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Postdoctoral Associate

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Work type: Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Science
Department: Chemistry
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Research / Scientific

Job Description

A Postdoctoral Associate position is available within the Amanda Morris research group. The position will heavily use laser spectroscopy to understand light-matter interactions. The Morris lab has both femto- and nano-second transient absorption spectroscopy and nanosecond transient infrared spectroscopy. The project will involve the synthesis of inorganic molecules/materials and assembly of photo-active films. The project may also involve the synthesis of metal-organic frameworks and films of those frameworks. Characterization techniques such as NMR, ATR-IR, PXRD, and surface area analysis will also be components of the work.

Required Qualifications

- Ph.D. in chemistry or appropriate related field (awarded prior to being appointed). PhD must be awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year eligibility remaining.
- Experience in pulsed laser spectroscopy, strong work habits and the ability to work independently as well as with a research group, strong communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Publication record that shows the ability to communicate scientific contributions through the literature, evidence of oral scientific communication skills (i.e., presentations at conferences).

Appointment Type


Review Date

July 19, 2021

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

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