Assistant Professor position at Washington University in St. Louis

Applications are invited for an assistant professor in physical chemistry to begin in Fall 2018. Duties: conduct research, publish research results in peer-reviewed journals, apply successfully for extramural research grants, teach assigned courses, including general and physical chemistry, advise students, perform assigned committee work, and participate in appropriate university service. The development and maintenance of an outstanding research program and excellence in the teaching of core chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels are required. Must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in chemistry or a closely related field at the time of appointment. To apply, a CV and one or more concise research proposals should be emailed in pdf format with the subject line “Physical Chemistry Position”. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent Complete applications must be received by October 1, 2017 to ensure inclusion in the initial review; those received later will be considered until the search is concluded.

Tenure track position in Polymer Chemistry at UMass Lowell

Applications are invited for tenure-track positions in polymer chemistry/polymer science and biochemistry/biophysics. Applicants at all ranks will be considered, but appointments at the Assistant Professor level are anticipated. A Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related discipline is required; postdoctoral experience is strongly preferred. Successful candidates are expected to develop and sustain active, high quality, externally-funded and internationally recognized interdisciplinary research programs. Application review will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled; however, positions may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.Polymer Chemistry/Polymer Science: The successful candidate will teach polymer chemistry and related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Interdisciplinary interests related to materials science and synthesis of polymers will be considered. Areas of particular interest include polymers with thermal and mechanical properties suitable for 3D printing, flexible electronics, or energy storage applications. For details and to apply, please see the online job posting ( Biochemistry/Biophysics: The successful candidate will be expected to teach chemistry and/or biochemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Research interests include, but are not limited to, biochemistry of muscle proteins and/or biomechanics broadly defined. The ability to participate in interdisciplinary research with faculty in other departments (e.g., Biology, Physics) or centers is considered a plus. For details and to apply, please see the online job posting (

Tenure-track position in Biochemistry at Willamette University

On behalf of the Department of Chemistry at Willamette University I am pleased to announce a national search for a tenure track position in Biochemistry. I am writing specifically to encourage you to submit an application for this opening, and to tell you a
little bit about us and our values. Please read on for a brief introduction to the institution, to our department, and to the region in which we live. Willamette University: The College of Liberal Arts The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) at Willamette University is a community of roughly 2000 undergraduates and 150 faculty, dedicated to teaching, learning, and service. We hold dear the core values and goals of the liberal arts: that a meaningful education has not just depth, but breadth; that how you think is just as important as what you know; that vibrant intellectual relationships between faculty and students provide an ideal environment to explore and create knowledge; and, most importantly, that graduates leave our halls with the ability and motivation to make meaningful changes in our world. Chemistry at Willamette The students and faculty of the Department of Chemistry are a collection of distinct individuals – musicians, athletes, poets, painters, activists, and outdoor enthusiasts – brought together by a fascination with molecules. Our faculty are teachers and scholars, motivated not only by exploring our fields of research, but also
by sharing our knowledge with colleagues, students, and the community. Close working relationships are the norm: faculty collaborate both in the classroom and in research; small classes promote faculty-student interaction; and students bond over latenight study sessions in the Chemistry Hearth. We embrace the idea that science, at its heart, is a collective endeavor, and thus that a strong, supportive, and diverse community of teachers and learners is essential to our mission.

The Pacific Northwest We are fortunate to live, work, and play in and around Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley. The University is located in Salem, roughly the northsouth midpoint of the Valley and a perfect jumping-off point for exploring the region. The western edge of the Valley is defined by the mountains of the Coast Range, behind which lie the Pacific Ocean and ruggedly scenic Oregon Coast. The Cascade mountain range, to the east, separates the lush, fertile Valley from the arid, beautiful High Desert of central and Eastern Oregon. The Valley itself is a major center of agriculture – most prominently, many well-known vineyards producing award-winning wines – and is home to several mid-sized cities: Eugene, Corvallis, and Salem. Portland, Oregon’s major metropolitan area, is located 50 miles north of Salem – and offers thriving food, drink, and artistic scenes. A number of our faculty choose to live in the Portland area in order to take advantage of the array of cultural options in the city and its environs. STEM Fields at Willamette: Looking Forward This search represents an opportunity for us to welcome a colleague who will bring new ideas to campus, someone who will challenge and enrich our understanding of what it is to be a teacher-scholar in a liberal arts environment. In the past two years, tenure-track hires have been made in the Biology, Physics, and Environmental and Earth Sciences departments at Willamette. Our new Chemist in the subfield of Biochemistry will be a part of a cohort of ambitious, engaged colleagues, reinvigorating teaching and research programs across multiple fields.

Thank you for taking the time to learn a bit about us. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to get in touch with me (, 503 370 6518) or my colleagues and co-chairs of our biochemistry search committee: Prof. Karen Holman (, 503 370 6417) and Prof. Chuck Williamson (, 503 370 6334).

