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Join Us!

We have positions for research assistants (for those with a BS or MS degree and interested in doing research while providing technical services to the group), postdocs and research scientists (typically beyond postdoc level, similar to non-tenure track professors in the US). We are also looking for candidates in scientific writing, editing and visual communications.


Below are descriptions for immediate postdoc openings:    

We are looking for postdoc candidates with specific expertise in the following areas. However, strong candidates with ambitious research ideas in the general areas of nanomaterials and materials chemistry are also encouraged to apply.

  • Area 1: Experimental and/or computation work regarding molecule-surface interactions (e.g., ligand-surface charge transfer, cation-pi interaction, and others) with relevance to colloidal behaviors in solvents and surface chemical/electrochemical reactions.  

  • Area 2: Experimental work regarding the sintering of ceramic powders through dry and/or wet routes, which may involve chemical and physical methods such as thermal, pressure and flash sintering.

  • Area 3: Experimental work in phenolic and benzoxazine resin polymers.

  • Area 4: Respiratory droplets: Capture of aerosol droplets by surface engineering, chemical analysis of dried droplets, and design/organization of human subject study.

Your Opportunity and Qualifications

Qualification for candidates:

  • A Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering or related disciplines

  • Strong research background with quality publications (does not equal to the impact factor of the journals)

  • Good command of English (spoken and written), excellent communication and team skills


Candidates are expected to:

  • Actively participate in on-going projects and collaborations  

  • Timely disseminate research findings through publications and conferences

  • Co-supervise undergraduate and graduate students

  • Contribute to the team-building and well-being of the group


Candidates are strongly encouraged to pursue their own new research ideas and initiate new collaborations as needed. Westlake has state-of-the-art research facilities and outstanding supporting staff. Candidates will be well supported to pursue their scientific ambitions. They also have the opportunities to respond to various external fellowships for the benefit of their career development. Please click the button for more details.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a CV, a brief research statement desribing relevant experience and/or research interest, and names of 2 references to jxhuang-manager AT In the subject line please indicate “Name + Postdoc application”. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt until the positions are filled.

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