Postdoctoral Researcher

Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA
Job Posting Title:Postdoctoral Researcher

Position Type:Other Academic

Department:LSUAM Science - Chem - Macromolecular (Donghui Zhang (00004090))

Work Location:LSU - Baton Rouge

Pay Grade:Other Academic

A Postdoctoral Researcher position is available in the Department of Chemistry at LSU as part of a National Science Foundation supported program to investigate the synthesis and characterization of sequence-defined hydrophobically modified polypeptoids and study their interactions with lipid membranes towards membrane protein extraction.

Duties include:

Participating in the experimental design, materials synthesis and characterization, and characterization of solution structures of protein-embedded liposome and HMPs.

Training of graduate students in polymer synthesis and characterization, data analysis, presenting of results at conferences and meetings, and publication.

Required Min Qualifications: PhD in Chemistry, Engineering, or related field with experience in monomer design and polymer synthesis and characterization.

Special Requirements: Must be willing to travel.

Desired qualifications: Some experience in the characterization of solution structures of polymers by X-ray scattering and electron microscopic methods.

Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:Special Instructions to Applicants: CV, a summary of research experience and three representative publication reprints. Two letters of recommendation including from PhD and any previous research advisors are required. A copy of transcript(s) may be attached to the application; however, original transcripts are required prior to hire.

Additional Position Information: The position is expected to be open immediately for an initial one-year appointment with the option to be further renewed. Salary and level will be dependent upon candidate's qualifications. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Posting Date:June 13, 2018

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):January 13, 2019

Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

Essential Position (Y/N):No

EEO Statement:

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.

HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed