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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 27, 2023

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

About the Opportunity

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


The Sayre Photochemistry Lab at Northeastern University seeks one enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to commence spring 2022. The research focus will be on transient absorption spectroscopy to investigate photocatalysis mechanisms and developing supramolecular photocatalysts for organic synthesis. Projects may involve inorganic synthesis, catalysis, steady-state spectroscopy, electrochemistry, and time-resolved spectroscopy. Other potential projects that align with our general direction are also possible.


Expertise in time-resolved spectroscopy or inorganic synthesis will be a plus.

  • The candidate must have a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, or a closely related field.
  • The candidate should have strong problem-solving skills, communication skills, and be highly motivated.
  • Demonstrated research experience in inorganic synthesis, photocatalysis, or spectroscopy.


1) Assist in initiating, executing, and completing research and experiments.

2) Prepare and write research papers, presentations, grant proposals, etc.

3) Laboratory management.

4) Train graduate and undergraduate students.

The primary responsibility of the postdoc is to conduct research. The postdoc is also expected to write research papers, present research at meetings, contribute to research proposals, manage research data and software, and assist in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.


Applications should contain a cover letter briefly describing candidate's research experience and interests, a full CV with a publication list, Ph.D. completion date, and the names and contact information for three (3) references who might be contacted for recommendations. Review of applications will begin immediately.

The position will be available starting January, 2022 and will remain open until filled. The initial appointment is for one year, with the potential for extension depending on regular progress evaluation and continuation of funding. It is generally expected that the appointment will be extended for at least one additional year if the progress evaluation is satisfactory.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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