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Full-Time Assistant Research Engineer – Energy Storage and Battery

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 12th, 2018
Last review date: April 16th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Winston Chung Global Energy Center (WCGEC) at the University of California-Riverside (UCR) seeks an Assistant Professional Researcher, in the area of energy storage including battery. WCGEC is a major multi-disciplinary research center at UCR, focusing on both integrated energy and power systems and next generation energy generation and storage materials with significant laboratory infrastructure for research on new battery technologies, solar power generation, and smart grid technologies. This position is part of a growing community of researchers and industry partners to address the broad area of energy research at WCGEC and the UCR Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE). This recruitment is for an Assistant Research Engineer, a Ph.D. is required at the start of service. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate should have several years of experience in the field of energy storage, with working knowledge of advanced battery and other energy storage. The candidate should have the ability to work independently and cooperatively in a team interacting with diverse stakeholder groups. We expect the applicant will successfully launch and maintain an independent, externally funded, research program. The candidate should be able to manage various multi-user facilities including energy generation and storage labs. Prior experience in development of grant proposals and participation in graduate student supervision are desirable. Teaching is not required for this position.

To Apply: Interested individuals should upload a cover letter, your most recently updated curriculum vitae, three letters of references, a Statement or Research, and a Contribution to Diversity Statement to the AP recruit website at Full consideration will be given to applications received by April 16, 2018. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

For more information about the WCGEC, please visit For more information about the College of Engineering, please visit

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Advancement through the researcher ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Riverside, CA




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