Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry (Synthetic, Inorganic)

Indiana University Bloomington

Bloomington, IN

ID: 7077493
Posted: April 21, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Summary
Department Information:
The Department of Chemistry consists of a well-rounded research community with cutting-edge expertise in a wide variety of modern disciplines including analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, materials chemistry, and biochemistry.

Job Summary:
The Smith Lab in the Department of Chemistry at Indiana University is taking applications for postdoctoral research position. The position offers an opportunity to develop the metal-ligand multiple bond chemistry of low-coordinate base metal complexes. The successful candidate will synthesize air-sensitive, paramagnetic transition metal complexes, characterize these using a variety of spectroscopic methods, develop insight into electronic structure and undertake mechanistic investigations. Motivated applicants with PhD training in synthetic inorganic chemistry will be considered.
Experience gained will be relevant to careers in both academia and industry. Trainees will receive regular guidance to ensure progress is made toward their career goals. Trainees are also afforded the scheduling flexibility needed to maintain an appropriate work life balance.

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Basic Qualifications
Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. in synthetic inorganic chemistry, or any related discipline, must be received at time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Proficiency in the synthesis and characterization of air-sensitive compounds is essential. Experience in the characterization of paramagnetic complexes, electronic structure calculations and reaction mechanisms is desirable.

Department Contact for Questions
Department Contact for Questions:
Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Prof. Jeremy Smith, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, 800 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405,

Additional Qualifications
Salary and Rank $40,400 - $45,000/ yr, Postdoctoral Fellow
Special Instructions
The initial appointment for this position will be for 12 months. Additional 12-month extension will be available based on performance and/or availability of funds. A competitive salary along with a benefits package will be offered.

Special Instructions:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to or email the documents to Prof. Smith at Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. For best consideration, please apply before 04/30/2021.
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