Machan Research Group

Inorganic chemistry focused on catalysis related to energy, electrochemistry, spectroelectrochemistry, and materials chemistry

Position for Postdoctoral Researcher

Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the group of Professor Charles W. Machan. The field of study is electrocatalytic small molecule activation by molecular inorganic/organometallic complexes. This research project will include mechanistic studies and synthetic modification of catalysts. The project is highly interdisciplinary and focused on important energy-related problems.

The completion of a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field is required by the appointment start date. Candidates are required to have experience in organometallic chemistry, homogeneous catalysis, and/or synthetic inorganic chemistry. Knowledge and proficiency in DFT methods, mechanistic studies, stopped-flow spectroscopies, electrochemical methods, materials characterization, or time-resolved spectroscopic methods are preferred. The project requires strong organizational, communication, and leadership skills as the candidate is expected to play a prominent role in the laboratory as a mentor for both graduate and undergraduate students and assist in the set-up, organization, and maintenance of laboratory equipment. This is a one-year appointment; however, appointments may be renewed an additional one-year increment, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0623980. Complete a Candidate Profile online and attach the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three (3) references.  Review of applications will begin September 16, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Professor Charles W. Machan at  Further information about Professor Machan and his research may be found at his website:

For questions regarding the application, please contact Rich Haverstrom at

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