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Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships

Development of all-solid-state lithium-ion batteries

Reference number: 12005
Supervisor: Xia Li

Program description

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship in the area of energy storage materials. This position is a full-time position at the Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, and the selected applicant can start effective immediately.

The goal of this project will be to use nanomaterials and nanotechnology to overcome the key challenges in next-generation batteries. The specific research project will be the synthesis and design of silicon anodes and their interfaces for high-energy and long-lasting all-solid-state batteries. This will include nanomaterial synthesis, interface design, electrochemical analysis, and advanced materials characterizations in this project.

The selected applicant will have access to the state-of-the-art facilities for the manufacturing of all-solid-state batteries that are located at the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering. They will have access to other synthesis and characterization facilities, such as synchrotron X-ray as well as XRD, XPS, and ALD facilities.

Academic qualifications required

Candidate with exceptional experience in nanomaterials synthesis for various battery technologies are welcome to sending her/his CVs with qualifications for potential opening.

  • Battery Assembly
  • Silicon nanomaterials
  • Solid-state batteries (Li metal, solid electrolytes)
  • ALD/MLD (previous experience preferred)
  • Synchrotron X-ray

Students from underrepresented groups, including but not limited to, women, Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities, and persons with disabilities, are welcome to apply.

Eligibility requirements

  • Applicants must not currently hold a postdoctoral appointment at Concordia
  • Priority will be given to postdoctoral fellows who have obtained their PhD from another university although in exceptional cases Concordia graduates may be considered
  • Applicants must adhere to the postdoctoral fellow eligibility criteria outlined in Concordia University’s Postdoctoral Policy


Horizon position is expected to be filled as soon as possible but no later than March 1, 2024.

Submission process

  • All documents must be submitted to Xia Li
  • Please include the reference number with your application

Application checklist

  • One to three (1-3) page research statement demonstrating fit with the program described above 
  • Current curriculum vitae demonstrating research excellence and a capacity for leadership in the domain (maximum 5 pages)
  • Two letters of reference from academic supervisors or current employers to be sent via e-mail directly to: Xia Li


The prestigious two-year Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships are valued at $50,000 per year plus benefits and full access to Concordia’s services, including GradProSkills.

Concordia University is a vibrant research and teaching environment, with state-of-the-art research facilities and many research centers. Concordia is located in Montreal, Canada, a diverse and creative city, often ranked as offering one of the best quality of living experiences in North America.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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