Research Associate

Charlottesville, VA
Mar 31, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Chemistry

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 03-30-2018

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 is for the electrocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide. This research project will include mechanistic studies and synthetic modification of catalysts. The project is highly interdisciplinary and focused on important energy-related problems.

This is a one-year appointment; however, appointments may be renewed an additional one-year increment, 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 DFT methods, mechanistic studies, electrochemical methods, materials characterization, and time-resolved spectroscopic methods 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 (, search on posting number 0622844, and electronically attach the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references.

Review of applications will begin April 10, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Professor Charles W. Machan 434-924-7997 Further information about Professor Machan and his research may be found at his website:

Questions about the application process in JOBS@UVa should be directed to: Lin Burton at

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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