Postdoctoral Research Assoc

Aug 23, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Postdoctoral Research Assoc

Requisition Number: STFR003946

Division/College: College of Science

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


We seek an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to use their theoretical chemistry background to solve problems in green chemistry and renewable energy. The Lopez group uses computations to deepen the understanding of light-promoted chemical reactions in the presence of small-molecule chromophore catalysts under mild reaction conditions. The proposed research will utilize quantum mechanical calculations, multi-scale simulations, and or machine learning techniques to rationally design novel organic photoredox catalysts. Further computations will focus on likely reaction mechanisms and origins of regioselectivities for these reactions in a highly collaborative environment.

Many of these catalysts will have similar electronic structures as non-fullerene electron acceptor materials in organic photovoltaics. Solid-state simulations of these materials will facilitate understanding of the molecular basis of electronic processes in organic photovoltaics. Our group is interested in understanding the relationship between molecular structure and condensed-phase properties such as electron transport rates, donor-acceptor interfacial morphologies, and exciton dissociation. The primary responsibility of the postdoc is performing and communicating the research. Additional responsibilities may include grant writing and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. The appointment is for one year and may be extended pending regular progress evaluation.


Candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent) with highly desired backgrounds in theoretical chemistry, data science, or experimental chemistry.

Additional Information:
This appointment is funded by an award received from an outside source. The duration of this position is contingent upon the continued availability of funding from this award at its current financial level.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.