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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.
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related field
Experience with measurements at the liquid/solid interface or spectroelectrochemistry
Experience with vacuum technology and surface analysis instruments
Must be a team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Expertise with various surface analysis instruments, particularly FTIR, SEM, TEM, TPD, LEED, XPS, AES, ALD, PVD
Experience with surface functionalization, deposition or surface engineering
Experience with Labview programming
Ability to design and test creative solutions for custom cells for spectroscopies and chemical synthesis
Desire to be a leader in the laboratory, working with/helping students on projects
Excellent communication skills including record of data, composing manuscripts, verbal communication of research efforts
Conduct 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 email@example.com. 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.
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:
- hands-on skills of building, designing and using surface analysis instruments
- spectroscopy and microscopy techniques
- measure 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!
Mikhail Trought and Shelby McGuire have joined the research team!
The remaining pieces to polarize the light and modulate the IR signal were hand delivered by Steve from GWC Technologies.
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.
New undergraduate students have joined the Perrine research group: Nathan Baldwin, Sarah Pudas and Nathan Schlorke. They will be helping with the instrument design!