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Post Doctorate RA - Molecular Catalysis (calorimetry and kinetics)


Job Description

Job ID: 307834
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Description

New postdoc needed in the Catalysis Science Group for experimental research in molecular catalysis. Basic research in synthetic and mechanistic inorganic chemistry. Design, synthesize and characterize new molecular complexes, and carry out kinetic, thermochemical, and mechanistic studies, leading to new catalysts.

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Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years (60 months) or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in synthetic and mechanistic organometallic/inorganic chemistry and handling air-sensitive materials is required. Excellent oral and written communications skills are mandatory. Proficiency with a range of spectroscopic techniques, particularly NMR, is essential. Experience in calorimetry measurements is desirable.

Ph.D. in organometallic chemistry or inorganic chemistry

The perfect candidate would have these 3 characteristics:
Expertise in preparing and handling highly air-sensitive complexes
Experience in NMR and electrochemistry
Independent and highly motivated

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 307834
Directorate: Physical & Computational Sciences
Division: Physical Sciences
Group: Catalysis Science