TT Assistant or Associate Prof. position at George Washington University (Analytical Chemistry)

The Department of Chemistry at the George Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry beginning as early as Fall 2018 in Analytical Chemistry. The search, which is pending final budgetary approval, is open to all areas of analytical chemistry, including those with application to separations with particular focus on biomolecules or sensors for use in energy/environmental needs or homeland security and that complement the existing strengths of the department. Assistant Professor candidates are expected to develop a highly active, funded research program. Candidates at the Associate Professor level are expected to demonstrate a substantial record of scholarly achievement and national reputation in the field of their specialty. The successful candidate is expected to advance the vision of the University and the Department as a leading global research University. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level.
In addition to offering B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry, our dynamic faculty of 17 has cooperative programs with the George Washington University Medical Center (The Cancer Institute [https://smhs.gwu.edu/katzencancer] and Neuroscience), Biological Sciences (The Institute for Proteomics Technology and Applications and Bioinformatics), and Engineering and Physics (an Institute for Materials Science and Institute for Nanotechnology). Furthermore, under the leadership of the Vice President for Research, the University has created several more prominent Research Institutes. In January 2015 the Department moved into a newly constructed 250,000 ft2 Science and Engineering Hall, containing a state-of-the-art imaging suite and nanofabrication/cleanroom facility (https://nic.gwu.edu). The imaging instrumentation includes new SEM, TEM, FIB-SEM and Confocal Microscopes. A number of prestigious research laboratories, such as the National Institutes of Health, Naval Research Laboratory, Children’s National Medical Center, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Food and Drug Administration, all in the area, also provide unique opportunities for cooperative research programs. The University is located in downtown Washington, D.C. within a few blocks of many important institutions.
Basic Qualifications for Assistant Rank: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Doctoral degree in Chemistry or a related field.
Basic Qualifications for Associate Rank: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Doctoral degree in Chemistry or a related field. Applicants must also possess active funding.
Application Procedure for Assistant Rank: Please complete an online faculty application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/46504 and upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, publication list, and statements of research and teaching interests. Recommendations from at least three references should be sent by the references to chemsearch@gwu.edu.
Application Procedure for Associate Rank: Please complete an online faculty application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/46857 and upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, publication list, and statements of research and teaching interests. Recommendations from at least three references should be sent by the references to chemsearch@gwu.edu.

Review of Applications will begin Nov. 3, 2017.

Opening for postdoc to study biophysics of bacterial biofilms

I have an open postdoc position in my group to study impact of physical, primarily mechanical, factors in the growth and robustness of bacterial biofilms.  I have NIH and NSF funding to support such a position for up to three years, beginning as soon as possible.  I am looking for candidates with a background in soft-matter physics, chemical engineering, materials science, or similar.  Prior biological work, in particular with bacteria, is desirable but not strictly required.  Good written and oral communication skills and a strong track record of teamwork are essential – any type of multidisciplinary teamwork will be regarded very favorably.  A history of successful mentoring of younger students (undergraduate and/or graduate) will also be regarded very favorably.

Biofilms strongly impact medicine, industry, and built infrastructure.  The harms caused by biofilms are widely thought to be linked to the physical properties of biofilms, but very few specifics are known.  Therefore, biophysical studies of biofilms are a growth area, and this postdoc position has good potential to produce high-impact publications and to serve as a stepping-stone to a successful academic or industrial career.  Previous postdocs and PhD students in my group have gone on to both academic and industry positions.  A list of publications from my group is available here:  http://chaos.utexas.edu/people/faculty/vernita-gordon/gordon-publications.

I am affiliated with both the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics, in the Department of Physics, and the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology at UT Austin.  As a result, my lab is a dynamic, multidisciplinary research environment.  Opportunities for collaboration and initiative abound.  Austin is a thriving, rapidly-growing city with vibrant arts scenes and opportunities for outdoor recreation.

If you would like to be considered for this postdoc, please send me your CV and a brief statement of what attracts you to this position.  Please arrange to have at least three letters of reference sent to me.  My email address is gordon@chaos.utexas.edu.  If you would like to discuss this position before applying in full, please feel free to email me as well.

