Open Positions

1. Graduate students

Students with bachelor's or master's degree in materials science, physics, applied physics, chemistry or a related field are encouraged to apply.

2. Postdoctoral fellows

Job link on ARIeS:

Title Postdoctoral Fellow in Materials Science 
School Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Department/Area Materials Research 
Position Description

The Li Group is looking for a postdoctoral research fellow for projects on battery materials/devices or strongly correlated materials. Recent Ph.D. and postdocs with a background in materials science, physics, applied physics, chemistry, or a related field are encouraged to apply.  The successful candidate will have expertise in some of the following areas:

  • Design, synthesis, and testing of electrochemical energy storage materials 
  • Advanced characterizations of energy-related materials 
  • Design of battery devices
  • DFT simulations 
  • Theoretical and simulation approaches for strongly correlated materials
Basic Qualifications


Additional Qualifications

Strong communication skills, motivation in scientific research, and experience in writing scientific papers are required. Candidates with a strong background in solid-state batteries or unconventional superconductors are encouraged to apply.  

Special Instructions 

Please submit a current CV with publications listed along with three references.

SEAS is dedicated to building a diverse and welcoming community and strongly encourages applications from historically underrepresented groups.

Contact Information

Jessa Piaia, Faculty Coordinator for Prof. Xin Li. Please use email to contact us.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 3


3. Undergraduate visiting students and visiting graduate students who want to gain the research experience in rechargeable batteries or unconventional superconductivity are also welcome.

For application, please contact us