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Iowa State University Postdoctoral Research Associate-Ames Laboratory in Ames, Iowa

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Position Title:Postdoctoral Research Associate-Ames Laboratory

Appointment Type:Post Doc/Trainee

Job Description:Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Division of Materials Science and Engineering at Ames Laboratory, a Department of Energy National Laboratory affiliated with Iowa State University, is searching for a qualified Postdoctoral Research Associate.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work in the research group of Professor Aaron Rossini. Their primary responsibility will be to perform solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance experiments on materials such as semiconductor nanoparticles and emerging 2D semiconductors. The Postdoctoral Associate will also develop NMR methods that exploit fast MAS and indirect detection and DNP for the detection of unreceptive and exotic nuclei found in materials. The lab is equipped with a variety of fast magic angle spinning probes equipped on 9.4 T and 14.1 T spectrometers and a 263 GHz/400 MHz Bruker DNP spectrometer. This Postdoctoral Research Associate is a one-year appointment with opportunity for renewal based on funding and performance. The position is available to start immediately.

For more detailed information on research see some recent representative publications or contact Dr. Rossini directly:

1) Venkatesh A., et al., t1-Noise Eliminated Dipolar Heteronuclear Multiple Quantum Coherence Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2020, 22, 20815-20828, DOI: 10.1039/D0CP03511D (!divAbstract) .

2) Wang Z., et al., Combining Fast Magic Angle Spinning and Proton Detection with Dynamic Nuclear Polarization, Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, 2020, 109, 101685, DOI:10.1016/j.ssnmr.2020.101685 ( .

3) Chen Y., et al., The Surface Termination of CsPbBr3 Perovskite Quantum Dots Determined by Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2020, 142, 6117-6127, DOI:10.1021/jacs.9b13396 ( .

4) Dorn R.W., et al., Identifying the Molecular Edge Termination of Exfoliated Hexagonal Boron Nitride Nanosheets with Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy and Plane-Wave DFT Calculations, Chem. Mater., 2020, 32, 3109-3121, DOI:10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c00104 ( .

5) Hanrahan M.P., et al., Probing the Surface Structure of Semiconductor Nanoparticles by DNP SENS with Dielectric Support Materials, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141, 15532-15546, DOI:10.1021/jacs.9b05509. (

More publications can be found at

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. must be completed prior to start date.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience in the areas of solid-state NMR spectroscopy, NMR method development, pulse programming, numerical simulation of solid-state NMR experiments and quantum chemical calculations of NMR properties.

Department/Program & College Description:

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Proposed Start Date:April 1, 2021

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:March 31, 2022

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:Post Docs

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae

2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three References

The candidate selected for hire may be requested to provide documentation to verify highest degree completed.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date:February 17, 2021

Posting Close Date:March 21, 2021

Job Requisition Number:R4205

Iowa State University ( is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

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