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Postdoctoral Research Position in Chemical Synthesis.The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at the University of Utah (Salt Lake City) is seeking an outstanding, highly motivated postdoctoral research candidate. The successful candidate must have extensive experience in the synthesis and characterization of molecular materials (organic/organometallic/coordination compounds) for study and evaluation as component materials for a variety of molecular-based spintronic devices.   The position will be within the Spin Injection Focused Research Group of the Organic Spintronics IRG. Expertise to synthesize thin films is not essential, but desired.  The successful candidate is expected to work in a very multidisciplinary environment provided by the active collaboration with experimental and theoretical physicists and materials scientists and contribute to advancement of these areas.


The position is effective immediately, and open for candidates with a Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in chemistry and materials science and engineering, and only candidates possessing extensive experience in complex syntheses of organic and/organometallic compounds that are very air sensitive should apply.  Applications materials (Cover Sheet, detailed CV, contact information of three references) should be send to Prof. Joel S. Miller ( The attached Cover Sheet must be completely filled out.

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The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information:  The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a [strong or demonstrated] commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

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