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Postdoctoral Associate in Lithium-Sulfur Batteries
Drexel University

Date Posted Aug. 12, 2019
Title Postdoctoral Associate in Lithium-Sulfur Batteries
University Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Department Chemical and Biological Engineering
Application Deadline Open until Filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Polymer Science
    Mechanical Engineering
    Engineering Physics
    Energy Technology
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Civil Engineering
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
    Engineering - Other

Two Postdoctoral Associate Positions in Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

Job Description

Dr. Vibha Kalra’s research group at Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA, USA) is seeking applicants for two postdoctoral associate positions on "Lithium -Sulfur Batteries". The project will involve cathode material development and assembly & testing of coin cells and pouch cells. The postdoc will closely work with industry partner(s) for development of batteries. Kalra lab and Drexel are fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities on material fabrication, material characterization (SEM, TEM, XRD, XPS, FTIR, SAXS-WAXS etc.), potentiostats, glove boxes, battery assembling equipment and multi-channel battery cyclers. We are looking for highly self-motivated team players with experience in material development, battery assembly and testing (glove boxes, cell assembly & testing). Experience with pouch cell assembly is a plus.

This work will provide extensive industrial and entrepreneurial exposure to all personnel. The duration of the initial postdoctoral contract is for one year with possible extension for another year.


  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics or related field
  • Strong background in material development
  • Strong background in battery assembly and testing. Experience with Li-S batteries and pouch cell assembly is a plus
  • Strong publication record

Additional Information about Kalra Research Group and Drexel University

To learn more about Kalra Research Group, please visit the following links

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Supplemental Information

Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package, including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11 percent) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals form diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic. Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.

How to Apply

If you are interested, please contact Prof. Vibha Kalra at with your full CV and a cover letter with the following subject line "Postdoctoral Positions in Li-S Batteries"

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Contact Information

  • Vibha Kalra
    Chemical and Biological Engineering
    Drexel University
    3141 Chestnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19104


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