Post-doc openings at “Sapienza” University of Rome

The Laboratory for Ultrafast Spectroscopy (FEMTOSCOPY group), at “Sapienza” University of Rome (Italy) is opening up to two post-doc positions in the following area:

Ultrafast Raman spectroscopy in biomolecules and condensed matter.

Further details can be found in the attached file.

Candidates with hands on background in linear and non-linear optics are encouraged to apply.
Previous experiences with ultrafast lasers and/or coherent and/or time-resolved Raman spectroscopy and/or transient absorption are highly appreciated. Successful applicant is expected to prepare and carry out Transient Absorption, Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Scattering and Impulsive Vibrational Spectroscopy experiments together with our team, developing own research in the area of sub picosecond structural dynamics.

Both the appointments are initially for 12 Months with possible extension upon mutual consent.

Applications, including CV and names of 2 referees, should be addressed to:
and will be considered immediately until the positions are filled.

For an overview of our research:

2020 Mack Lecture Nominations

Hello everyone,

On behalf of ChemTALKS, we invite you to nominate a prominent chemist for the 58th Annual Edward Mack, Jr. Memorial Award. The recipient will visit campus to present a two day lecture series in the spring. The deadline to submit your nominations is next Friday, August 9th, 2019. Take note: you can submit as many nominations as you like!

Nominate a speaker at:

For reference, below are past awardees and their seminar titles. For more information about past recipients or Edward Mack, Jr., visit our website at:

Previous Recipients:

2019 – Dr. Cynthia Friend: The Role of Chemistry in Meeting Global Challenges: Catalysis Sciences Perspective; Bridging Between Surface Chemistry and Catalysis

2018 – Dr. Peidong Yang: Nanowire Building Blocks: from flux line pinning to artificial photosynthesis; Liquid Sunlight

2017 – Dr. David W. C. MacMillan: Why does the world need new chemistry and new catalysts?; New Photoredox reactions

2016 – Dr. Omar Yaghi: Weaving With Molecules; Reticular Crystals for Clean Energy


Your 2020 Mack Committee

Dow information session and interviews in August – applications now being accepted!

Recruiters from Dow will be presenting an information session from 6PM-7:30PM on Monday, August 19th and will conduct interviews on Tuesday, August 20th. Details are below and applications are being accepted via Handshake at


Dow is seeking new graduate PhD scientists who are interested in a career in Research & Development in locations such as Texas, Michigan, Pennsylvania and more. Opportunities exist across the R&D function and are aligned with various business units.

A PhD in Chemistry, Materials Science, Polymer Science or other science or engineering related discipline is required.

New graduates, those that expect to graduate by December 2020 and post-doctoral candidates should apply.




Doctorate, Postdoctoral Studies, Graduating August 2019 – December 2020


All Biochemistry, Chemistry, Statistics, and Physics majors


US work authorization is required, but the employer is willing to sponsor candidates

Micron School of Materials Science & Engineering, Boise State University

Micron School of Materials Science & Engineering, Boise State University

Candidates for a postdoctoral fellow (PD) or research scholar (RS) position are sought to carry out research on excited-state quenching and quantum coherence in DNA-templated dye aggregate systems. This position is part of a project in the Nanoscale Materials and Device Group (NMDG) in the Micron School of Materials Science & Engineering (MSMSE) at Boise State University.

Educational and Technical Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, materials science & engineering, electrical engineering, or a related field
• Expertise in ultrafast nonlinear optical spectroscopy applied to the study of structure and dynamics in condensed matter (liquid or solid), with a preference for candidates with experience performing cryogenic measurements and/or specific expertise in pump-probe and 2D electronic spectroscopy (2DES)
• Experience designing, constructing, and implementing new ultrafast nonlinear optical techniques and/or applying them to investigate complex excited-state dynamics in the condensed phase
• Working theoretical background knowledge of and/or experience developing advanced models to simulate ultrafast nonlinear optical spectroscopy data
• Excellent scientific writing and communication skills as exemplified by a strong publication record
• Team player with an excellent work ethic, meticulous attention to detail, and high intrinsic self-motivation to learn and work in the lab

In addition to the above, persons applying for the Research Scholar position should possess a minimum of two years postdoctoral experience (or equivalent research experience) with a demonstrated record of research productivity.