GTCA Symposium at ACS Spring meeting

Michael Morris, the Chair Elect of the Gay and Transgender Chemists and Allies (GTCA) of the Division of Professional Relations (PROF) is planning a symposium at the New Orleans meeting. Michael would be ecstatic to have CMA graduate student/postdoc members to participate in the symposium.

Contributed talks from graduate and postdoctoral students are sought for the LGBTQ+ Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Research Symposium at the Spring ACS Meeting in New Orleans. The symposium will consist of scientific talks by LGBTQ+ graduate students and postdoctoral scholars and will conclude with a panel discussion on issues that affect LGBTQ+ students and postdocs. Partial reimbursement of registration/travel expenses will be provided to the graduate student and postdoctoral scholar speakers. The symposium is sponsored by the Division of Professional Relations (PROF) and is nominally cosponsored by CMA.

To submit an abstract:

1. Log in at: https://acsnm255.abstractcentral.com/login
2. Click on the submission tab and then click on “create new submission”. Select Program Area: [PROF] Division of Professional Relations
3. Select Symposium: LGBTQ+ Graduate & Postdoctoral Student Research Symposium and Presentation Type: Oral Only
4. Fill in the Title/Body and Authors fields
5. In the Comments to Authors indicate whether you would be interested in participating in a panel discussion on issues that affect LGBT students and postdocs
6. Complete the Disclosures; Review & Submit
7. If you have any questions about the submission process or about the symposium, please email Mike Morris (morrisma@uci.edu).

University of Oregon: Faculty search in Biochemistry & Experimental Physical Chemistry

The University of Oregon is conducting faculty searches in biochemistry and experimental physical chemistry, to start in Fall 2018 or later. A Ph.D. degree is required. Successful candidates will have the potential for establishing an outstanding independent research program, maintain excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment. Biochemistry: Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in biochemistry at the Assistant Professor level. Biochemistry research takes place in the context of the Institute of Molecular Biology, which promotes interdisciplinary interactions between life science researchers in the departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Biology, and Physics. We seek applicants from all areas of biochemistry and structural biology who use advanced approaches to study mechanisms of cellular function. See the online posting for details and application instructions. To assure full consideration, application materials should be received by October 9, 2017; review of application materials will continue until the position is filled. Experimental Physical Chemistry: Applications are invited for a tenure-related position in experimental physical chemistry, expected at the Assistant Professor level (though exceptional candidates in theoretical chemistry or at more advanced ranks will be considered). We seek individuals studying problems of fundamental importance to experimental physical chemistry, which may also be applied uniquely to advance related chemical disciplines; of particular interest are scholars who will enhance existing departmental strengths in biophysical chemistry, materials related physical chemistry, spectroscopy, statistical mechanics and quantum chemistry. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to pursue research in a variety of interdisciplinary institutes. See the online posting for details and application instructions. To assure full consideration, candidates should submit application materials by October 3, 2017; the position will remain open until filled.

The online posting can be found here: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9374

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 tochemsearch@wustl.edu. 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 (http://explorejobs.uml.edu/lowell/en-us/job/492501/tenuretrack-faculty-in-biochemistrybiophysics). 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 (http://explorejobs.uml.edu/lowell/en-us/job/492501/tenuretrack-faculty-in-biochemistrybiophysics).

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 (aduncan@willamette.edu, 503 370 6518) or my colleagues and co-chairs of our biochemistry search committee: Prof. Karen Holman (kholman@willamette.edu, 503 370 6417) and Prof. Chuck Williamson (jcwillia@willamette.edu, 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, http://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/50208
or
2) E-mailing Steven Lopez directly at steven.lopez@northeastern.edu 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 (petevh@uoregon.edu), with cc to Andrew H. Marcus (ahmarcus@uoregon.edu) 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 (ahmarcus@uoregon.edu), with cc to Peter H. von Hippel, (petevh@uoregon.edu) with the subject line, “Biophysics Postdoctoral Position.”