Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Synthesis of Carbon-rich Molecular Materials
Department of Chemistry, University of Otago
New carbon-rich molecular materials, based on well-defined nanographenes and other novel polyaromatic architectures, will be rationally synthesised to better understand structure-property relationships. Of particular interest here is the synthesis of carbon-rich cavitands, the tuning of electronic/optical properties, and exploring their potential in supramolecular chemistry.
The project involves a major component of organic synthesis, combined with characterisation of the structure and properties of resultant materials, both in-house and with collaborators within the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.
A successful applicant will have a PhD in chemistry, an excellent command of written and spoken English, and research outputs including in top chemistry journals. Knowledge and experience in organic/organometallic synthesis, purification, and characterisation techniques such as NMR is essential. The tenure of the postdoctoral position is 2 years, and it is desired that a successful candidate will take up the position as soon as possible in 2020.
Applications should include a full CV and the names/contact details of at least two referees.