Postdoctoral Research Associate in Supramolecular Chemistry
Chemical Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
A postdoctoral position in organic synthesis is available immediately in the Chemical Separations Group to support our research in supramolecular chemistry. The primary responsibility will be to perform synthesis and characterization of novel receptors for ion recognition and separation. In addition to traditional molecular hosts, our group is currently targeting less conventional ion receptors based on self-assembled cages and frameworks, guided by computer-aided design. Depending on his/her qualifications and research interests, the candidate will thus have the opportunity to contribute to various aspects of ongoing projects in the group, including ion binding measurements, self-assembly and crystal engineering studies, and extractive separations.
A Ph.D. in Chemistry or closely related discipline is required. A strong background and demonstrated experience in synthesis and characterization of organic compounds are required. The candidate must be able to work independently and have good oral and written communication skills. Experience or knowledge in some of the following areas is a plus: analytical techniques for studying supramolecular associations (NMR and UV-VIS titrations, ESI-MS, X-ray diffraction, ITC, etc), extractive separations, crystallization techniques, and supramolecular chemistry/crystal engineering concepts.
Applicants cannot have received the most recent degree more than five years prior to the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Questions regarding the position can be directed to Radu Custelcean at . Please include the requisition number and title when corresponding.
How to Apply:
Qualified applicants must apply online at https://www2.orau.gov/ORNL_POST/. All applicants will need to register before they can begin the online application. For complete instructions, on how to apply, please see the instructions at http://www.orau.gov/orise/edu/ornl/ornl-pdpm/application.htm.
This appointment is offered through the ORNL Postgraduate Research Participation Program and is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The program is open to all qualified U.S. and non-U.S. citizens without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran.
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