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We will be accepting postdoc applications in the area of small molecule organic synthesis

The Ortony Group at MIT’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering is interested in full-time Postdoctoral Associates in the areas of: (1) Small molecule organic synthesis, or (2) Characterization of self-assembled nanostructures and/or molecular crystals.

REQUIREMENTS: A Ph.D. in chemistry or related fields (materials science, chemical engineering, etc.) will be considered. Seeking an individual with a strong knowledge base and technical skills in chemical synthesis and/or molecular materials science. We are seeking self-learning and self-driven individuals with a high aptitude for mentorship, multitasking, and communication.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send a single PDF file containing: (1) a cover letter; (2) CV; (3) two representative publications; and (4) a contact list of pre-notified letter-writers to Please only apply if your research falls in the two areas listed above.

Now accepting MIT graduate students

We are accepting into our research group new graduate students who have been admitted to MIT’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related departments. Those who have an interest in chemical synthesis and/or soft materials characterization are especially encouraged to inquire. For more information please email Prof. Ortony directly at