Post Doctoral Fellow

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Position Number998728Functional TitlePost Doctoral FellowPosition TypePost-docsPosition EclassEP - EHRA 12 mo leave earningUniversity Information

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a higher-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with nearly 20,000 students and over 2,700 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry ( features an extremely supportive and collegial environment with 15 full-time faculty and a diverse student body. We offer a BS in Biochemistry, a BA, BS, and MS in Chemistry including biochemistry options, and a PhD in Medicinal Biochemistry. Our department is housed in a 170,000 square foot, $35 million state of the art science building. Excellent core instrumentation and state of the art facilities for NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry with full time support staff are available on site.

Position Summary

We are seeking applicants for a postdoctoral scholar position in Hematian research group. The project will focus on the mild metal-catalyzed C–H activation and will involve inorganic synthesis and catalytic assays supported by detailed mechanistic studies. Applicants with a strong background in airfree manipulations, catalysis, standard characterization techniques and spectroscopies are encouraged to apply. Most importantly we are looking for someone with enthusiasm for science and research, so applications from exceptional individuals who have a different scientific focus within fields related to different aspects of inorganic chemistry are more than welcome.

Candidates will have the opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary environment and have close interactions with other team members with diverse backgrounds in a variety of areas including bioinorganic chemistry, chemical biology, biophysics, materials chemistry, and electrochemistry to broaden their skills.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, biophysics, biochemistry or a related discipline. Other required qualifications include strong research background, excellent written communication skills as demonstrated in application materials and publications, the desire to mentor junior researchers and professionally interact with a multidisciplinary team.

Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and CertificatesPreferred Qualifications

Experience in inorganic, bioinorganic, organometallic or organic synthesis, metal-mediated transformations, or mechanistic studies is highly desirable. Demonstrated ability to work successfully as part of a collaborative research effort and the desire to participate in external proposal writing and a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must be submitted through Spartan Talent

Applicants should upload (as PDF files), a cover letter addressed to Dr. Shabnam Hematian, a curriculum vita, and arrange for three letters of recommendations to be sent. Any questions can be addressed to Dr. Shabnam Hematian at [email protected]

Applicants are also asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three contacts within the references section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the UNCG Spartan Talent system via email, and asked to provide a confidential letter of reference/recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur as soon as the applicant certifies and submits the application.

Recruitment Range$45,000Org #-DepartmentChemistry & Biochemistry - 12205Job Open Date04/19/2019For Best Consideration Date05/01/2019Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesFTE1.000Type of AppointmentTime LimitedIf time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.

1 year appointment but renewable for additional year, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

Number of Months per Year12FLSAExemptKey Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time40%Key Responsibility

Conduct Research

Essential Tasks

Conduct original research in the area of inorganic/bioinorganic chemistry. Design and carry out experiments leading to the synthesis and study of the relevant molecules/systems.

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time30%Key Responsibility

Presentations and Reporting

Essential Tasks

Prepare and present updates on ongoing research, provide written reports on research progress, participate in group meetings and present seminars to scientific community when asked. Contribute to the preparation and submission of reports, proposals and publications related to research.

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time20%Key Responsibility

Mentorship: Support graduate and undergraduate students

Essential Tasks

Assist with supervision of graduate and undergraduate students with their research projects. Provide leadership and training to students on proper procedures for all instruments, their maintenance and safety regulations in the laboratory setting.

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time10%Key Responsibility

Maintain Research Data

Essential Tasks

Maintain an up to date file of current literature, referencing pertinent to the ongoing research project.

ADA Checklist

ADA Checklist

R for Rare (0-30%), O for Occasional (30-60%), F for Frequent (60-90%), C for Constant (90-100%).

Physical EffortHand Movement-Repetitive Motions - F, Hand Movement-Grasping - F, Holding - F, Finger Dexterity - F, Reading - F, Writing - F, Eye-hand coordination - F, Hearing - c, Talking - c, Standing - c, Sitting - c, Climbing-Stairs - oWork EnvironmentInside - C, Ventilation ConditionsDust - F, Ventilation ConditionsFumes - F, Ventilation ConditionsChemicals - F, Ventilation ConditionsGases - FCApplicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Letter 1
  2. Reference Letter 2
  3. Reference Letter 3
  4. Unofficial Transcript(s)
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • SpartanTalent Website
    • Piedmont Triad Area Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other professional journal / website
    • UNC School System Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Other
  2. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)




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Posted: 4/19/2019
Application Due: 11/27/2019
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