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Post Doctoral Researcher--Chemistry (CFFM)

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution University of South Dakota
Working Title Post Doctoral Researcher--Chemistry (CFFM)
Posting Number NFE00110P
Department USD-Chemistry
Physical Location of Position (City) Vermillion
Posting Text

The Department of Chemistry and the Center for Fluorinated Functional Materials at the University of South Dakota is currently seeking a postdoctoral researcher who is interested in working on the synthesis and characterization of fluorinated materials for various applications including, but not limited to, organic semiconductors, high performance energy storage devices (batteries and supercapacitors), and fluorinated polymeric thin films for sensor, catalysis, and separation. The research involves synthesis, characterization, and computational investigations of new types of fluorinated functional materials.

The ideal candidate for this position should be highly motivated, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and independent thinking and problem solving skills. Candidates with background in any of the following three research areas will be considered, 1) synthetic organic chemistry including fluorine chemistry, 2) electrochemistry including electroanalytical chemistry, and 3) computational chemistry. Applicants who have combined research experiences in any two of these fields will be given greater priority. The appointment start date is June 22, 2018.

Minimum requirement PhD in chemistry.

This position is grant funded and supported by multiple federal funding agencies, the State of South Dakota, the Chemistry Department and the Center for Fluorinated Functional Materials at USD, allow for cutting edge research on fluorinated functional materials. The incoming postdoc will work under the direct supervision of Dr. Haoran Sun, director of the Center for Fluorinated Functional Materials. Detailed information about the Chemistry Department and Dr. Sun’s group can be found on the Chemistry Department website as well as Dr. Sun’s group website at and, respectively.

Applications may be submitted on-line at including a cover letter outlining your interest in this position, a current curriculum vitae and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications will being February 19, 2018 and continue until filled.

Posting Date 02/05/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 02/19/2018
Advertised Salary Commensurate
Duration of the Term 12 months
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Appointment Percent 100
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8 to 5 Monday – Friday

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Appointment Type Regular
Faculty Status No
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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Diversity and inclusiveness are values that are embraced and practiced at the University of South Dakota. Candidates who support these values are encouraged to apply. The University of South Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
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  2. Reference List