This is a start-up funded position to work in Dr. Skye Fortier's lab (new faculty in Chemistry.
Postdoctoral research position focusing on the synthesis and study of organometallic compounds, to work in Dr. Skye Fortier's lab.
The postdoctoral associate will perform research in the area of synthetic inorganic chemistry. In particular, the associate's research project will involve the synthesis and characterization of metals possessing unusual oxidation states or coordination environments and study how these properties affect reactivity. Metals of interest include first-row and early metals as well as the actinides. The postdoctoral associate will be required to synthesize and manipulate materials under strictly anaerobic and anhydrous environments (e.g. Schlenk line synthesis). Furthermore, the associate will be expected to contribute to the design and synthesis of new ligand systems. Other duties include assisting with laboratory setup and management, training and mentoring students, and related responsibilities as assigned.
Other related functions as assigned.
The candidate must possess a recent Ph.D. in Chemistry from an accredited institution and must be fully experienced with inorganic or organometallic synthesis. A successful candidate must also be fully skilled with traditional techniques such as NMR and IR spectroscopies and be comfortable with the characterization of paramagnetic species by these methods. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
The ability to perform standard single crystal X-ray diffractometry and crystallographic structure determinations is not necessary but highly desired.
May work around chemical fumes May work around chemicals Lifting and moving The position will require extensive use of an inert atmosphere workstation or glovebox.