Posting Summary: The Department of Chemistry at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work in the research group of Professor T. Brent Gunnoe. The successful candidate will participate in research supported by the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy program through the Advanced Manufacturing Office.
The research will be focused on the development and study of new catalysts for the partial oxidation of methane and ethane. The effort will seek to build new fundamental understanding that will progress the project toward processes that provide high conversions and yields of mono-functionalized products. Thus, it is anticipates that both academic publications and new intellectual property will be generated.
The completion of a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field is required by the starting date of the appointment. The project will likely require research with both homogeneous (molecular) and heterogeneous catalytic processes, and candidates must have experience in the synthesis and characterization of transition metal complexes and/or materials. Previous experience with catalytic oxidation reactions, especially hydrocarbons, is preferred. The position will require close collaboration with other groups and ideal candidates will have demonstrated leadership and collaborative skills and must possess effective oral and written communication skills. Candidates are also expected to play a leadership role in the laboratory as a mentor for both graduate and undergraduate students.
This is a one-year appointment; however, appointments may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance. The anticipated start date of the position is January 7, 2018, although there is some flexibility.
To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0624358. Complete a Candidate Profile online and attach the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three (3) references. The cover letter should address the applicant's experience relevant to the research project. Review of applications will begin November 3, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.
For questions regarding this position, please contact Prof. Gunnoe at email@example.com
For questions regarding the application, please contact Rich Haverstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician's Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.
Internal Number: 353_85887
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.