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Research Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellow (Single-Entity Nanochemistry and Nanocrystal Design)

Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IU Bloomington Chemistry
Position Summary
One postdoctoral opening is currently available to conduct research in the NSF-funded Center for Single-Entity Nanochemistry and Nanocrystal Design sponsored by the Centers for Chemical Innovation Program. This individual will be co-advised by Profs. Sara Skrabalak ( and Xingchen Ye ( and will be expected to dedicate 75% of their time on center-based research initiatives and training activities and 25% of their time initiating collaborations with other research groups at Indiana University that synergy with center research. Information about the Center can be found at:

Research will focus on development and application of high-throughput methods for analyzing colloidally prepared nanocrystals for plasmonics and electrocatalysis.
Basic Qualifications Ph.D. in chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, or any related discipline.
Department Contact for Questions Please contact Center Director, Sara Skrabalak (
Additional Qualifications A proven track record in one or more of the following research areas: electrocatalysis with either homogeneous or heterogeneous catalysts, synthesis and characterization of colloidal nanocrystals, optical spectroscopy of nanomaterials, and/or plasmonics. Skills in automated image and data analysis.

Demonstrated creative problem solving, experience working on multiple research skills (including relevant time management and prioritization skills), and aptitude for building collaborative relationships.

Salary and Rank Compensation will be competitive based on experience / Postdoctoral Fellow
Special Instructions Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references. All application materials should be submitted through IU’s job portal here:

The desired start date for this position is approximately 1/15/2023 although flexibility is possible; for best consideration apply by 11/15/2022.

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Postdoctoral Fellow (Quantum Chemistry)

Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IU Bloomington Chemistry
Position Summary

Department Information:

The Department of Chemistry at Indiana University, Bloomington, consists of a well-rounded research community with cutting-edge expertise in a wide variety of modern disciplines including analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, materials chemistry, and biochemistry.

Job Summary:

Shushkov Lab in the Department of Chemistry at Indiana University is seeking applications for a postdoctoral research position. The position offers the opportunity to develop and apply quantum chemistry methods to simulate the quantum dynamics of molecular and solid-state systems with broad applications in quantum information science. The applicant will leverage novel theoretical approaches to advance the application of chemistry to quantum sensing and quantum communication. Motivated applicants with PhD training in any area of chemistry, physics, and chemical engineering will be considered. General skills in C++ and Python programming are preferred.

Shushkov Lab offers a dynamic multidisciplinary environment. Applicants will emerge with a skill set that is relevant both to academia and to industry. Trainees will receive regular guidance to ensure progress is made toward their career goals, regardless of whether they are pursuant of traditional or alternative careers. Trainees are afforded the scheduling flexibility needed to maintain an appropriate work-life balance.

The successful applicant will play an integral role within our growing team of theoretical chemists. The applicant will be expected to design and execute independent research that involves development and application of quantum chemistry and quantum dynamics methods to molecular and solid-state systems for quantum information science.
Basic Qualifications

Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, or chemical engineering, or any related discipline at time of appointment.

Department Contact for Questions
Prof. Philip Shushkov, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, 800 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405,
Additional Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, or chemical engineering, or any related discipline at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Computer skills in C++ and Python are preferred.

The ideal applicant would have experience in the development and application of quantum chemistry and/or quantum dynamics methods.
Salary and Rank 42,000/ Postdoctoral Fellow
Special Instructions
The initial appointment for this position will be for 12 months. Additional 12-month extension will be available based on performance and/or availability of funds. A competitive salary along with a benefits package will be offered.

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