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Postdoctoral Researcher: Organic ligand synthesis and membrane separations
Case Western Reserve University

Date Posted Jul. 8, 2020
Title Postdoctoral Researcher: Organic ligand synthesis and membrane separations
University Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH, United States
Department Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Sep. 2, 2020
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  • Post-Doc
  • Chemistry - Organic
    Chemistry - General

Term: 1-year contract with potential for renewal (maximum of 2 years)

Description: The Duval Lab at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) has an open postdoctoral research position in the area of membrane-based medical isotope purification. This project focuses on developing new acid- and radiation-stable membranes for purifying accelerator-produced Ac-225 (supported by the Department of Energy). The postdoctoral researcher will lead the efforts on ligand synthesis, membrane modification and characterization (physical and chemical). In addition to cutting-edge research opportunities, this position offers networking opportunities with collaborators and advisors at Argonne National Laboratory.
A successful candidate will be able to work with a diverse group of researchers and independently set and achieve research goals.

Qualifications: The applicant must have a Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science or a related discipline before the start date. Applicants must be willing to mentor graduate students and work in a highly collaborative research group. There is no citizenship requirement for this position.
Applicants with experience in organic synthesis, solid-phase synthesis or polymer and monomer synthesis are strongly encouraged to apply. No experience with radiochemistry is required – we can teach you what you need to know!

How to apply: Email Prof. Christine Duval ( with the subject line "Postdoctoral researcher application" and attach a complete CV and contact information for 3 references.

BIPOC and women are strongly encouraged to a submit an application. Our research group is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where scientists and engineers can thrive and focus on their research.

Deadline: Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Promising applicants will be contacted via email for a Zoom interview. If you have questions about the position or your qualifications for the position, do not hesitate to contact Prof. Duval.

  • In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216.368.8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Contact Information

  • Prof. Christine Duval
    Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    Case Western Reserve University
    Cleveland, OH 44106
  • 216-368-8613


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