Postdoctoral Researcher

Pullman, Washington State
A competitive salary along with a benefits package will be offered.
Jan 12, 2018
Feb 11, 2018
Field of specialization
Materials, Organic, Physical
Job Type
Full time

Two postdoctoral positions in the areas of synthetic organic chemistry and single molecule chemistry / chemical physics are available in the Chemistry Department and the Materials Science and Engineering Program at Washington State University.

Two Keck-Funded postdoctoral positions are available for a joint research program in the laboratories of Professor KW Hipps and Professor James A. Brozik at Washington State University.  Our joint studies focus on the development of the scientific principles necessary for the creation of self-replicating molecular machines.  One position is for a synthetic organic chemist with interests and expertise in one or more of the following areas, (1) Molecular Recognition, (2) Polymer Chemistry, (3) Organometallic Chemistry, and (4) Porphyrin Chemistry.  The second position is for an experimental physical chemist or an experimental physicist with interests or expertise in, (1) Single Molecule Chemistry and Chemical Physics (fluorescence, AFM, or STM), (2) Self-Assembly, (3) Stochastic Analysis, and (4) Computer Programing.  Applicants must have a PhD in Chemistry, Physics, or Materials Science.  Applicants must also have strong writing and communication skills, an interest in gaining experience mentoring both graduate and undergraduate students in the laboratory, and the desire to work in a collaborative environment that merges chemistry, single molecule physics, and surface science to build revolutionary materials.

Prospective candidates should send their application materials to Dr. Brozik ( and Dr. Hipps (, with the subject line: “Joint Hipps/Brozik Postdoctoral Research Position.” Application materials should include a CV, the names and addresses of three professional references, and a cover letter outlining their research experience and interests.  A competitive salary along with a benefits package will be offered.  The initial appointment for each position will be for 12 months.  An additional 12-month extension will be available based on performance and/or availability of funds.