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Fellow (Post Doc) - Chemistry

Apply now Department: 3670020070 Chemistry
Job no: 506562
Work type: Post Doc
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Research / Scientific / Grants, Natural / Quantitative Sciences
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Takashi Ito’s lab. We are looking for a candidate to be involved in the preparation/characterization of nanoporous materials, and the quantitative evaluation of intermolecular interactions using spectroscopic and electrochemical methods. This is an opportunity to participate in NSF-funded collaborative research with Professor Amar Flood and Dr. Yi Yi (Indiana University). For information about our laboratory, please visit visit: http://www.k-state.edu/chem/people/grad-faculty/ito/lab/index.html.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

The Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks to foster diversity in a commitment to recruit, retain and resource peoples historically under-represented in university education in the United States. Fostering diversity goes beyond increasing the numbers of under-represented students, faculty and staff. It also includes a commitment to substantial curricular offerings, resources, and programming that foregrounds the knowledges, perspectives, cultures, and histories of marginalized communities. A truly diverse college culture and structure will benefit all members of the university community to better serve and excel in an increasingly global and multicultural world.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry
  • Experimental research in spectrometric investigations of (broadly-defined) supramolecular chemistry

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Electrochemistry research and/or the preparation, surface functionalization and characterization of naoporous materials

Duties and Responsiblities:

  • Plan and conduct experiments that aim to develop innovative water purification membranes and electrochemical sensors.
  • Analyze data collected and summarize results for research articles. Present findings at professional meetings.
  • Maintain research labs by keeping laboratory instruments in working condition and ensuring laboratory material is available. Train students in how to perform spectrometric investigations.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents in a single PDF file:

  1. Letter of interest which includes research achievements related to minimum requirements
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Names and contact information for three (3) references.

Screening of Applications Begins:


Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

$47,476 - $50,000

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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