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Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Boston College

Job Description

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.

Job Description

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Position Summary

The Chemistry Department at Boston College is seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Research Associate with a
background in synthetic organic and organometallic chemistry. Expertise in boron chemistry and the chemistry of
photo-excited states of small molecules is desirable. The postdoctoral associate will develop the synthesis of organic
materials that will undergo a rearrangement under photoirradiation. The project will be conducted under the
supervision of Prof. Shih-Yuan Liu.
The postdoctoral associate will have access to state-of-the-art research facilities. They will also have the opportunity
to be a part of a world-class scientific team and involved in vigorous research programs.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the following tasks:
? Synthesize and characterize molecules.
? Investigate the photochemistry of synthesized molecules.
? Actively participate in group meetings, including presenting research and recent literature.
? Participate in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentations.
? Participate in lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and upgrading, and ordering supplies as
? Mentor/train graduate and undergraduate students


? Ph.D. or equivalent, with a background in organic chemistry and/or organometallic chemistry.
? Experience with inert synthetic techniques.
? Experience with photophysical studies.
? Experience with boron chemistry.
? Experience with mentoring.

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees
  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Low-Cost Life Insurance
  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.

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