Postdoctoral Fellow

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Job posting number: #7126070

Posted: February 21, 2023

Salary / Pay Rate: $55,000-65,000

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Overview: The physical and material chemistry group (Jier Huang group) in Department of Chemistry and the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society at Boston College seeks postdoctoral fellow to explore the design and structure-function analysis of covalent organic frameworks (COFs) or metal organic frameworks (MOFs) for solar energy conversion. The successful candidate will pursue research on synthesis and design of new COFs and/or MOFs, as well as understanding the correlation of their structure with function for catalysis using state of the art techniques such as time resolved optical spectroscopy, time resolved X-ray absorption spectroscopy, in situ X-ray absorption and X-ray scattering techniques.

More details regarding research projects in the Huang Lab can be found on our website:

Essential Functions: Carry out experimental research in organic and materials chemistry, characterization of optical properties and structure of hybrid materials, provide research summaries and reports and write first drafts of manuscripts.

Duties and Responsibilities: Comprehensive knowledge in material synthesis and understanding of state of art characterization techniques; Ability to develop and implement research plans, write scientific papers, and present the results at scientific meetings and conferences; Capability in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students in the use of the equipment and techniques.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Earned doctorate (or its foreign equivalent) or appropriate terminal degree.

The position requires a PhD in organic/inorganic chemistry or related sciences. The candidate must have a strong background in organic and material synthesis. Experience with characterization of optical properties and structure of crystalline materials and molecular catalysts is a plus. The position is available immediately, and application will be accepted until the position is filled.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: COF/MOF synthesis, metal complex synthesis, familiar with standard characterization techniques for COFs/MOFs and inorganic compounds, fluent in spoken and written English.

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