Postdoctoral Research Associate

Job Description

Posting Details
Posting Details

Posting Number S05104P
Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Functional Title Postdoc
Department Chemistry
Salary Range Up to $60,000.00 Depending on Qualifications
Pay Basis Monthly
Position Status Regular full-time
Location Richardson
Position End Date (if temporary)
Posting Open Date 08/28/2023
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Desired Start Date 01/01/2024
Job Summary
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Wriedt Lab at University of Texas at Dallas (Richardson, TX) is looking to fill a position as postdoctoral research associate in materials chemistry. Preferred starting date is January 2024 (later starting date can be negotiated if reasonable).
In this industrially sponsored postdoctoral project you will address interrelated fundamental aspects of the design, synthesis, and characterization of functional metal-organic framework (MOF) materials. MOFs are crystalline porous materials composed of metal clusters or ions connected by polytopic organic linkers forming 3D networks. Their framework structures, pore environments, and functionalities make them uniquely tunable by the choice and connection of metal and organic building blocks, allowing the design of innovative materials with customized properties. In particular, you will explore MOFs for the controlled microencapsulation of important and industrially relevant active molecules. Resulting composite materials are expected to show superior stabilities and reactivities as compared to the pristine (i.e., free) active molecules.
Minimum Education and Experience

Ph.D in a related field.

Preferred Education and Experience
  • A Ph.D. in chemistry (or related areas) and you have a strong background in MOF chemistry (including MOF nanoparticles) with ample of experimental experience in the fields of synthetic organic and inorganic chemistry.

  • Additional experience in mechanochemical synthesis would be a plus.

  • Also, well experienced in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data from common analytical techniques such as SCXRD, PXRD, NMR, UV-Vis (transmission and reflectance), NMR, and adsorption analysis.

  • As an ideal candidate, you show excellent communication skills (written and verbal). You are expected to independently handle the preparation of sponsor reports and research manuscripts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Plan, conduct, and direct a wide variety of experiments. Responsible for the evaluation and interpretation of research data. Conduct experiments using advanced equipment and applying complex techniques, methods and procedures. Develop research protocols and supervise graduate or undergraduate researchers. Prepare written reports and contribute to the writing of research articles techniques, methods and procedures.
Physical Activities
Working Conditions
Additional Information
Led by Dr. Mario Wriedt, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Fellow, Francis S. and Maurine G. Johnson Chair, Wriedt Lab is a young and highly energetic group whose research activities are focused at developing new strategies for the design and synthesis of advanced functional solid-state materials from molecular building blocks and advancing the understanding of their structure-property relationship. We are located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area which offers abundant recreational activities.
A remote work schedule is not available for this position.

What we have to Offer:
UT Dallas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusiveness. We offer an employee-friendly work environment with a comprehensive benefit package including:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Medical insurance – including 100% paid employee medical coverage for full-time employees
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Long and short-term disability
  • Retirement Plan Options
  • Paid time off
  • Paid Holidays

About UT Dallas
The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to graduating well-rounded members of the global community whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers in a constantly changing world. ideas and perspectives is crucial to our vision and mission. A charter member of SEA (STEMM Equity Achievement) Change, UT Dallas is a place where members of the community are welcomed, treated fairly, and encouraged to their pursuit of excellence.
Special Instructions Summary
Important Message
1) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.
2) The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to providing an educational, living, and working environment that is welcoming, respectful, and inclusive of all members of the university community. UT Dallas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its services, programs, activities, employment, and education, including in admission and enrollment. EOE, including disability/veterans. The University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. To request reasonable accommodation in the employment application and interview process, contact the ADA Coordinator . For inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies, contact the Title IX Coordinator .

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