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Boston College Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.

Job Description

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

-Position Summary

The Chemistry Department at Boston College is seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Research Associate with a

background in synthetic organic and organometallic chemistry. Expertise in boron chemistry and the chemistry of

photo-excited states of small molecules is desirable. The postdoctoral associate will develop the synthesis of organic

materials that will undergo a rearrangement under photoirradiation. The project will be conducted under the

supervision of Prof. Shih-Yuan Liu.

The postdoctoral associate will have access to state-of-the-art research facilities. They will also have the opportunity

to be a part of a world-class scientific team and involved in vigorous research programs.


The successful candidate will be responsible for the following tasks:

 Synthesize and characterize molecules.

 Investigate the photochemistry of synthesized molecules.

 Actively participate in group meetings, including presenting research and recent literature.

 Participate in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentations.

 Participate in lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and upgrading, and ordering supplies as


 Mentor/train graduate and undergraduate students



 Ph.D. or equivalent, with a background in organic chemistry and/or organometallic chemistry.

 Experience with inert synthetic techniques.


 Experience with photophysical studies.

 Experience with boron chemistry.

 Experience with mentoring.

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees

  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements

  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Low-Cost Life Insurance

  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans

  • Paid Holidays Annually

  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay

  • Additional benefits can be found on

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at .

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at .