Postdoctoral Researcher - Synthesis/X-ray Crystallography

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Job Code/Title PD - Post Doctoral Position Number P00001 Working Title Postdoctoral Researcher - Synthesis/X-ray Crystallography Department Chemistry Organizational Overview

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Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $47,476 Campus Monroe Park Campus Position Type Post Doc Hours/Week 40 Normal work days Monday - Friday Normal work hours 8am - 5pm Job Category Research Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant. Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Description of the Job

A postdoctoral position in bioinorganic chemistry is available for a skilled and enthusiastic candidate within the multidisciplinary Lucas Lab at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA ( The principal research topic will be centered around the synthesis of metallopeptides and/or tunable coordination complexes that activate natural oxidants and the mechanistic characterization of their reactivity profiles.

Applications are sought from dedicated and hardworking candidates with expertise in the spectroscopic characterization of compounds and reaction pathways, including NMR, GCMS, FTIR, UV/vis, and EPR . The successful candidate will be expected to independently design, execute, and analyze experiments, to contribute to the preparation of manuscripts, and to promote a collegial and rigorous laboratory environment. Periodic technical progress reports will be required, and opportunities to mentor graduate and undergraduate students will be available. The initial appointment is for one year with a review after 6 months; renewal beyond 1 year is contingent on milestones achieved.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related discipline and prior experience with air-free synthetic procedures and handling techniques.

Candidates must have additional experience with specialized methodologies, such as X-ray crystallographic structural determination of metallocomplexes.

Preferred Qualifications Job Open Date 09/10/2020 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Your curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing your experience needs to be attached in the Required Documents section.

Also, the names and contact information (Full name, Phone number and Email) of two references need to be added to the References Section.

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