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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Electrodialysis/CDI/Ion-exchange membrane)
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Date Posted Jul. 29, 2021
Title Postdoctoral Research Associate (Electrodialysis/CDI/Ion-exchange membrane)
University University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee , WI, United States
Department Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Polymer Science
    Engineering - Other

The College of Engineering & Applied Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in the Membrane and Separation Lab led by Dr. Xiaoli Ma. In this role, you will conduct research on electrochemical separation processes and ion-exchange membranes, assist the PI in grant application, and supervise graduate students. The successful applicant will have opportunities to interact with other faculty members and industry professionals.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A recent Ph.D. in Engineering, Chemistry, or a related field.
  • Experience with electrochemical separation processes: electrodialysis, capacitive deionization (CDI), etc.
  • Experience with synthesis and characterization of ion-exchange membranes.
  • Knowledge of polymer chemistry, electrochemistry, and electrochemical systems.
  • Ability to work as an independent researcher and as part of a research team.

Application materials should include a CV and information for three professional references. Please send the application materials and questions regarding the position to Dr. Xiaoli Ma at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

UWM is a doctoral/research-intensive university and has earned the highest rating for a research institution from the Carnegie Classification of Institution of Higher Education, often referred to as R1 status. UWM is one of only two R1 institutions in the state of Wisconsin. Greater Milwaukee, the third-ranked manufacturing center in the United States, is home to 400+ engineering firms and 1300+ manufacturing firms with annual receipts of 24 billion dollars. The College of Engineering & Applied Science consists of seven departments and has a long history of industrial collaboration and research support. More information about the College can be found at

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