Postdoctoral Chemist

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The Postdoctoral Chemist shall participate in a Department of Defense awarded project with an emphasis on the synthesis and characterization of inorganic crystalline materials. The Postdoctoral Chemist shall be responsible for designing and synthesizing crystalline materials; searching pertinent scientific literature; collecting, preparing, and analyzing experimental data; operating and maintaining the X-ray facilities; supervising and training undergraduate researchers; preparing and writing paper in peer-reviewed journals; presenting research data in regional and national conferences; and overseeing regular laboratory safety.


Ph.D. in chemistry required. Postdoctoral Chemist is expected to have knowledge and experience in crystal growth (hydrothermal and solid-state methods), single crystal XRD, and other analytical techniques, including powder XRD, FT-IR, UV-Vis-NIR, TGA, SEM-EDS, etc. He/she must possess strong organizational and project management skills as well as excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written.  Must be motivated to work with undergraduate researchers. 


APPLICATION PROCEDURE:   Candidates must submit a letter of application, an unofficial transcript, curriculum vita, three representative publications, the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references as a single PDF file to Dr. Jie Ling via [email protected]




Claflin University is a nationally ranked comprehensive institution of higher education affiliated with The United Methodist Church. A historically black university founded in 1869, Claflin is committed to providing students with access to exemplary educational opportunities in its undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs. Claflin seeks to foster a rich community comprised of students, faculty, staff, and administrators who work to nurture and develop the skills and character needed for engaged citizenship and visionary and effective leadership.

In its undergraduate programs, Claflin provides students with the essential foundation of a liberal arts education. Emphasizing critical and analytic thinking, independent research, oral and written communication skills, the University invites students to use disciplined study to explore and confront the substantive challenges facing the global society. Claflin’s graduate programs provide opportunities for advanced students to increase their specialization in particular fields of study oriented toward professional enhancement and academic growth. Its continuing education programs provide students with expanded avenues for professional development and personal fulfillment.

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