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Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Job Description

Posting Number


Position Number


Position Type

Post Doc



Department ID

170701 - Chemistry


170701 - Chemistry

Job City & State

Raleigh, NC

Essential Job Duties

The Postdoctoral Research Scholar will use chemical synthesis, biochemical and biophysical methods to study abiological transformations in metalloenzymes.

This position will be mentored by Dr. Wei-Chen Chang (Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry). The Postdoctoral Research Scholar and Dr. Chang will meet weekly to discuss research progress and to set up goals.

The Postdoctoral Research Scholar will be expected to publish one to two papers in 12 months.

Please visit our Sciences Strategic Plan and the College of Sciences Culture Charter to learn more about the College of Sciences.

Duties and Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities for the Postdoctoral Research Scholar will be to carry out chemical synthesis, purification of proteins and development of biochemical and biophysical assay.

The secondary responsibility will be to train and mentor new students.

Work Schedule

M-F, 40 hours/week, some evenings and weekends

Department Required Skills

  • Experience with synthetic chemistry, photo-chemistry, ligand synthesis, UV-Vis, EPR, and kinetics.

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

  • PhD with a preferred discipline of Organic and/or Inorganic Chemistry with focus on metallo-cofactor synthesis and characterization.

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Valid NC Driver's License required?


Commercial Driver's License Required?


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