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Post Doc Fellow, Chemistry Strobbia

Date: Jul 13, 2021

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Company: University of Cincinnati

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors > http://bit.ly/UCEMPL


Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


Job Overview

The Optical Sensors Lab (Strobbia research group, www.strobbialab.org) in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati is currently accepting applications for a post-doctoral associate position. Our lab focuses on developing innovative optical sensing solutions to current critical issues in human health, with a particular focus on deployable technologies. Our current research projects aim to the development surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) sensors and relative detection systems for the detection of infectious diseases and water contaminants.

This is 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 testing SERS sensors and construct Raman optical devices.

Required Education

Completion of a PhD in Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, or related discipline is required by the appointment date.

Additional Qualifications

  • Background in spectroscopy and optics, preferably in Raman spectroscopy or surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS).
  • Experience in synthesis and characterization of metal nanomaterials (e.g., metallic nanoparticles)

Application Process

Qualified and interested applicants must complete our online application at https://jobs.uc.edu. 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.  Use the additional documents feature to attach these items with the electronic application.


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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