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Two Research Associate Positions at University of Virginia in Professor Xiaodong (Chris) Li's Lab

Two Research Associate Positions at University of Virginia


The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia seeks candidates for two Research Associate positions to assist in the development of low-cost carbon fiber techniques in Professor Xiaodong (Chris) Li's lab.


A PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related field is required by the start date of the position. The successful candidates will have a background in materials science, carbon fiber/carbon materials/materials synthesis research. Experience with materials synthesis and characterization, and mechanical characterization techniques, including but not limited to scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, and X-ray diffraction as well as mechanical testing techniques, including but not limited to tension/compression testing and indentation is required. The candidates shall be expected to research, develop, manufacture, and demonstrate carbon fiber precursor technology and processing techniques.


This is a one-year appointment; however, appointment may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.


To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0623940. Complete a Candidate Profile online and attach the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three (3) references. Review of applications will begin September 9, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.


For questions regarding this position, please contact Prof. Chris Li at


For questions regarding the application, please contact Rich Haverstrom at


With one of the highest graduation rates of minority undergraduate students and one of the highest percentages of women engineering students among public universities, the University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. UVA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities. We also welcome others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the university's research and teaching mission. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.


Closing Date:      Open Until Filled


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