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Available Positions

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. Jun Li's Group - Analytical Chemistry

One postdoctoral position is available to work on developing multiplex nanoelectrode arrays for electrochemical detection of enzymatic cancer biomarkers. The candidate will be responsible for wafer-scale fabrication of nanoelectrode array chips, nanomaterials growth and characterization, surface modifications, and biosensor development. The position involves significant work on micro-/nano- fabrication of the sensor chips at national user facilities and in collaborators’ labs in national laboratories. The preferred candidate is expected to have strong previous experience in micro-/nano- lithography, physical and chemical vapor deposition, ion sputtering, plasma etching/deposition, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, and electrical/electrochemical measurements. Previous research experience in biosensors, surface chemistry, and/or microfluidics is a plus. A suitable postdoctoral candidate is required to have a Ph.D. degree in broadly defined fields related to nanomaterials and nanotechnology, including chemistry, physics, materials sciences, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, bioengineering, etc.. The desired candidates are self-motivated independent researchers with good interpersonal communication skills and willing to closely work with other researchers in a dynamic environment involving extensive collaboration with external academic and government laboratories. US citizens or permanent residents are preferred due for accessing to facilities in national laboratories. The annual salary is in the range of $47,476 to $65,000 depending on the qualification. Screening of applications will begin on Aug. 15th, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply to this position at http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/502001/fellow-post-doc and submit ONE pdf file containing letter of interests, curriculum vitae and contact information of three references. Any questions related to this position can be sent Prof. Jun Li at junli@ksu.edu.

 

Kansas State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer and educator.

Background check required.

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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.

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Prof. Bossmann's Group - Organic Chemistry & Chemical Biology 

A postdoctoral position is available for work in the area of copper-activated inhibitors against MRSA. We are seeking candidates who are self-motivated and career-oriented. Please see the following link for more information and how to apply: Information/Application

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.

 

 

Research Associate Positions

Prof. Smith's Group - Physical Chemistry

A research position is available for work in the area of performing analysis of protein simulations, implement theoretical approaches for elucidating the thermodynamics of proteins, and compare and analyze results with experiment data. In addition to the previous, the following are other expectations: maintain computers and software, update operating systems, manage a supercomputer cluster, update and maintain the Gromacs software, and write code to exploit MPI and parallel computing architectures. The ability to analyze and write articles/manuscripts based upon results, in conjunction with the PI, is also required. Applications can be submitted via: http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/tools/employees/internal-jobs.html?job=502044

Screening of applications will begin on August 18, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

 

 

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.