Open Faculty and Staff Positions

Postdoctoral Fellow

A postdoctoral research scientist is sought for projects into small molecule activation in the McSkimming lab. A successful applicant will have outstanding skills in both synthetic organic and inorganic chemistry and the associated characterization techniques. Expertise in glovebox and Schlenk techniques is required. Experience in performing and interpreting ab initio quantum mechanical calculations is desirable. Proficiency in speaking and in listening comprehension of English is essential for consideration.

The position will be met with compensation that is commensurate to experience. Health insurance benefits are included. The position is a one-year appointment that may be renewed subject to mutual agreement. The position is available immediately and will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. 

Interested candidates should send a complete and current CV and one-page research summary to Alex McSkimming ( 


About the University:

Tulane, located in New Orleans, Louisiana, is a mid-sized private research university with approximately 7700 undergraduate students. The Chemistry Department is part of the School of Science and Engineering and has 16 research faculty, 5 teaching faculty, approximately 60 graduate students and around 80 undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry majors. More information about the Department of Chemistry can be found on our website: The University is located in the uptown section of New Orleans, on the streetcar line approximately 3 miles from downtown.

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