Subject: Open Postdoctoral Researcher position at the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington
The successful candidate will work with Dr. Erika La Plante to study electrochemically driven processes at mineral-water interfaces (sorption, dissolution, precipitation) toward the low-temperature synthesis of carbonate and silicate minerals. Approaches that will be implemented include analytical electrochemistry, experimental aqueous geochemistry, and surface science. Studies will be performed using a combination of in situ (fluid cell) and ex situ microscopy and spectroscopy techniques, with focus on electrochemical atomic force microscopy (AFM) and complementary techniques, to probe, among others: degradation processes under various environmental stimuli, control of physical and chemical properties of silicate, carbonate, and oxide materials, and characterizations of morphology and structure of films and bulk materials at the angstrom level.
The ideal applicant will have the following characteristics:
- Ph.D. degree in electrochemistry, materials science, chemistry, or related fields
- Research experience in analytical electrochemistry and materials characterization (surface and bulk)
- Motivation to work in a fast-paced environment with clear time-bound deliverables
- Background in aqueous chemistry, mineral-water interactions, and earth materials
Interested applicants are invited to reply to this posting with their CV and a cover letter. Please send inquiries and applications to email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed as received for an immediate start date.