Two postdoctoral positions available for glass research at CeRTEV

Applications for postdoctoral fellowships are invited for conducting fundamental research at the Center for Research, Technology and Education in Vitreous Materials (CeRTEV) in São Carlos, Brazil.

The period of the fellowship is two years, starting in April to June of 2021, and are renewable for two additional years upon mutual consent.

CeRTEV is an 11-year (established in 2013) joint effort of the Federal University at São Carlos (UFSCar), the University of São Paulo (USP) and the State University of São Paulo (UNESP), to research the area of Functional Glasses and Glass-Ceramics.

The postdoctoral research will be focused on fundamental investigations of ion-conducting glasses by Molecular Dynamics (MD) Simulations, NMR and impedance spectroscopy of structural links to kinetic processes (diffusion, viscous flow, relaxation, phase separation, crystallization) in glass and glass-ceramic science. Projects in the development and use of glass and glass-ceramics solid electrolytes in Li+/Na+ batteries as well as the assembly and characterization of all-solid-state batteries will also be welcome.

The researcher is expected to conduct the post-doc activities in one of the joint CeRTEV laboratories and be supervised by one of our Principal Investigators in close collaboration with the other CeRTEV researchers and students.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or Engineering, previous experience with computer simulations, or Raman spectroscopy or NMR, or electrical and electrochemical characterization of solid electrolytes and devices and have a genuine interest in conducting interdisciplinary research in an international environment. Previous experience in glass science, solid state physics or chemistry is advantageous. The language requirements are English, Spanish or Portuguese.

The monthly fellowships (non-taxable) include ca. 7.300 BRL, plus 15 percent professional expenses (e.g., for travel and conference participation), which is far enough for a comfortable living style. Travel expenses from and to their home countries will also be covered.

Please send applications including CV, list of publications, a 2-page research proposal, and the names and email addresses of two senior references by January 30, 2021 to the following persons:

  • MD simulations and NMR – Prof. Hellmut Eckert (eckert@ifsc.usp.br),
  • ion conducting glasses, solid electrolytes and all solid state batteries – Prof. Ana Candida Martins Rodrigues (acmr@ufscar.br).

Please always copy Laurie Leal: certevlamav@gmail.com.