Belcher. Will be responsible for enhancing the Belcher lab’s capabilities in energy storage technology; overseeing synthesis, device assembly, and troubleshooting; communicating results to the scientific community through publications and presentations; and supervising undergraduate students and laboratory technicians. Projects are expected to include bio-mediated synthesis of battery materials and work on novel device architectures. 

Additional information about the Koch Institute is available at 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, materials science and engineering, chemical engineering, biological engineering, electrical engineering, or a related field; experience with electrochemistry, synthesis, and device assembly; strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills; ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment, contribute in a multidisciplinary team setting, prioritize and perform multiple tasks in a dynamic environment, and  execute detailed technical protocols meticulously. Supervisory experience is preferred.  Candidate selection will be made through evaluation of the quality of publications in areas relevant to the posted research requirements, record of accomplishments entered into the candidate’s CV, descriptions of research and educational experiences provided in application material, and the strength of professional references. Job #18931

Application material should include a CV, cover letter, and research statement. The cover letter and research statement may be included together in the cover letter section of the application. 

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

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