University of Connecticut (UConn)

Postdoctoral Research Associates

University of Connecticut (UConn)

Storrs, CT, United States

Search #: 496486
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Postdoctoral Research Associates


The Chemistry Department, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Research Associate with a background in automation and/or programming. The incumbent will aid in the development of automated flow chemistry platforms, develop software for remote, autonomous synthesis and analytics, and network several platforms to create a cloud synthesis lab. The project will be carried out at the University of Connecticut under Dr. Kerry Gilmore’s supervision.

The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art research facilities and gain in-depth knowledge of the research frontiers in the fields of autonomous discovery and synthesis. They will also have the opportunity to be a part of a world-class scientific team and involved in vigorous research programs.


  • Developing graphical user interfaces, software architectures, writing drivers for hardware, queuing protocols, integration of bespoke programming, etc.
  • Integration of machine learning algorithms for single-step and process optimization, reaction and condition prediction, and active learning platforms.
  • Participate in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentations. May also assist in grant writing.
  • Lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and upgrading, and ordering supplies as needed.
  • Mentor/train graduate and undergraduate students.


  • Ph.D. or equivalent, with a background in theoretical chemistry, chemical engineering, organic chemistry, and/or data sciences.
  • Experience coding with LabVIEW, Python, and/or equivalent software.


  • Background in coding and software development towards the development of autonomous hardware platforms.
  • Experience as – or working with – experimentalists.
  • Experience with flow chemistry.
  • Experience with manuscript writing.
  • Experience with mentoring.


Start date for this position is August 2022 and the initial appointment will be for one year and is potentially renewable for a second year depending on regular progress evaluation.  Continuation beyond two years is contingent upon future external funding applications and performance. The position is full-time (40 hours/week) with an annual salary of $60,000.


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #496486 to upload a cover letter briefly describing candidate’s background and specific research interests, a full CV with a publication list, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately. For additional questions, please contact Dr. Kerry Gilmore (

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on August 13, 2022. 

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