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Postdoctoral Associate
  • Job Number: 15200
  • Functional Area: Academic (non-faculty)
  • Department: Materials Science and Engineering
  • School Area: Engineering
  • Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes
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Job Description:
POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE), to perform organic synthesis of small molecules and to study self-assembly and nanostructure properties. This position is supported by Professor Julia Ortony.

Job Requirements:
REQUIRED:  a Ph.D. in chemistry and extensive experience performing organic syntheses. Those with a Ph.D. in related fields (materials science, chemical engineering, etc.) will also be considered. Seek an individual with a strong knowledge base and technical skills in chemical synthesis, purification, and characterization of small amphiphilic molecules. Must also have experience designing and characterizing systems that undergo molecular self-assembly and carrying out nanoscale characterization. Self-learning and self-driven individuals with a high aptitude for mentorship, multitasking, and communication are sought.  Job #15200

In addition to applying online via the MIT website, applicants should send a single PDF file combining the following components to Prof. Julia Ortony ( with a subject line of “Postdoc Application”: (1) cover letter, (2) CV, (3) one-page description of research accomplishments, (4) two recently published papers, and (5) contact information for three references.   

The position is expected to start immediately. The initial appointment will be for one year with the intention of renewal.  


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