We are seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to investigate diverse photochemistry of organic/inorganic materials for applications in solar energy conversion and storage in the laboratory of Grace Han in the Department of Chemistry at Brandeis University.
Current projects include:
Design of new photo-switching molecules and macromolecules
Thermal and optical analysis of photo-switching dynamics
Synthesis of transition metal complexes incorporating photo-switching ligands for the study of their solid-state switching behavior
Ideal candidate will have a PhD in organic synthesis or physical organic chemistry
A PhD in Chemistry or other closely related fields is essential
In-depth experience in the organic synthesis of small molecules (including air- and moisture-free synthesis techniques)
Understanding of optical and thermal properties of materials. Experience of using UV-Vis spectrophotometer, differential scanning calorimetry, and thermogravimetric analysis
Strong publication record in organic chemistry and related fields
Excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently and as a team member are essential
Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a cover letter with a description of past research experience and accomplishments, and three signed references on letterhead by May 1, 2019. Preference will be given to those that get their applications in by May 1st. Applications should be sent to:
Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender identity and expression, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law.
About Brandeis University Chemistry Department
As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Four major academic units with 3,600 undergraduates and 2,050 graduate students comprise the University: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the International Business School, and the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. In 1985, Brandeis was elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which represents the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Brandeis has been ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since the rankings’ inception. Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of th...e American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education. By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression.
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