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Fellow (Post Doc) (Chemistry)

Apply now Department: 3670020070 Chemistry
Job no: 509924
Work type: Post Doc (Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Research / Scientific / Grants, Natural / Quantitative Sciences
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Chemistry at Kansas State University. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry at the time of appointment. This position will require the synthesis/characterization of organometallic complexes, as well as the quantitative evaluation of catalytic reactions using spectroscopic and chromatographic methods. Duties would include planning and conducting synthetic procedures, as well as writing and editing manuscripts/articles. The position requires the individual to display critical thinking and independent judgment as it relates to ongoing and new research in the field, with guidance from the Primary Investigator. Candidates must have considerable experience synthesizing air-/moisture-sensitive transition metal complexes. Previous experience in organometallic synthesis and kinetic investigations of catalytic systems is preferred. This is an opportunity to join a growing research team and explore exciting new projects in the field of olefin metathesis.

Why Join Us:

To learn more about the Chemistry Department please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/chem/

This position is benefits eligible: health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off-vacation, sick and holidays.

To learn more visit: http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/

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 underrepresented students, faculty and staff. It also includes a commitment to substantial curricular offerings, resources, and programming that foregrounds the knowledge, 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 Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry
  • Experience synthesizing air-/moisture-sensitive metal complexes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in organometallic synthesis and kinetic investigations of catalytic systems

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment 

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents in ONE pdf file:

  1. Letter of interest (cover letter) which should concisely summarize research achievements related to position requirements
  2. Current Curriculum vitae
  3. Contact information for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by January 1, 2021.

Anticipated Hiring Salary:

$47,476 annually  

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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