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Multiple Postdoctoral Scholar Positions Available – Energy and Industry Decarbonization

Job title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Department Name: UK IDEA
Work Location: Lexington, KY
Salary Range: Starting at $60,000/year and adjustable after 6 months upon performance review
Type of Position: Temporary
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Education: PhD 
Required Related Experience: N/A
Required License/Registration/Certification: N/A

Physical Requirements: Lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects, climb stairs and ladders, work outdoors, wear all PPE, sitting for long periods of time, standing, and walking.

Shift:   Typically Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, occasional evenings or weekends may be required

Job Summary: The positions at UK IDEA offer an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual to perform cutting edge research work in CO2 capture from point sources, CO2 removal from air and ocean, hydrogen production, material recycling from energy storage devices and intermittent renewable energy generating devices. 

Desired Skills / Knowledge / Abilities: 
Note that it is not necessary to possess all of these skills and we may also consider related skills.

  • Possess good understanding of general engineering concepts and knowledge, e.g., chemical kinetics, heat transfer and mass transfer properties, and thermodynamics particularly as related to chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, and environmental engineering.
  • Experienced in process integration, process flow diagrams and piping and instrumentation diagrams, and reactor design using computer aided designing tools, e.g., AutoCAD, execution particularly as related to integrated process units with entry/middle-level knowledge of process automation, e.g., Raspberry Pi coupled with python or equivalent, data collection, analysis, visualization using Excel, python, MATLAB, etc.
  • Be able to work both independently with brief guidance, strong hands-on ability with a “can-do” attitude, and passion for learning new things everyday. 
  • Track record in data analysis and manuscript preparation.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?        No

If interested please send resume and transcripts to

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