Post- Doctoral Scholar - Chemistry & Chemical Biology

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University of California Merced
Merced, California
Apr 20, 2021
May 20, 2021
Field of specialization
Nanotechnology, Physical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Post- Doctoral Scholar - Chemistry & Chemical Biology

The David Kelley Lab is seeking a highly motivated Post-Doctoral Scholar to perform ultrafast spectroscopy, surface modification and some synthesis of semiconductor quantum dots. This project involves an academic/industrial collaboration with Nanosys Inc. (, supported by the US Department of Energy. The Post-Doctoral Scholar will focus on experimental ultrafast optical spectroscopy studies. The position also involves performing calculations to analyze the experimental results and preparing manuscripts for publication in scientific journals. An application page on the UC Merced website is open, . More information about research in the Kelley group can be found at

Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a list of 3 references with names and contact information, 4) a contribution to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement.

Review of applications will begin on 4/7/2021; this search will be open until the position is filled with a final closing date of 10/1/2021.

Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scales. This is a full-time, one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal based on availability of funding, ongoing operational needs and satisfactory performance.

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (

UC Merced is a smoke & tobacco free campus (

For more information, please contact Professor David Kelley at