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The Department of Chemistry at Kansas State University has the following positions open. Please click on the desired position classification below for more information. Contact information for each position, and requirements for application are included within each opportunity.

 

Postdoctoral Positions

Prof. Jankowiak's Group - Physical Chemistry

A postdoctoral position is available for work in the area of photosynthesis research. We use spectral hole-burning (SHB) and single photosynthetic complex spectroscopy (SPCS) to study the excitonic structure and excitation energy transfer (EET) processes of several natural and artificial photosynthetic complexes at low temperatures. The combination of SHB on bulk samples and SPCS is a powerful frequency domain approach for obtaining data that will address a number of issues that are key to understanding excitonic structure and energy/electron transfer dynamics. The long-term goal is to reach a better understanding of the ultrafast solar energy driven primary events of photosynthesis as they occur in higher plants, cyanobacteria, purple bacteria, and green algae and initiate studies to integrate various photosynthetic complexes with molecular electronics. A better understanding of the EET and charge separation (CS) processes taking place in photosynthetic complexes is of great interest, since photosynthetic complexes might offer attractive architectures for a future generation of circuitry in which proteins are organized by a macromolecular scaffold. Candidates must have experience in low temperature laser-based spectroscopies and a strong background in the area of physical/biophysical chemistry. We are seeking candidates who are self-motivated and career-oriented. Applicants should arrange for a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation to be sent to Professor Ryszard Jankowiak, Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66502; Voice: (785) 532-6785; E-mail: ryszard@ksu.edu

Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

 

  

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees.  In accordance with Board of Regents policy, a background check will be required for the successful candidate.