Required Basic Qualifications:
• Ability to acquire accurate, reproducible data
• Critical eye towards consistency and reproducibility
• Excellent project and time management skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Advocate for safety and ethics in the work place

Position Description:
The PD/RS’s primary research will entail examining the structure and dynamics of molecular excitons in DNA-templated dye aggregates as a member of (and under the direction of) the NMDG’s ultrafast spectroscopy team, comprising Dr. Ryan Pensack, Dr. Paul Davis, and Professor Nirmala Kandadai. The PD/RS will also work under the guidance of Distinguished Research Fellow Dr. Bernard Yurke, formerly of Bell Labs and considered one of the founders of the field of DNA nanotechnology. The PD/RS will be part of a multidisciplinary team consisting of engineers, physicists, and chemists with expertise in a variety of steady-state, ultrafast, and single-molecule experimental methods and computational approaches. The approximate expected division of labor is 85% conducting and disseminating research, 10% contributing to proposal writing and reporting activities, and 5% advising and mentoring. The PD/RS is expected to be an active and supportive member of the NMDG, maintaining a high level of communication with its members, as well as publishing results in a timely manner and presenting annually at one or more professional conferences (travel funding is available).

The duration of the project is approximately 2-3 years with the possibility to be extended. Approved annual salary ranges depending upon experience and qualifications are ~$50,000-$55,000 for the Postdoctoral Fellow or ~$60,000-$65,000 for the Research Scholar.
Micron School of Materials Science & Engineering Boise State University

MSMSE and Boise State University:
The MSMSE is part of a vibrant College of Engineering (COEN) at Boise State. The College offers a variety of accredited programs and enjoys a high level of support from the local high-tech industry in Idaho and the Intermountain West. The MSMSE program is ABET-accredited and one of the fastest growing MSE programs in the U.S., offering B.S., M.S., M.Engr., and Ph.D. degrees. With over 50 doctoral students, it is the largest engineering Ph.D. program in the state. A recent Micron Foundation gift of $25M seeded construction of the world class Micron Center for Materials Research building, which is slated for completion in April 2020 and includes a state-of-the-art, multi-lab ultrafast laser facility.

Boise State University is the largest university in Idaho, with an enrollment of over 25,000 students. Boise State is located in Idaho’s capital city and largest metropolitan area, which serves as the government, business, high-tech, economic, and cultural center of the state. Located along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and ranked 20th on Forbes’ 2017 list of the best cities for young professionals, Boise provides a vibrant downtown with unlimited cultural and recreational opportunities ranging from art and dining to world-class whitewater, skiing, mountain biking, road cycling, running, hiking, climbing, fishing, and camping.

If you are interested in this position: Please submit a letter of application indicating your interest in and summary of qualifications for this position. In addition, attach a curriculum vitae that includes three professional references with contact information. Application materials should be emailed to with the subject line “Postdoctoral Fellow application” or “Research Scholar application” depending upon qualifications and the position being applied for.

Review of applications will begin August 9, 2019, and will continue until finalists are identified. Applications received after that point may be considered if the position is not filled from the initial finalist pool.

About the University:
About the City of Boise:
About the Department:
As of August 17, 2009, Boise State University is a smoke free campus.
Boise State University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups. EEO/AA Institution, Veterans preference.

Ereztech Young Organometallic Scientists Award

Each year, Ereztech, a leading organometallic specialty chemical manufacturer, awards three $1500 fellowship awards to well deserving students and post-docs pursuing careers in organometallic chemistry. More information can be found here:

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the qualifications for interested applicants?

  • The award is available to graduate students, recent PhD recipients (grad should have received PhD within the last 5 years), and postdoctoral fellows that have distinguished themselves in organometallic related fields.
  • The applicant must be attending or working at an accredited North American college or university.
  • The scientist can be associated with a university or a government research organization.
  • Both national and international applicants are urged to apply.

What is the amount of each award?

  • The awards are $1,500.

What is the deadline, and when will the winners be notified?

  • For the 2019 award the deadline for submitting applications is September 1st. The winners will be announced on October 1st.

Is financial need a factor?

  • No, we do not base the decision on financial need.

How to apply?

To apply, please submit a CV including publications in organometallics and a 500-600 word article on the future of organometallic chemistry as you perceive it to By submitting this content, you confirm this is original content and may be promoted by Ereztech.

Assistant Professor position in Experimental Inorganic Chemistry – CSU Fullerton

Faculty Position Announcement
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Assistant Professor
Fall 2020

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at California State University, Fullerton
( invites applications for a full-time, tenure‐track Assistant Professor
position in Experimental Inorganic Chemistry with appointment to begin Fall 2020.

California State University, Fullerton is a minority-serving institution, and an affirmative action and equal
opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and
the curriculum, and fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and
faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and
other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing
the University’s strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American
professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

CSUF faculty are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students
in classrooms, labs, studios, and individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their
departments, advise students, and serve on departmental and university-wide committees. The successful
candidate will be expected to maintain an active, externally funded research program involving
undergraduate and Master’s students, and be committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse
student population. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate level lecture courses
in Inorganic Chemistry, lecture and laboratory courses in General Chemistry, as well as specialty courses
in the candidate’s area of expertise. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research interests
complement the department’s existing biochemistry and chemistry research programs. Preference will be
given to candidates whose research involves major instrumentation currently available in the department
including EPR, NMR, and powder XRD. Interdisciplinary research collaborations within the department,
college or university are encouraged.

