Joint Center of Excellence in Integrated Nanosystems

Center of Excellence for Bio Nanotechnology

KACST Visiting Scientists

Experience Level: 
PhD / Post-doctoral / 3–6 years Professional Experience
Job date: 
25 Jan 2014
Job description: 

The Joint Center of Excellence in Integrated Nanosystems (JCIN) is seeking experienced PhD or post-doctoral scientists to join the research team at the JCIN@NU laboratory led by Co-Director Sir Fraser Stoddart in Evanston, IL to engage in cutting-edge research in the Project(s) of their choice. Organic synthetic chemistry experience desired but not required — you will learn the synthetic techniques and skills you need at our Center! We welcome visiting scientists from all backgrounds to apply.

The Stoddart laboratory has been active for over 40 years, hosting hundreds of students, postdoctoral scholars and visiting researchers from around the globe. The laboratory experiences high levels of activity and flux of personnel on a daily basis, so early and frequent communication about your plans is encouraged to make your transition as smooth as possible.

** All KACST visiting researchers should first contact Co-Director Dr Nezar Khdary ( to determine position availability and to arrange paperwork for travel.**

NU Processing Times:
4 Months prior to your visit — Contact Dr Margaret E Schott ( on behalf of Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart to obtain the appropriate paperwork for matriculation into NU.

3 Months — Finalize your travel dates and arrangements, visas, lodging, etc.

2 Weeks — Confirm travel plans to Dr Schott

24–48 Hours — Send a confirmation email to Dr Schott and arrange meeting schedule with group members regarding plans for research

It is our hope that KACST visiting researchers spend at least 8 weeks at NU. We believe that this minimum level of commitment will allow KACST personnel to fully integrate with the NU team and make meaningful contributions to the project(s). It goes without saying that a longer period of time spent at NU will increase the chance of accomplishing high quality research that will ultimately lead to high-profile publications and a host of other benefits.