Post Doc Fellow, Liu Research Group, Chemistry

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

ID: 7107289
Posted: August 4, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati puts education into action, ranking among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”



With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.



At UC, today’s possibilities spark tomorrow’s reality.



Job Overview
The Liu research group (weiliulab.org) in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati is currently accepting applications for a post-doctoral associate position. Our lab focuses on developing innovative synthetic organic approaches.



This is a one-year appointment that may be renewed to additional one-year terms, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

Essential Functions
The successful candidate in this role, will conduct independent research focused on developing and understanding new transition metal-catalyzed bond-forming reactions.

Required Education
Completion of a PhD in Chemistry is required by the appointment date.

Additional Qualifications Considered
Background in transition metal catalysis, fluoroalkylation, copper chemistry.
Strong publication record.
Previous postdoc experience is ideal.

Application Process
Qualified and interested applicants must complete our online application process. In addition to the application, candidates must submit:

A cover letter.
Current copy of their curriculum vitae.
Contact information for at least 2 professional letters of reference.


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.



As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).