Research Associate

Location
Charlottesville, VA
Posted
Mar 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Chemistry

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 06-02-2016

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia Department of Chemistry invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the group of Professor Charles W. Machan. The field of study will be development of catalysts for the electrochemical activation of water and oxygen with a focus on bimetallic molecular electrocatalysts. This research project will include the design of new materials for immobilizing these catalysts on electrodes and photoelectrodes. The projects are highly interdisciplinary and focused on important energy-related problems.

This is a one-year appointment; however, appointments may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance. The completion of a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field is required by the start date of the appointment. Candidates are required to have experience in organometallic chemistry, homogeneous catalysis, and/or synthetic inorganic chemistry. Knowledge and proficiency in mechanistic studies as well as experience with electrochemistry or materials characterization are preferred. The project requires strong organizational, communication, and leadership skills as the candidate is expected to play a prominent role in the laboratory as a mentor for both graduate and undergraduate students and assist in the set-up, organization, and maintenance of laboratory equipment.

To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0618802, and electronically attach the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references.

Review of applications will begin June 12, 2016; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Professor Charles W. Machan 847-906-3392 machan@outlook.com. Further information about Professor Machan and his research may be found at his website: cwmachan.com.

Questions about the application process in JOBS@UVa should be directed to: Lin Burton,434-924-4360 lgb4d@virginia.edu.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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