Opportunities with the Borguet Group


Available Opportunities
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for Post-docs, Graduates,
and Undergraduates

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Short-time visiting student positions at all levels

PhD opportunities in the Department of Chemistry,Temple University

 


- Nonlinear Spectroscopy and Dynamics at Interfaces

Positions for postdocs and graduate students are available in the Vibrational Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Molecular Species at Aqueous-Mineral Interfaces project. The position involves the use of vibrational Sum Frequency Generation (SFG) to investigate the mineral surface OH-group properties and acid-base chemistry. We are also investigating the ultrafast vibrational dynamics of aqueous species, including water, at mineral surfaces. The laboratory has two ultrafast regenerative amplifier systems, with IR optical parametric amplifiers.

Prospective graduate students should have a BS or MS in Chemistry, Physics or related discipline. Prior experimental experience is a plus but not essential.

Postdoctoral candidates should have familiarity with ultrafast lasers, and a knowledge of femtosecond pump-probe spectroscopy is a plus. Candidates should preferably have experience with vibrational sum-frequency and/or second harmonic generation from interfaces. A strong background in physical/surface chemistry is desirable. Expertise in the following areas would be useful: surface chemistry, self-assembled monolayers, sensors, electrochemistry. A strong record of publications in peer-reviewed literature attesting to these capabilities is required. Additional responsibilities include training and supervision of students, and preparation of reports and manuscripts for publication. Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics or related discipline, awarded in the last five years, is necessary.

Interested candidates should send a CV to:

Email address:
eborguet@temple.edu

- Single Molecule Conductivity and Scanning Probe Microscopy of Molecular Wires

Positions for postdocs and graduate students are available in our Single Molecule Conductivity and Scanning Probe Microscopy of Molecular Wires project. The focus of the research is the single molecule conductivity of peptide nucleic acid based structure, the effect of molecule electrode linker groups, and redox controlled conductivity, in collaboration with a team of experimentalists and theorists at the Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and Duke University.

Prospective graduate students should have a BS or MS in Chemistry, Physics or related discipline. Prior experimental experience is a plus but not essential.

Postdoctoral candidates must have experience with Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM), preferably obtaining atomic and molecular resolution, in ambient and under fluid. A background in physical chemistry or related discipline is desirable. Candidates should have expertise in electrochemistry, preparation of single crystal electrodes, and growth of self-assembled monolayers. A strong record of publications in peer-reviewed literature attesting to these capabilities is required Additional responsibilities include training and supervision of students, and preparation of reports and manuscripts for publication. Ph.D. in Chemistry or related discipline, awarded in the last five years, is necessary.

Interested candidates should send a CV to:

Email address:
eborguet@temple.edu

- Electrochemistry / Nanosensors

Positions for postdocs and graduate students are available in our Nanoscale Carbon Electrodes for Intracellular Electrochemistry project, as part of a collaboration with groups in Penn Engineering, Drexel Engineering and Temple University's medical school.

Our collaborators have recently developed integrated carbon-based nanopipettes (CNP) that do not require any assembly and can be used in a variety of applications ranging from nozzles for nano-printing to cellular probes to bio/chemical sensors. Now, we are focusing on developing methods to functionalize the tip of CNP, investigating their potential applications as cellular probes in important biological systems.

Prospective graduate students
should have a BS or MS in Chemistry, Physics or related discipline. Prior experimental experience is a plus but not essential.

Postdoctoral candidates should have significant electrochemistry and/or Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) experience. Expertise in the following areas would be useful; microelectrodes, electrochemistry, surface modification, metal deposition, sensors, carbon materials, microscopy [Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy (SECM), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM)]. A strong record of publication in peer-reviewed literature attesting to these capabilities is required. Additional responsibilities include training and supervision of students, and preparation of reports and manuscripts for publication.  Ph.D. in Chemisty or related discipline, awarded in the last five years, is necessary.

Interested candidates should send a CV to:

Email address:
eborguet@temple.edu

Short-time visiting student positions at all levels

Short-time visiting student and visiting professor positions are available now. Financial support is available for visits with a commitment of three months minimum. The projects include

  • surface chemistry
  • scanning probe microscopy (AFM,STM)
    • bio-electrochemistry
    • carbon materials (including carbon nanotubes)
    • surface based sensors
    • interfacial spectroscopy and dynamics by nonlinear optics
    • ultrafast laser development.

Candidates should have a background in chemistry, physics, biology or related discipline. Experience with surface analysis, STM, AFM, electrochemistry or lasers is a plus.

Interested candidates should send a CV to:

Email address:
eborguet@temple.edu

-Short-time visiting student positions at all levels

Short-time visiting student and visiting professor positions are available now. Financial support is available for visits with a commitment of three months minimum. The projects include

  • surface chemistry
  • scanning probe microscopy (AFM,STM)
    • bio-electrochemistry
    • carbon materials (including carbon nanotubes)
    • surface based sensors
    • interfacial spectroscopy and dynamics by nonlinear optics
    • ultrafast laser development.

Candidates should have a background in chemistry, physics, biology or related discipline. Experience with surface analysis, STM, AFM, electrochemistry or lasers is a plus.

Interested candidates should send a CV to:

Email address:
eborguet@temple.edu

- PhD opportunities in the Department of Chemistry, Temple University

Temple
University: founded in 1884, is a state-related public research university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Temple University is the 28th largest university in the United States, the third largest provider of professional education in the country.

Department of Chemistry:
We are always interested in talented students. Our program is rapidly expanding and there are many interesting opportunities here. We have recruited eight junior and senior faculty members in the last three years. The most recent additions are...

Computational Biophysical Chemistry
Inorganic/Biological
Physical/Biological/Computational
Organic/Medicinal/Biological

Some of the department's recent hires belong to the National Academy of Sciences, including Micheal Klein, an expert in molecular simulations, and John Perdew, the founding director of Center for Materials Theory here at Temple and one of the world's most cited scientists, specifically in the field of density functional theory (DFT).

Just in time for the opening of the new 245.000-square-foot Science Education and Research Center (SERC) the department was authorized to recruit three new faculty members, and it is a pleasure to announce that two new colleagues, Sarah Wengryniuk and Graham Dobereiner will start in August 2014. The third new faculty member will come on board in January 2015.
It is clear to see that Temple University is investing majorly in the sciences and chemistry in particular.

The ultrafast laser sciences in Temple's Chemistry Department has seen dramatic growth. The vibrant photonics community consists of four groups- Borguet, Dai, Levis and Stanley- using ultrafast lasers and two groups- Matsika and Spano- focusing on theory and light-matter interactions.

Students admitted to our Ph.D. program in Chemistry recieve full financial support. They are granted full tuition, receive a stipend ($25k/year for 2014-2015) and have health insurance included. And by being located in Philadelphia- the fifth largest city in the U.S and one of the most livable and inexpensive cities on the East coast- Temple University is able to offer so much more than just an education.

We admit most students in the Fall and some in the Spring (January) semesters. Applications are reviewed on a continual basis so you will be considered for Fall 2016 if your application is not complete for admission in Spring 2015 .

The department may waive the application fee of $60 upon review of copies of GRE/TOEFL scores and transcripts. More information, including a pdf application, is available at
http://www.temple.edu/chemistry/graduate/apply.html

Interested candidates should send a CV to:

Email address: eborguet@temple.edu

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