Wiess Postdoctoral Fellow

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Wiess Postdoctoral Fellow
Department Chemistry
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Requisition Number P18006
Open Date 07/21/2017
Close Date
Benefits Eligible Yes
Position Summary

Wiess fellowships are intended to facilitate launching independent academic careers by providing opportunities to engage in Rice University’s research and teaching missions in a mentored setting. Wiess teacher-scholars will conduct independent research in collaboration with Rice faculty members in the Chemistry Department and will engage in limited teaching and/or mentoring activities with faculty guidance.

Education Required PhD or other Doctoral Degree
Concentration / Degree Type

PhD in Chemistry

Education Preferred
Experience Required No experience required
Type of Experience
Experience Preferred
Skills Required


Skills Preferred
Physical Demands


Working Conditions


Security Sensitive Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Prior to submitting an application, candidates should contact a Rice Chemistry faculty member (http://chemistry.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147485380), who must provide a letter committing to host the Fellow in his/her lab.

Candidates should submit the following:

  1. a cover letter indicating the faculty host or hosts whom have agreed to support candidate’s application and addressing candidate’s teaching experience and interests

  2. a curriculum vitae with date of (expected) Ph.D.;

  3. a publications list;

  4. a short description of future research plans (not to exceed three pages including figures);

  5. arrange for three references/recommendation letters: two external letters of recommendation and one letter of commitment from a Rice Chemistry faculty member agreeing to serve as mentor for the Wiess Fellow

Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/11147

Job Duties

Job Duty Name Research
Description of Job Duty

- Independent research in the specific area of chemistry of the host laboratory.
- Design experiments, carry out experiments, analyze experimental data, formulate conclusions, communicate results and conclusions to the Principal Investigator.

Percentage of Time 65
Job Duty Name Teaching
Description of Job Duty

- Teaching undergraduate lab course; teaching recitation sessions in large service course.

Percentage of Time 20
Job Duty Name Writing
Description of Job Duty

- Assist with writing manuscripts for publication in scientific journals, as well as grants and grant progress reports for submission to various funding agencies.

Percentage of Time 10
Job Duty Name Communication
Description of Job Duty

- Present research findings at groups meetings.

Percentage of Time 5

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement
  4. Publications List
  5. References/Recommendation Request
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a PhD or other doctoral degree in chemistry?
    • Yes
    • No