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Postdoctoral Scholar
Pennsylvania State University in the University Park, Pennsylvania
Date Posted 08/04/2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled


The laboratory of Eric Nacsa in the Department of Chemistry at The Pennsylvania State University seeks to fill a postdoctoral research position beginning in January 2021 with an individual who has extensive experience in synthetic organic chemistry. Interest in synthetic or analytical electrochemistry is preferred.

A Ph.D. in chemistry or related area must have been conferred by the time employment starts. The applicant should be highly self-motivated and is expected to pursue their own individual projects as well as contribute to collaborative research efforts and assume leadership roles within the group.

Interested and qualified applicants must submit applications electronically and should include a cover letter (1 page) describing your, background, prior training, and career goals, a CV that includes a list of publications, and a brief research summary (1–2 pages).

Following a screening of these initial application materials, appropriate candidates will be contacted by email and asked to arrange for a remote interview that includes a presentation of prior research (45 minutes) and for three (3) letters of recommendation to be sent.

This position is a one-year fixed-term appointment with the possibility of renewal for one additional year. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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