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Post Doc Fellow, Chemistry, Liu Research Group

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Job Overview

The Liu research group (weiliulab.org) in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati is currently accepting applications for a post-doctoral fellow position. Our lab focuses on developing innovative synthetic organic approaches.  This is initially a one-year appointment that may be renewed to additional one-year terms, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

Essential Functions

The successful candidate in this role, will conduct independent research focused on developing and understanding new transition metal-catalyzed bond-forming reactions.

Required Education

Completion of a PhD in Chemistry is required by the appointment date.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Background in transition metal catalysis, fluoroalkylation, copper chemistry.
  • Strong publication record
  • Previous postdoc experience preferred

Application Process

Qualified and interested applicants must complete our online application process. In addition to the application, candidates must submit a cover letter, current copy of their curriculum vitae and contact information for at least 2 professional letters of reference.  Please use the additional documents feature to attach the required documents.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


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Post Doc Fellow, Chemistry, Liu Research Group

Date:  Oct 21, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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