Postdoctoral Associate in Materials Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering
United States

Postdoctoral Associate

Job Number: 17864

Functional Area: Research - Scientific

Department: Materials Science and Engineering

School Area: Engineering

Employment Type: Full-Time

Employment Category: Exempt

Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes



Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

POSTODOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Materials Science and Engineering, to perform organic synthesis of small molecules and study self-assembly and nanostructure properties as part of the Ortony Group.


Job Requirements

REQUIRED: experience designing and characterizing systems that undergo molecular self-assembly and carrying out nanoscale characterization. A Ph.D. in chemistry and extensive experience performing organic syntheses is preferred, but those with a Ph.D. in related fields (materials science, chemical engineering, etc.) will also be considered. Seek self-learning, self-motivated individuals with strong knowledge base and technical skills in chemical synthesis, purification, and characterization of small amphiphilic molecules. Must be able to demonstrate strong mentorship, multitasking, and communication skills. Job #17864

In addition to applying online via the MIT website, please submit a single PDF combining the following components to Professor Julia Ortony ( with a subject line of “Postdoc Application”: 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV, 3) a one-page description of research accomplishments, 4) two recently published papers, and 5) contact information for three references.

Position is expected to start as soon as possible. Initial appointment will be for one year with the intention of renewal.


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

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