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Postdoctoral Fellow-Chemistry

Job Description

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW-CHEMISTRY, MIT Climate & Sustainability Consortium (MCSC)-Impact Fellowship Program, to assume a position for a chemistry-oriented individual who wants to transcend academia and industry and apply their expertise to near-term change for a more sustainable future. MCSC Impact Fellows will work with MIT researchers and consortium industry members in collaboration with external organizations and communities to implement solutions needed for global economic transformation to address the global climate change and sustainability crisis. Throughout the program, fellows will prepare for leadership positions within the sustainability domain in a wide range of contexts and prepare to drive research that advances breakthrough scalable solutions towards accelerated change. As the transition to green energy is underway, many aspects of manufacturing struggle to reduce emissions due to their underlying chemistry. Process emissions and embedded emissions tied to chemical reactions and feedstock choices for a manufacturing process can be particularly challenging to address.

Job Requirements:
REQUIRED: Ph.D. in chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, or computational chemistry/materials science; familiarity with at least three of the following: molecular synthesis and related analytical techniques, materials synthesis, and related analytical techniques, high-throughput synthesis, computational chemistry, and/or process modeling; experience with proposal writing and group management and coordination; strong listening and written and verbal communication skills. Must be highly collaborative and able to work in a team environment with experts from diverse backgrounds.Job #22283

As chemistry is a broad topic with many interconnected sub-disciplines (solid-state/materials, electrosynthetic, organometallic, main-group, atmospheric, computational, etc), candidates should showcase their experience traversing disciplines during problem-solving in their application materials.


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