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Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry

Tulane University

Job Description

Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry

Tulane University: Humanities & Sciences: School of Science and Engineering: Chemistry
New Orleans, LA
Open Date

Dec 07, 2022


A postdoctoral research scientist is sought who has the following skill set for a project that will investigate catalytic H2 formation by Mo sulfide clusters: Broad synthetic experience/know-how in both organic and inorganic synthesis. Familiarity with Schlenk-line techniques and glove box use is desired. The candidate must be familiar with routine methods of separation (e.g., chromatography) and be adept with routine physical methods of characterization, such as NMR, IR and UV-vis spectroscopy. Proficiency in performing and interpreting ab initio quantum mechanical calculations is desirable. Knowledge of how to use electrochemical techniques (cyclic voltammetry, differential pulse voltammetry, spectroelectrochemistry), if part of the applicant’s background, would be an advantage. Proficiency in speaking and in listening comprehension of English is essential for consideration.

The position will be met with compensation that is commensurate to experience. Health insurance benefits are included. The position is a one-year appointment that may be renewed subject to mutual agreement. Interested candidates should apply in Interfolio as soon as possible. The position is available immediately and will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.


  • Ph.D. in Chemistry
  • Candidates with a synthetic inorganic background are preferred, but strong applicants with a synthetic organic or physical inorganic background will be considered
  • Proficiency in speaking and in listening comprehension of English

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a complete and current CV and arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent as soon as possible through Interfolio. Questions may be addressed to Prof. James P. Donahue (donahue@tulane.edu ).

Application Process
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All employees and visiting faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment.

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane is actively building a campus culture grounded in our values of EDI and anti-racism . We seek and welcome candidate applications from historically underrepresented groups, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, LGBTQ+, and those living with disabilities as well as veterans.

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

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