General Dynamics

Postdoctoral Position for a Synthetic Chemist - Wright Patterson AFB, OH

Posted on: 26 Oct 2019

Wright Patterson AFB, OH

Job Description

We are interested in filling a postdoctoral level position in the Materials Characterization Laboratory of the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate/Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) located at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH.

The position requires a self-motivated, hard-working, and trainable individual who will be responsible for the development and characterization of hybrid organic/inorganic perovskites. Ideally, the candidate should have experience synthesizing these perovskites as nanocrystals, thin films, and single crystals. The candidate must have experience in characterization techniques such as electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction. The job also requires expertise in UV/Vis spectroscopy, steady-state and time-resolved photoluminescence, and both femtosecond and nanosecond transient absorption.

The appointment would be as an onsite contractor with GDIT for a period of up to 2 years working in the Air Force Research Laboratories.Follow on will be considered with available funding.


The applicant must hold a PhD in chemistry or materials science.


Applicant MUST be a US Citizen - a green card holder will not be accepted.

Applicant must be able to obtain a Secret clearance.

The applicant must have a background in synthetic inorganic/organic chemistry including skills related to purification and materials characterization.

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

General Dynamics

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General Dynamics Corporation operates as an aerospace and defense company worldwide. It operates in five segments: Aerospace, Combat Systems, Information Technology, Mission Systems, and Marine Systems. The Aerospace segment designs, manufactures, and supports business-jet aircraft; and offers business-aviation services, including maintenance, fixed-base operation, government fleet, aircraft management, charter, and staffing services, as well as integrated aviation solutions.

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The Mission Systems segment offers mission-critical C4ISR products and systems, such as space, intelligence, and cyber systems; ground systems and products; and naval, air, and electronic systems. The Marine Systems segment designs and builds nuclear-powered submarines, surface combatants, and auxiliary and combat-logistics ships for the United States Navy and Jones Act ships for commercial customers.

This segment provides nuclear-powered submarines; surface combatants; auxiliary and combat-logistics ships; commercial product carriers and containerships; design and engineering support services; and maintenance, modernization, and lifecycle support services, as well as repair services for navy ships. The company was incorporated in 1952 and is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia.

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