Fellow (Post Doc)

Jun 15, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position:

Perform research on solid-state chemistry and physics of organic inclusion compounds.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community. 

Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years.  Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

Job Description:

A postdoctoral position is available immediately for studies of ferroelastic and ferroelectric domain switching, crystal growth, crystallography, phase transitions, and molecular recognition phenomena in organic inclusion compounds and related materials.  The position requires a strong background in X-ray crystallography and some experience in solid-state NMR spectroscopy of single crystals, as well as the ability to synthesize organic compounds (including labeled compounds) and to analyze them.  The successful candidate will focus on collection and analysis of synchrotron X-ray data of incommensurate systems, will solve and refine crystal structures with complex disorder, and will be exposed to a wide variety of techniques in the area of solid-state chemistry.  He or she will help train graduate and undergraduate students in these techniques and must also value working with faculty and students from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics or Materials Science

At least two years experience collecting and analyzing synchrotron X-ray diffraction data, including solution and refinement of structures with complex disorder. The ability to synthesize organic compounds and to analyze them. A detailed understanding of superspace crystallography. Some experience with single crystal NMR.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficiency in the use of a polarizing microscope.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit ONE pdf file containing letter of interest, CV, contact information, and list of at least three references, along with the completed application.

Screening of Applications Begins: Screening begins June 28 and will continue until he position is filled. Salary Range / Pay Rate: $47,476 / annual 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. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.  Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.