Post Doctoral - Electrochemical Systems; Energy Interconversion & Electrocatalysis - Electronics

School/Institution:University de São Paulo , Brazil, Sao Paulo

Discipline: Electronics

Employment Type:Full-time


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Job Categories: Post-Doc

Academic Fields

  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering Mechanics

This postdoctoral research will be developed in collaboration with researchers from the Research Center for Gas Innovation – RCGI projects at USP (program and projects are available on the RCGI website

The research group at PME-Poli works with the development and study of modern systems for the interconversion of energies. The goal of this postdoctoral position is the development, test and characterization of catalyst-electrode systems and reactors for the selective conversion of water into hydrogen and oxygen.

A key aspect of this position is the holistic approach to electrochemical reactors, including synthesis and characterization of electrocatalysts, component manufacture, and reactor characterization and operation. This is a transdisciplinary position, with close collaboration with numerical modelling of the reactors.

In this way, theoretical knowledge and a solid background in mathematics are beneficial, as well as the capacity to break through apparent barriers between disciplines.

Applicants are required to demonstrate that they possess the following attributes:


  • PhD degree in engineering or physical sciences (within less than five year).
  • Familiarity with energy-conversion electrochemical devices, such as fuel cells and electrolyzers.

Experience (are highly valued, albeit not fully required)

  • Experience in handling all aspects of an electrochemical device;
  • Experience in the manufacture of electrodes and electrochemical systems, especially electrolysers;
  • Experience of electrochemical and related experimental techniques is essential;
  • Experience in microkinetic modelling is an asset;
  • Knowledge of catalytic mechanisms;
  • Experience with transdisciplinary research and practical experience of working as part of a research team.

Skills and Abilities

  • Supervisory/Staff Management Skills;
  • Teaching skills;
  • Ability to exercise initiative;
  • Programming skills, especially in lab-based systems;
  • Ability to relate appropriately to others;
  • Report writing skills;
  • Presentation skills;
  • Ability to conduct a detailed review of recent literature;
  • Ability to develop and apply new concepts;
  • Creative approach to problem-solving;
  • Ability to direct the work of a small research team and motivate others to produce a high standard of work;
  • Ability to prioritise own work in response to deadlines;
  • Basic computer skills, including word-processing, spreadsheets and the Internet.


  • Knowledge of electrochemistry and electrochemical energy systems.
  • Knowledge of materials research;
  • Knowledge of transport phenomena.


This Postdoc fellowship is funded by FUSP. The fellowship will cover a standard maintenance stipend of R$ 7.373,10 per month.


Position: Post-Doctoral REF: 21PDR132

Contact Information


Human Resources

University De São Paulo

Av Prof Mello Moraes, 2231

Cidade Universitaria - Butanta

Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo 05508-030


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