Postdoc position available in computational photochemistry and materials chemistry

The Lopez group at Northeastern seeks enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to use their theoretical chemistry background to solve problems in the green chemistry and renewable energy. We use computations to deepen the understanding of light-promoted chemical reactions in the presence of small-molecule chromophore catalysts under mild reaction conditions. The proposed research will utilize quantum mechanical calculations and or machine learning techniques to rationally design novel organic photoredox catalysts. Further computations will focus on likely reaction mechanisms and origins of regioselectivities for these reactions in a highly-collaborative environment.
Many of these catalysts will have similar electronic structures as non-fullerene electron acceptor materials in organic photovoltaics. Solid-state simulations of the of these materials will facilitate understanding of the molecular basis of electronic processes in organic photovoltaics. Our group is interested in understanding the relationship between molecular structure and condensed-phase properties such as electron transport rates, donor-acceptor interfacial morphologies, and exciton dissociation. The primary responsibility of the postdoc is performing and communicating the research. Additional responsibilities may include grant writing and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. The appointment is for one year and may be extended pending regular progress evaluation.

Interested candidates may apply by:
1) clicking here,
2) E-mailing Steven Lopez directly at with a cover letter, CV, and three references and their contact information.

Postdoctoral position available in the area of protein-nucleic acid interactions

We expect an NIH funded postdoctoral research position to be available, starting this fall, at the University of Oregon in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and in affiliation the Institute of Molecular Biology and the Center for Optical, Molecular and Quantum Science. This joint position is in the laboratories of Prof. Prof. Peter H. von Hippel and Prof. Andrew H. Marcus, and it will focus on biophysical studies of the biomolecular conformation changes that accompany biological function in the “macromolecular machines of gene expression.”

Applicants should have a doctorate with appropriate research experience in biochemistry / biophysics / molecular biology, a strong interest in optics and spectroscopy, strong writing and communication skills, and desire to work in a dynamic research environment. The position will be open until filled, but consideration of applicants will begin at the end of September, 2017.

Prospective candidates should send two or more letters of reference, their resume/CV and a cover letter including a statement of research experiences and interests. Send all materials by email to Peter H. von Hippel (, with cc to Andrew H. Marcus ( with the subject line, “Biophysics Postdoctoral Position.”

Postdoctoral position available in the area of microsecond time-resolved single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy of protein-nucleic acid complexes

We expect an NIH funded postdoctoral research position to be available, starting this fall, at the University of Oregon in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and in affiliation with the Center for Optical, Molecular and Quantum Science and the Institute of Molecular Biology. This joint position is in the laboratories of Prof. Andrew H. Marcus and Prof. Peter

H. von Hippel, and it will focus on the refinement and application of microsecond time-resolved single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy to the study biomolecular conformation changes that accompany biological function in the “macromolecular machines of gene expression.”
Applicants should have a doctorate with appropriate research experience in single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy and optics, a strong interest in biological science, strong writing and communication skills, and desire to work in a dynamic research environment. The position will be open until filled, but consideration of applicants will begin at the end of September, 2017.

Prospective candidates should send two or more letters of reference, their resume/CV and a
cover letter including a statement of research experiences and interests.

Send all materials by email to Andrew H. Marcus (, with cc to Peter H. von Hippel, ( with the subject line, “Biophysics Postdoctoral Position.”

Assistant/Associate professor position in experimental biophysics/structural biology at the University of Tennessee

The Department of Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology (BCMB) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT) is soliciting applications for a tenure‐track position at the rank of an Assistant or Associate Professor to begin on August 1, 2018. BCMB ( has 40 active faculty with core strengths in experimental and computational structural biochemistry & biophysics, plant/microbial biology, and developmental genetics. We seek applicants who use experimental structural or biophysical approaches to study complex cellular, sub‐cellular, or molecular systems. Assistant professors will be required to develop an innovative and extramurally funded research program that complements existing areas of research within the BCMB Department. Associate Professors will be expected to have established and well-funded research programs. UT is located near the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and candidates interested in developing collaborative research programs with ORNL are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will benefit greatly from available computational resources, the on-campus National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) and the UT-ORNL Joint Institutes for Computational Sciences, Biological Sciences, Advanced Materials, and Neutron Sciences. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking a candidate who has the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

Applicants must have a doctorate (PhD or equivalent) and postdoctoral experience in an appropriate discipline with evidence of high quality research. Also important, is an interest in teaching biochemistry and/or physical biochemistry at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants must send a single document containing a cover letter, CV with a full list of publications, statements of current and future research interests, and of teaching philosophy in PDF format to Applicants must also arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent electronically to The review of applications will begin in October 16, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Employment Resources for Diversity Recruitment

Here is a curated list of websites that list chemistry employment opportunities that include diversity outreach to underrepresented minorities:

Updates from the Cancer Disparities Research Network: Employment and networking opportunities

Scientific Director of the Division of Intramural Research
| National Institute on Minority Health (NIMHD)

