Claflin University

Postdoctoral Chemist

Job Location(s) US-SC-Orangeburg
# of Openings
Full-Time/Staff Restricted


The Postdoctoral Chemist shall participate in a Department of Defense awarded project with an emphasis on the synthesis and characterization of inorganic crystalline materials. The Postdoctoral Chemist shall be responsible for designing and synthesizing crystalline materials; searching pertinent scientific literature; collecting, preparing, and analyzing experimental data; operating and maintaining the X-ray facilities; supervising and training undergraduate researchers; preparing and writing paper in peer-reviewed journals; presenting research data in regional and national conferences; and overseeing regular laboratory safety.


Ph.D. in chemistry required. Postdoctoral Chemist is expected to have knowledge and experience in crystal growth (hydrothermal and solid-state methods), single crystal XRD, and other analytical techniques, including powder XRD, FT-IR, UV-Vis-NIR, TGA, SEM-EDS, etc. He/she must possess strong organizational and project management skills as well as excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written.  Must be motivated to work with undergraduate researchers. 


APPLICATION PROCEDURE:   Candidates must submit a letter of application, an unofficial transcript, curriculum vita, three representative publications, the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references as a single PDF file to Dr. Jie Ling via




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