Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Postdoc: inorganic chemistry, University of Maryland, College Park

From the inbox, 3 available postdoctoral positions at the University of Maryland, College Park:: 
Three postdoctoral positions are available for molecular inorganic chemists to study the synthesis and characterization of transition metal and main-group metal cluster compounds and their properties. Candidates should possess excellent Schlenk techniques, general inorganic synthesis skills and be familiar with drybox procedures. 
Experience with multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, magnetic susceptibility, electron microscopy, and other physical / spectroscopic methods are desirable.  See references below for examples of projects.  Opportunities are available to interface with Federal and National Labs.  Competitive salary.  Please send a cover letter, CV and the names (and email addresses) of three references to Bryan Eichhorn (eichhorn@umd.edu). 
Related references:  
“K[Al4(PPh2)7PPh]: An Al(II) Phosphanide / Phosphinidene Intermediate on the Path to AlP Formation” Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem.,  2013, 639, 2558-2560.  DOI: 10.1002/zaac.201300359 
“The Surprising Acid-Base and Ion-Sequestration Chemistry of Sn94-: HSn93-, Ni@HSn93- and the Sn93- ion revisited” , J. Am. Chem. Soc.2012134, 9733-9740. DOI: 10.1021/ja3018797 
“Photoemission Studies and Electronic Properties of the Pt@Pb101-/2- and Pt@Pb121-/2- Anions” Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 2011, 108, 14757–14762. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1105052108 
“Al4(PtBu2)6 – a derivative of Al4H6 - and other Al4 species: A challenge for bonding interpretation between Zintl ions and metalloid clusters”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 5698-5704.
 Best wishes to those interested. 

1 comment:

  1. Bryan Eichhorn is a terrific person and boss to do a postdoc for. He's very fair and cares about his trainees. If you have the right skills for this job (and the suggested experience would be really good to have to get started quick), you could do a lot worse with mentors, plus the research is pretty nice. Looks like he got funding, so apply!

    (And no, I'm not him or a previous member of the group, but that might also mean that I might not be the best source of information... Huh...)