Postdoc wanted!

Postdoc wanted!

The official posting for the postdoc between my group and Prof. Burdette’s lab has posted. The link to apply is:

Feel free to email Prof. Grimm at or Prof. Burdette at with questions, but please do not email application materials to them.  Grimm and Burdette can only consider applications submitted through the Workday portal linked above.

From the posting:


Postdoctoral researcher with Profs. Burdette and Grimm on the synthesis and derivatization of metal organic frameworks for sorption of gas-phase guest molecules.

WPI is a diverse campus of learners passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We are looking for candidates who can support our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute invites applications for postdoctoral research for a project between the research groups of Professors Shawn Burdette and Ron Grimm. The project involves material synthesis of metal organic frameworks for sorption of gas-phase guest molecules, as well as organic synthesis for effective capping, trapping, and controlled release of trapped guests. A one-year appointment starts in 2023 with the option for reappointment for a second year.

Applicants must have received a Ph.D. in chemistry prior to the appointment start date. The successful applicant will have a strong background in synthetic chemistry and exposure to materials synthesis and characterization. Interested parties should send a cover letter, undergrad and grad transcripts, curriculum vitae including the names of three references, a letter of recommendation from a current advisor, and a short statement of purpose. The statement of purpose should describe the applicant’s interests and how their background and skills will facilitate project success. All application questions should be directed to Prof. Grimm (