Perrine Research Group

Now accepting postdoc applications

Postdoctoral Scholar in Physical and Materials Chemistry
Michigan Technological University
Department of Chemistry
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Position Start Date: June 1st , 2017

A one year postdoctoral position is available at Michigan Technological University in the Department of Chemistry in the group of Dr. Kathryn A. Perrine. Research is focused on surface reactions relating to energy and environmental materials, in addition to investigating fundamental chemical reactions and physical phenomena on surfaces, including gas/solid and liquid/solid interfaces.
It is a high priority that the applicant will be expected to design reaction cells and measure chemical interactions at the liquid/solid interface. Other projects will include designing functionalized materials using bottom-up chemical approaches, sample holders for specified measurements and determining chemical reactivity of resulting materials. The applicant will also run independent research projects, maintain vacuum equipment and scientific instruments, assist students, communicate with the PI and publish in peer-reviewed journals.

Essential Qualifications:
bulletpointPh.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related field
bulletpointExperience with measurements at the liquid/solid interface or spectroelectrochemistry
bulletpointExperience with vacuum technology and surface analysis instruments
bulletpointMust be a team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
bulletpointExpertise with various surface analysis instruments, particularly FTIR, SEM, TEM, TPD, LEED, XPS, AES, ALD, PVD
bulletpointExperience with surface functionalization, deposition or surface engineering
bulletpointExperience with Labview programming
bulletpointAbility to design and test creative solutions for custom cells for spectroscopies and chemical synthesis
bulletpointDesire to be a leader in the laboratory, working with/helping students on projects
bulletpointExcellent communication skills including record of data, composing manuscripts, verbal communication of research efforts
bulletpointConduct laboratory work and data analysis with the highest quality and conduct of research

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, research summary, up to three reprints of published research articles and arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation addressed to Dr. Kathryn A. Perrine, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931, USA. Please submit all materials by email to kaperrin@mtu.edu. Additional information about the Perrine research group can be found at chem.sites.mtu.edu/perrine/.
Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Michigan Technological University does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, disabled veteran status, veteran status, or disability.

Now Accepting Graduate Student Applications for Fall 2017!

I am looking for enthusiastic graduate students to join the Perrine research team! Students enjoy exploring new ideas, building and designing, and learning how chemistry on the nanoscale has big impacts on chemical processes in the fields of energy and the environment. Our group designs samples with unique chemical and physical properties and measures surface chemical reactivity using surface analysis.

Students will learn:

  • bulletpointhands-on skills of building, designing and using surface analysis instruments
  • bulletpointspectroscopy and microscopy techniques
  • bulletpointmeasure surface chemical, physical and interfacial phenomena

Our research is interdisciplinary; crossing boundaries between chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering, and environmental science. My group approaches surface science from a chemical perspective, but we use instruments that operate on the principles of physics and engineering. Feel free to email me for any questions!

There is information on our Chemistry Department website on planning your career as a PhD student.

Looking for Graduate Students!

I am looking for enthusiastic graduate students to join my team. If you are motivated to learn and explore new ideas, enjoy building and designing, and you aim to pursue a PhD in Chemistry, you have arrived at the right place! My lab is interdisciplinary; crossing boundaries between chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering, and environmental science. My group approaches surface science from a chemical perspective, but we use instruments that operate on the principles of physics and engineering. Feel free to email me for any inquiries.

Below are the links to the Graduate School Admission’s website.
There is information on our Chemistry Department website on planning your career as a PhD student.
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