Mohammed VI Polytechnic University

MSN: Assistant Professor in Electrochemical Energy Storage and Battery Recycling

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About Mohammed VI polytechnic University (UM6P)

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) is an internationally oriented institution of higher learning, that is committed to an educational system based on the highest standards of teaching and research in fields related to the sustainable economic development of Morocco and Africa. UM6P is an institution oriented towards applied research and innovation. On a specific focus on Africa, UM6P aims to position these fields as the forefront and become a university of international standing.   

More than just a traditional academic institution, UM6P is a platform for experimentation and a pool of opportunities, for students, professors and staff. It offers a high-quality living and study environment thanks to its state-of-the-art infrastructure. With an innovative approach, UM6P places research and innovation at the heart of its educational project as a driving force of a business model.

In its research approach, the UM6P promotes transdisciplinary, entrepreneurship spirit and collaboration with external institutions for developing up to date science and at continent level in order to address real challenges.

All our programs run as start-ups and can be self-organized when they reach a critical mass. Thus, academic liberty is promoted as far as funding is developed by research teams.

The research programs are integrated from long-term research to short-term applications in linkage with incubation and start-up ecosystems.

About MSN department

The Materials Science, Energy, and Nano-Engineering (MSN) Department at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University focuses on leveraging innovative research and education to address Moroccan and African challenges, promoting solutions and entrepreneurship while training future scientists, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Research within MSN is structured around five main areas: Energy Storage, Surface Technology, metallurgy, Polymers and Composites, and Sustainable Materials. The department, with more than 120 researchers, PhD students, and numerous national and international partnerships, is becoming a key player in Morocco's materials research landscape. MSN coordinates a Master of Science program in Materials Science and Engineering, alongside several executive master's programs.

Description of the position

Assistant Professor in Electrochemical Energy Storage and Battery Recycling, focus on responsibilities such as conducting innovative research in battery technologies, promoting sustainable energy solutions, and leading educational efforts in these fields. Qualifications should include a PhD in a relevant field, experience with electrochemical systems and materials science, and a strong track record of scholarly publications. The role should emphasize teaching, research, and collaboration, aiming to advance the institution's contributions to sustainable energy storage, advanced, sustainable and low-cost recycling process for lithium-ion batteries”.

The position offers:

  • A very competitive benefits package
  • A unique portfolio of research partners and collaborators 
  • Highly motivated and rigorously selected PhD and Master students

Position Responsibilities and expertise:

  • Conduct research projects in electrochemical energy storage and battery recycling, focusing on innovative material applications and sustainability in energy storage solutions.
  • Investigate and develop new materials and technologies for improving the efficiency and lifespan of battery systems, with a particular emphasis on recyclability and environmental impact.
  • Engage in the development of advanced characterization techniques for battery materials and electrochemical systems to enhance performance.
  • Collaborate with national and international partners to advance the field of electrochemical energy storage and contribute to global sustainability efforts.
  • Disseminate research findings through high-impact publications, presentations, and intellectual property filings, ensuring knowledge transfer and technological advancement.
  • Oversee the management and coordination of research projects, ensuring milestones are achieved and align with the strategic goals of the department and institution.

Required Expertise:

  • PhD in Materials Science, Electrochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or a closely related field, with a specialization in energy storage systems and battery technology.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading research projects with a focus on electrochemical energy storage and materials science.
  • Proficiency in the development and characterization of battery materials, along with a deep understanding of electrochemical principles.
  • Strong track record of scholarly publications and successful project management.
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills, with the ability to engage in interdisciplinary research and establish partnerships.
  • Commitment to innovation, sustainability, and the advancement of electrochemical energy storage technologies. 

In addition, the candidate must be able to: 

  • Design and teach Advanced Master of Science Modules, including electrochemistry, corrosion, and others, industrial electrolytic processes, electrochemical properties of materials.
  • Supervising and co-supervising PhD and Master theses
  • Collaborating with local and international universities and institutions for research development.

Selection criteria:

  • PhD in Chemistry, Materials Science, or Electrochemistry with a focus on the development and characterization of materials for energy storage and recycling applications.
  • Demonstrated expertise in electrochemistry, specifically related to energy storage and battery recycling.
  • Experience in characterizing advanced materials, with a focus on applications in the phosphate industry or related fields.
  • An excellent track record of research in electrochemical energy storage, evidenced by high-impact peer-reviewed publications and patents. A H-index of more than 6 is preferable.
  • Proven experience in leading and conducting research projects that have resulted in significant contributions to the field.
  • Experience in securing funding for research projects from government, international agencies, and industry.
  • Demonstrated leadership and project management skills, with the ability to foster teamwork and drive research projects to successful completion.
  • Experience in teaching at higher education level and the ability to develop new courses related to electrochemistry and materials science.
  • Proven record of supervising undergraduate, graduate, PhD students, and/or post-doctoral fellows.
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with peers, industry partners, and stakeholders at various organizational levels.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, facilitating effective teamwork and collaboration across disciplinary boundaries.
  • Ability to forge collaborative relationships with peers and to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse stakeholders at various organizational levels.
  • Teaching experience in higher education with the capacity to develop new courses, mentor/organize teaching programs and connect research to teaching.

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MSN: Assistant Professor in Electrochemical Energy Storage and Battery Recycling
Lot 660, Hay Moulay Rachid Ben Guerir, Morocco Benguerir, Morocco
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