Organometallic Chemistry Postdoctoral Researcher

Portland, Oregon
$48,210 plus benefits
Jul 03, 2018
Aug 13, 2018
Job Type
Full time


We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in organometallic chemistry at Reed College under the supervision of Dr. Miriam Bowring.  This research position focuses on organometallic mechanisms, synthesis, and catalysis.

The postdoctoral researcher will develop homogeneous organometallic reactions with late transition metals for probing the causes and effects of large kinetic isotope effects. The position requires strong communication skills, since this work involves collaboration and supervision of undergraduate research projects.  Applicants with a desire to mentor undergraduates, work independently, pursue external funding, and become an active member of the Reed community are preferred.

Located in Portland, Oregon, Reed College is one of the country's leading liberal arts colleges, offering a rigorous academic program to approximately 1,400 undergraduates.  

The salary for the position is $48,210 and Reed offers an exceptional benefits package. This position is available immediately; the start date is negotiable. It is a one year position with opportunity for renewal.  



Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in chemistry.  


Application Instructions

Follow the link from this website to to apply. You will be directed to Interfolio to create a free account and begin your application, which requires a CV, cover letter, contact information for three references, and a brief response to a question about diversity. In your cover letter, please discuss why you are interested in this position.

You will be notified by email before your references are contacted. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled.  Please direct any inquiries to Dr. Miriam Bowring (

Reed College replies to every candidate. We will confirm that your application is received, and if you are not selected, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Reed College values cultural diversity and intellectual pluralism as critical components of academic excellence. We welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, persons who have served in the military and others who would bring additional dimensions of experience to our community.