Required Qualifications
 Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry or closely related discipline at the time of application
 Postdoctoral research or equivalent experience
 The ability to teach both lecture and laboratory courses using student-centered, active learning and
inquiry-based approaches at the undergraduate and master’s levels
 A demonstrated potential for effective teaching in Inorganic Chemistry and General Chemistry
 A strong record of research productivity in experimental inorganic chemistry
 A demonstrated potential for developing and sustaining an independent externally funded research
program involving undergraduate and master’s level students leading to peer-reviewed publications
 A demonstrated commitment to education, and the ability to communicate effectively with an ethnically
and culturally diverse campus population

Application Procedure
A complete on‐line application must be received by electronic submission in order to receive consideration.
To apply, visit to view all job listings and select 493571 to begin the
application process and provide the following required materials:
 letter of application in which you respond to the required qualifications
 curriculum vitae
 a statement of teaching philosophy and experience that addresses teaching diverse populations (3-page
 a statement of research experience and projects specifically designed to engage undergraduate and
Master’s students, with description of strategies to obtain funding, including anticipated equipment
needs (4-page limit)
 Copies of relevant peer-reviewed publications – limit of 3 (submit as a single pdf)
 A list of three references with relevant contact information (to be submitted as part of the on-line

Finalists will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation. Please have these ready for the referents
to submit. Please do not send additional materials until requested to do so. The finalists for the position will
be contacted with information on when and how to submit. Finalists will be required to submit all materials
for full consideration.

On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents
who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will receive a request via email
along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received
by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.

Please direct all questions about the position to: Cristina Lee at or call 657‐278‐3624.

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin on September 16, 2019 and will continue until the position has been

The anticipated appointment date is August 17, 2020.

Additional Information
Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, and is subject to budgetary authorization and
any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving
expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive
benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and
dependent fee‐waiver; access to campus child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state
system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and
Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order
1083 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any
candidate can be formally offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the
background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU
employees who apply for the position.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self‐disclose.
Faculty Position Announcement
Application Review Begin Date: September 16, 2019
Job Number: 493571
Application Link:
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenure-Track
Location: Fullerton
Categories: Unit 3 – CFA – California Faculty Association

DuPont On-Campus Information Session and Interviews August 20th-22nd; RSVP and apply today on Handshake!

Recruiters from DuPont will be on campus for an information session on August 20th and will hold interviews on August 21st and 22nd. Please use the Handshake links below to RSVP for the information session and submit your application materials for interview consideration.

DUPONT Info Session; August 20th 6-7:30pm, 1015 McPherson Lab:

Interviews will be held in Denney Hall 050 on August 21st & 22nd. Applications close on August 5th, 2019 at 11:59 pm.

Jobs on Handshake:

R&D Scientitst/Engineer (M.S.):

R&D Scientist/Engineer (Ph.D):

Merck info session and interviews on August 5th – apply by July 21st!

The positions for which Merck will be interviewing during their visit on August 5th are now posted on Handshake and can be accessed via the links below.

Discovery Chemist:

Process Chemist:

Analytical Chemist:

Applicants will need to submit one PDF that includes BOTH their resume and research summary. It is recommended that applicants have a header or footer with their full name and the position for which they are applying on each page of their PDF.

The deadline for applying is this Sunday, July 21st.

Please also RSVP via Handshake to attend the information session at 9AM on August 5th in CBEC 130:

If you are new to using Handshake, the Quick Start Guide for Students is attached for your reference: asc-ccps-HS-QuickStart-Students_9-21-18

PhD Defenses – week of July 22nd-26th

Chemistry Graduate Program Student Defenses

Week of July 22-26, 2019

Natasha Pettinger

Physical Division

Kohler Lab

“The Charge Carrier Dynamics and Photochemistry of Ceria Nanoparticles”

Wednesday, July 24th, 2015 McPherson Lab, 2:00 PM


Minhee Kang

Biological Division

Justin Wu Lab

“Solution structure of BlsM and Dynamics study of gamma-crystallins”

Friday, July 26th, 668 Biological Sciences Building, 1:00 PM

Positions available at Eccrine Systems, Inc.

Lead Scientist – Electrochemical Biosensor Research

Lead Scientist – Microfluidics Research

Scientist (Molecular Biology) Translational Research

Scientist – (Molecular Biology) – Aptamer Discovery (Molecular Bio & BCHM)

Scientist – Molecular Biology