1+ months

Post-Doctoral Scholar in Chemistry

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Post-Doctoral Scholar in Chemistry
Requisition Number FE02708
Working Title
Department Name 8E030:Chemistry
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Non-Tenure Track
Required Education
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics, or a related field
Required Related Experience
Experience in gas-phase molecular-beam laser spectroscopy and quantum chemical computation
Required License/Registration/Certification
Job Summary
A postdoctoral position is available with Dong-Sheng Yang at the University of Kentucky in the Department of Chemistry.  Research projects involve the spectroscopic characterization of rare-earth metal complexes and clusters in the gas phase. The metal complexes or clusters are synthesized in a pulsed molecular beam source, and their chemical compositions are identified with time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Spectroscopic measurements include pulsed-field ionization zero electron kinetic energy, mass-analyzed threshold ionization, infrared-ultraviolet photoionization, or photoelectron velocity-map imaging. The spectroscopic measurements are supplemented with quantum chemical calculations.  A description of our research activities and a list of recent publications can be found at https://chem.as.uky.edu/users/dyang0. The position is initially for one year at an annual rate of $47,476 (US) plus benefits and can be extended upon mutual agreement and availability of funding.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, or related field, with experience in gas-phase molecular-beam laser spectroscopy and quantum chemical computation. 

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, a CV, and a list of publications (upload as Specific Request 1). In addition, please provide the names and contact information for two-three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Potential applicants with any questions about the position are welcome to contact Dong-Sheng Yang at dyang0@uky.edu.

The University of Kentucky is located in Lexington-the heart of the Kentucky’s beautiful bluegrass region.  
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. 

 As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities. 

 Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Posted: 2021-08-02 Expires: 2022-02-09

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