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Research assistant at Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department Description:

Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering (DCME) is the research department for materials science and technology at Nazarbayev University and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society.

Professor Zhumabay Bakenov’s  Group in DCME Laboratory for advanced energy storage systems performs physical vapor deposition (PVD) of functional thin films and coatings, with a particular focus on deposition of Li-ion microbatteries. Our goal is to develop microbatteries with improved properties, but also to synthesize entirely new functional materials (http://batterykazakhstan.com/).

Job Description:

Position will focus on PVD of thin film microbatteries using high vacuum apparatus and device fabrication/characterization. Extensive technical work, such as equipment maintenance and repair, should be expected. The RA will also be responsible for high-level literature review and technical publication in impact factor journals.


B.S. or MSc degree in physics, materials science, chemistry, electrical engineering, or related field.

Knowledge of glovebox integrated thin film deposition systems (PVD, thermal evaporation, etc.), and characterization using surface science systems (SEM, XPS, XRD, and AFM).

Knowledge of state of the art energy storage systems. High level of English proficiency is required.

Experience in laboratory setting is desired. Experience in preparation/submission of publications and presentation of original research at conferences/meetings is preferred.

Contact details:berik.uzakbaiuly@nu.edu.kz