Community Engagement Postdoctoral Associate | Boston University School of Public Health (BU SPH)
The Department of Environmental Health at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) has a long history and national reputation of interdisciplinary community-based participatory research to address environmental health inequalities. The Community Engagement (CE) Postdoctoral Associate will work with two research centers and affiliated partners on community engagement and research translation activities in Massachusetts and nationally. The position will involve leading several projects while developing engagement expertise through scholarship, preparing manuscripts, and the opportunity to co-teach a course.
The BU Superfund Research Center includes five studies conducted by investigators at BUSPH and at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The focus of the Center is “Long-term impacts of early life exposure to Superfund chemicals in humans and wildlife,” with a special emphasis on developmental and behavioral health outcomes (
The Center for Research on Social and Environmental Stressors in Housing Across the Life Course
(CRESSH) is a partnership between BUSPH and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. It consists of three studies that address chemical and non-chemical stressors from different disciplinary perspectives (epidemiology, exposure assessment, and quantitative techniques for analyzing cumulative risk) with a specific focus on indoor and outdoor air pollutants and exposures unique to housing and the neighborhood environment (click here). Primary responsibilities of the CE Postdoctoral Associate will be to work with Superfund and CRESSH
investigators, Core leaders, and community partners to facilitate, evaluate, and document community engagement activities. Specific activities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Evaluate and document the reporting of research results to participants in a home-based indoor air monitoring study.
• Develop a process for enabling CRESSH investigators to compare their social and environmental health stressor constructs with the perceptions of community stakeholders, including key stakeholder focus groups, to obtain information on participants’ understanding of local environmental health concerns, exposure issues, and the nature of the stressor combinations;
prepare a manuscript analyzing the value of the focus groups for honing research constructs to be used in CRESSH research.
• Work with members of the International Society for Children’s Health and the Environment (ISCHE) – composed of children’s environmental health professionals, including epidemiologists, chemists, toxicologists, clinicians, environmentalists, community leaders, students, and public
health practitioners – to develop mechanisms to support increased access to science for affected communities and, conversely, more exposure to community concerns for framers of evidence-based policy solutions.
• Co-teaching a graduate-level course on Community Engaged Research: Theory, Methods, and Applications (if desired, not required).
Primary collaborators of the two centers include NorthStar Learning Centers in New Bedford, Massachusetts, GreenRoots in Chelsea, Massachusetts, Health Resources in Action, Toxics Action Center New England, and the Science & Environmental Health Network.
The CE Postdoctoral Associate will participate in regular Center meetings and join a team of faculty, doctoral students, and research assistants. The primary postdoctoral supervisor will be Prof. Madeleine Scammell. This is a two-year position.
• Ph.D./doctorate in social sciences (e.g., sociology, anthropology) or Ph.D./doctorate in public
health field, environmental health.
• Expertise in qualitative research.
• Knowledge of environmental health / environmental epidemiology.
• Community engagement experience.
To Apply: Send CV and a letter describing your interests to Madeleine Scammell, D.Sc. ( Please indicate “Community Engagement Postdoctoral Associate” in subject line.

Professional Development Workshop for Early Career Investigators in Behavioral/Social Science Research and Cancer Prevention and Control 

August 10 – 11 2017 | Rockville, MD
The NCI will host this workshop to enhance professional development of the next generation of behavioral and social scientists in cancer prevention and control. This workshop is intended for early-career faculty members with no prior NIH grant funding (with the exception of training awards or limited R03/R21 grant history).

Joe Zasadzinski (UMinn) still looking for two postdocs

In this project, we will be using near infrared light-activated protein-conjugated nanoparticles to deliver functional proteins and/or siRNA to primary cells via an easily scalable, high-throughput microfluidic system available in my lab. We have already synthesized and demonstrated the protein on hollow gold nanocarrier can be successfully delivered to cells and released via pulsed NIR light directly to the cell cytoplasm (1-6). A polyhistidine tagged recombinant protein is conjugated via thiol linkers to hollow gold nanoshells. The protein-HGN are incubated with cells to internalize the carriers via endocytosis facilitated by the appropriate cell penetrating peptide. Following incubation, the HGN is activated by picosecond NIR light pulses applied during flow of the cells through a microfluidic channel. The HGN carriers adsorb the light energy, which is then converted within picoseconds into “hot electrons” that cleave the thiol bonds linking the HGN to the protein cargo. In the following nanoseconds, the HGN dissipates its heat by vaporizing a minute amount of water, forming vapor nanobubbles (7) that insulate both the cell and cargo from significant temperature changes. In this project, we will work on turning this system into a cell micro-manufacturing platform to efficiently modify the cell of choice via protein or siRNA delivery. Using this method, we can create large volumes of modified cells for use in personalized treatments of disease. Our first goal will be to use NK and T-cell modifications with the CAR protein to prime these cells for immunological treatments of cancer.
Requirements: Ph. D. in Biophysics, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science or Biochemistry.
Preferred to have previous experience in cell culture, colloid chemistry and physics, biochemistry. Position
open immediately.