Job Details

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Position Number: 3732594
  • Location: Worcester, MA
  • Position Type: Science - Chemistry

Post-Doctoral Fellow


Chemistry & Biochemistry NFR - JM

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

Postdoctoral researcher with Profs. Burdette and Grimm on the synthesis and derivatization of metal organic frameworks for sorption of gas-phase guest molecules.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute invites applications for postdoctoral research for a project between the research groups of Professors Shawn Burdette and Ron Grimm. The project involves material synthesis of metal organic frameworks for sorption of gas-phase guest molecules, as well as organic synthesis for effective capping, trapping, and controlled release of trapped guests. A one-year appointment starts in 2023 with the option for reappointment for a second year.

Applicants must have received a Ph.D. in chemistry prior to the appointment start date. The successful applicant will have a strong background in synthetic chemistry and exposure to materials synthesis and characterization. Interested parties should send a cover letter, undergrad and grad transcripts, curriculum vitae including the names of three references, a letter of recommendation from a current advisor, and a short statement of purpose. The statement of purpose should describe the applicant's interests and how their background and skills will facilitate project success. All applications and questions should be directed to Prof. Grimm (

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United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. It seeks individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity, collaboration, inclusion, problem solving, innovation, high performance, and change making. It is committed to maintaining a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination.

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