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Postdoctoral Research Associate


Apply now Job no: 508192
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Science

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.

About the Opportunity:

The Sayre Photochemistry Lab at Northeastern University seeks one enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to commence spring 2022.  The research focus will be on transient absorption spectroscopy to investigate photocatalysis mechanisms and developing supramolecular photocatalysts for organic synthesis.  Projects may involve inorganic synthesis, catalysis, steady-state spectroscopy, electrochemistry, and time-resolved spectroscopy.  Other potential projects that align with our general direction are also possible.    

Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of the postdoc is to conduct research. The postdoc is also expected to write research papers, present research at meetings, contribute to research proposals, manage research data and software, and assist in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.

Qualifications:

  • The candidate should have strong problem-solving skills, communication skills, and be highly motivated.
  • Demonstrated research experience in inorganic synthesis, photocatalysis, or spectroscopy.
  • Expertise in time-resolved spectroscopy will be a plus.

Preferred Qualifications:

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, or a closely related field. 

Salary Grade:

10

How to Apply:

Applications should contain a cover letter briefly describing candidate’s research experience and interests, a full CV with a publication list, Ph.D. completion date, and the names and contact information for three references who might be contacted for recommendations. Review of applications will begin immediately.

The position will be available starting January 2022 and will remain open until filled. The initial appointment is for one year, with the potential for extension depending on regular progress evaluation and continuation of funding. It is generally expected that the appointment will be extended for at least one additional year if the progress evaluation is satisfactory.

Additional Information:

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

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