Postdoc Research Associate in organic chemistry and catalysis

Location: United States
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Published: 2 weeks ago

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Job Description:

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The laboratory of Professor Yan Zhao in the Department of Chemistry is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate with background in organic chemistry and catalysis. The successful candidate will design and synthesize functional polymeric nanoparticles as artificial enzymes. This is a one-year fixed term appointment that may be eligible for renewal.

See recent publications for examples:

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022144, 17110–17119. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.2c06848 and J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021143, 5172. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.1c01352.

Another area of interest is the intervention of biological processes by peptide-binding materials:

ACS Nano 202317, 4764–4774. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.2c11186 and J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021143, 639. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.0c11566.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Doctoral degree

Preferred Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in chemistry

• Experience in organic synthesis

• Prior research experience in catalysis and/or supramolecular chemistry

Department Unit/Website:

https://www.chem.iastate.edu/yan-zhao-research-interests

 

Proposed Start Date:

June 1, 2024

 

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:

June 1, 2027

 

Number of Months Employed Per Year:

12 Month Work Period

 

Time Type:

Full time

 

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Why Choose ISU?
Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Postdocs enjoy comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:
• Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans;
• Generous vacation, holiday, and sick time and leave plans;
• Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa);
• Flexible Spending Accounts;
• Various voluntary benefits and discounts
• Employee Assistance Program;
• Wellbeing Program.

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