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Postdoctoral Fellow

Position Description

A postdoctoral research scientist is sought for a project that will involve the synthesis of metal cluster-based materials in the Straus lab ( in the department of Chemistry at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA. Inorganic and/or nanomaterials synthesis experience is required. Familiarity with thin film deposition methods, such as spin coating, is highly desired, as is experience with electronic device fabrication and characterization. Experience with optical spectroscopy would also be advantageous. Proficiency in speaking and in listening comprehension of English is essential for consideration. 

The annual salary for this position is $56,484. Health insurance benefits are included. The initial appointment will be for one year and may be renewed subject to mutual agreement. The ideal start date is 1/2/2024 but is negotiable.  Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

All qualified applicants, including members of underrepresented groups, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.


A PhD, or proof that all degree requirements for the PhD have been completed, in Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics, Chemical Engineering, or a related field is required.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should apply through Interfolio and arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation uploaded as soon as possible. 

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About the University:

Tulane, located in New Orleans, Louisiana, is a mid-sized private research university with approximately 8100 undergraduate students. The Chemistry Department is part of the School of Science and Engineering and has 17 research faculty, 4 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.

Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, which includes the requirement of a booster when eligible. All employees and visiting faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment.

Tulane University is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.