Postdoctoral Scholar in Polymer Chemistry, University of California, USA

Postdoctoral Position in USA

Postdoctoral Scholar in Polymer Chemistry: The Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Riverside, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position in the Neary Research Group. The successful candidate will engage in cutting-edge research in organic and polymer chemistry, focusing on the design, synthesis, functionalization, and characterization of new polymers, with a particular emphasis on polyolefins, olefin metathesis, and depolymerizations.

Postdoctoral Scholar in Synthetic Polymer Chemistry

Designation: Postdoctoral Scholar

Research Area: Synthetic Polymer Chemistry

Location: University of California, Riverside, Chemical Sciences Laboratory


  • A Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer, or Materials Science completed by the time of employment
  • Demonstrated track record of research accomplishments
  • Desire to work in a team-driven environment
  • Preferred: Experience in organic/polymer chemistry and/or organometallic catalysis
  • Strong communication skills, leadership abilities, chemical hygiene/safety knowledge, and experience in student mentoring

Job Description: The selected candidate will:

  • Design, synthesize, functionalize, and characterize new polymers
  • Conduct research in organic and polymer chemistry with a focus on polyolefins, olefin metathesis, and depolymerizations
  • Work in a state-of-the-art Chemical Sciences Laboratory with access to staff-maintained equipment at the Analytical Chemistry Instrumentation Facilities
  • Collaborate with the Neary Research Group in an interdisciplinary research environment

How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit a single PDF file containing the following materials to Prof. William Neary at with “Postdoctoral Scholar Position” in the subject line:

  1. Cover letter (1-2 pages) describing relevant skills and career ambitions
  2. Research statement (2-3 pages) summarizing accomplishments
  3. Current CV including up to 3 references who have agreed to be contacted if necessary

Last Date for Apply: Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.



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