Assistant Research Professor or Researcher in Lithium Metal Battery

Penn State University

University Park Campus
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College of Engineering
Electrochemical Engine Center (ECEC)


Applications are invited for a researcher or Assistant Research Professor position at Electrochemical Engine Center (ECEC) in the field of lithium metal anode modeling and experimentation. We are looking for talented, ambitious, and hard-working candidates, especially those with experience in the lithium ion battery modeling and experiments. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related fields; strong prior experience in battery modeling and lithium metal plating; strong skills in battery diagnostics and characterization; good communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment; ability to work independently to solve critical problems. The position is immediately available. The ECEC, directed by Prof. Chao-Yang Wang, is a multi-disciplinary research program concentrating on understanding and developing advanced batteries and fuel cells for vehicle electrification, renewable energy storage, and power grid management. The center has extensive computational and experimental facilities, including a large format Li-ion battery manufacturing facility. Please see for more details on the Electrochemical Engine Center. Due to a large number of applications expected, only most qualified applicants for these positions will be contacted.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088