Postdoctoral position in experimental physical chemistry at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

A postdoctoral position in experimental physical chemistry is available in the group of Prof. Scott Sayres in the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona effective immediately. The appointment is initially for one year with a possible extension of two or more years.

This is an interdisciplinary project involving synthesis and characterization of pseudocarbynes, a new class of metal-organic molecules and materials consisting of carbon chains stabilized by small metal clusters. Successful candidates will (1) use laser-ablation to prepare new molecules and materials; (2) characterize these molecules and materials with a range of analytical techniques including ultrafast spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy; and (3) employ a range of time- and energy-resolved spectroscopies to characterize the synthetic mechanisms.

Qualifications: (1) a PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Solid- state geochemistry or relevant related area by the time of employment; (2) a strong record of publication; and (3) excellent English communication and writing skills. Additionally, familiarity with some of the following is desirable: (1) synthesis, purification and/or characterization of nanomaterials; (2) laser- ablation-in-liquids; (3) producing and/or handling metal-organic materials; (4) TEM imaging; (5) computational characterization and modeling of materials.

Interested candidates should send a pdf document to pseudocarbynes@asu.edu Insert “Pseudocarbyne Postdoc” in the subject line. The document should include (1) covering letter briefly explaining relevant professional experience and interest in the position; and (2) a CV including a list of publications and the names of three professional references.

Scott Sayres
Assistant Professor
School of Molecular Sciences
Box 871604
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-1604

Phone: (480) 965-8284

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