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The Hamann lab is seeking a highly motivated, independent, and creative scientist for an open postdoctoral research associate position to work on electrocatalytic ammonia oxidation. The candidate will conduct basic research that includes in-depth spectroscopic and electrochemical investigations of molecular catalysts developed for ammonia oxidation. This position offers a very stimulating intellectual environment; the successful candidate will work collaboratively as a part of an interdisciplinary team on challenging and important topics relating to energy and sustainability.

Minimum Requirements:

A Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field, excellent communication skills and a strong track record of scientific productivity. Experience using electrochemistry and other spectroscopic (NMR and optical) methods. Experience in air-free synthesis of inorganic complexes is also desired. Applicants should be able to work independently as well as working in an interdisciplinary team.

Please provide:

  • a cover letter (with expected date of availability), describing research experience.
  • a curriculum vita with full publication list
  • at least two people who can provide letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Preferred start date: ASAP.

The position is for one year, but with the possibility of renewal, based upon mutual agreement and availability of funds. Please contact Prof. Hamann (hamann@msu.edu) for more details.

The application materials can be submitted at https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/511037/research-associatefixed-term. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

About Michigan State University:

MSU resides on a large (20 square-kilometer) campus in East Lansing, Michigan on the banks of the Red Cedar River. East Lansing is about an hour drive from two of the Great Lakes. We are located within 4 hours from Chicago and Toronto, and one hour from Detroit Metro Airport (a major international airport). Michigan has 4 national parks and 97 state parks. Housing in the area is very affordable, and the cost of living is relatively low.