Post-Doctoral Fellow in Chemistry at Smith College

The Department of Chemistry at Smith College invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in chemistry beginning July 1, 2019. Under the supervision of Professor Kevin Shea, this postdoctoral fellowship offers a combined teaching and research position at a selective liberal arts college. The successful candidate will conduct independent research with the focus aligned to Prof. Shea’s research programs in synthetic organic chemistry and chemical education. One area of research is focused on expanding the scope of transformations involving cobalt-complexed alkynes. His group also synthesizes novel anesthetics and neurolenin D analogs used in collaboration with two colleagues in Smith’s Biological Sciences Department. Chemical education research centers on the use of technology and current literature in intro organic lecture and implementation of semester-long course-based research projects in intro organic labs. Teaching responsibilities are two courses per year, to include contributions to the department’s intermediate and advanced offerings in organic chemistry. A Ph.D. in organic chemistry or a closely related field is required. A commitment to excellence in teaching and undergraduate research is essential.

The Department of Chemistry has state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation, and its faculty is dedicated to active research programs with undergraduate students. Our chemistry and related faculty have expertise across a wide range of chemistry disciplines including bioorganic, bioinorganic, organic materials, environmental, and surface science among others. Details about the Smith Department of Chemistry are available at

Located in the vibrant community of Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest independent women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interacts with students in small classes, as advisers, and through student-faculty research projects. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life and broad collegial opportunities.

Submit your application at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, a teaching philosophy statement, and a statement identifying how your own research interests converge with Prof. Shea’s scholarship. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2019. Smith College is an equal opportunity employer encouraging excellence through diversity.

Diversity and a culture of inclusion among students, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. Smith welcomes applicants from a range of backgrounds including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation and veteran status.

Smith is committed to providing an accessible application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants to request any needed accommodation(s).

EEO/Affirmative Action Statement: Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Data Scientist

Job purpose
This position is in the Kyulux data engineering team. This world-class team is responsible for
developing software tools; performing high through virtual screening with quantum chemistry
and cheminformatics; using machine learning and data science on theoretical and experimental
data with the goal of discovering new materials for OLED displays alongside our colleagues in the
lab. Your job is to push forward our science with an approach that leverages scientific intuition,
evidence-based reasoning, practicality and wrangling copious amounts data.
Duties and responsibilities
• Use advanced statistical and data science concepts, combined with experimental/
theoretical chemistry data, to answer scientific inquiries about materials
• Create and evaluate machine learning models to answer these scientific questions
• Clean messy data from disparate sources
• Design, write, & debug command line tools using the python programming language
• Use version control tools to collaborate on code with colleagues
• Document your work such that colleagues can use your tools unattended or repeat your
scientific inquiry, such as in a Jupyter notebook, slide deck, or documentation
• Present work periodically on biweekly evening video calls with team in Japan or in person
with local team
• Ph.D. or similar experience in chemistry, engineering or physics; a CS background with
exposure to general chemistry concepts would also be considered
• At least 2 years experience writing software in python or similar language
• Some project based work that demonstrates proficiency in data science concepts
• Evidence of effective verbal and written and communication skills, for example,
experience giving seminars and writing peer-reviewed scientific papers
Preferred Skills
• Version control with git or similar
• Big picture understanding of neural networks (hands-on experience a plus)
• Database querying using Django or SQL; understanding of relational databases
• Scientific computing packages including numpy, pandas, scipy, matplotlib (or other
plotting favorite), jupyter notebook
• Machine learning packages such as scikit-learn
Working conditions
40 hour work week mostly in downtown Boston office excepting 1-2 hours a week from home to
participate in weekly phone calls with Japan (approx. 8pm). Travel to Japan is an option but not

Recruiting for TWO Teaching Professors

The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology seeks two non-tenure-track Teaching Professors to begin in the fall semester. Primary responsibilities involve teaching courses at the general, organic, physical and analytical chemistry course level, and to provide oversight of the advanced laboratory curriculum. Teach up to five courses for students in the life or physical sciences or engineering students in the day and evening programs at the graduate or undergraduate level depending on departmental need and enrollment. Plan and develop instructional programs and materials, e.g. manuals, protocols. Meet periodically with departmental chair and the director of undergraduate studies to evaluate curriculum. Advise and assist students regarding educational, vocational, and, as appropriate, personal concerns related to their expertise and experience. Meet with other faculty members to monitor student progress and assist students when necessary. Serve on various departmental and College of Science committees, sub-committees and task forces to formulate, evaluate and approve programs. The candidate will be responsible for departmental and College service and will contribute to faculty efforts to obtain external funding for program development.

Applicant must have PhD, or equivalent, in chemistry and at least 1-2 years of prior teaching experience. Rank will be determined at the time of hire based on experience. Candidates should have experience in, or be able to demonstrate a commitment to, working with diverse student populations and/or in a culturally diverse work and educational environment.


Michael Pollastri, PhD

Professor & Chair

Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology

Northeastern University

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Swenson College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota Duluth

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Swenson College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota Duluth

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth has a tenure track assistant professor position in experimental materials chemistry available starting August 19, 2019.

The position is a new hire planned for the new Applied Materials Science (AMS) program at UMD. Duties: Teaching graduate level polymer and/or materials science courses; teaching lower level undergraduate chemistry courses and upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level in their specialty areas in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Research, and Service.

Required Qualifications:
* PhD in chemistry or closely related field from a from a regionally accredited university
* Evidence of potential to develop a successful independent, externally funded research program in experimental polymer
materials chemistry
* Evidence of teaching experience, such as serving as a teaching assistant or instructor
* Ability to communicate effectively in written form

For a complete job description and to apply online, go to and search for job ID 327929. Complete applications will be reviewed beginning January 7, 2019 until April 1, 2019.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Postdoctoral position in theoretical/computational soft matter and biophysics at Syracuse University

We invite applications for a theoretical/computational research postdoctoral position in soft matter and biological physics to work in the group of Prof. Lisa Manning ( in the physics department at Syracuse University. There is flexibility in the precise research topic; possibilities include the mechanical properties of biological tissues, active matter, and amorphous or granular materials.

The successful candidate will have opportunities to interact with faculty, postdocs and students in the Soft and Living Matter group at Syracuse University. Ideally, the appointment will begin in the Spring or Summer of 2019. Applicants should have a PhD in Physics, Biophysics, Engineering, or a related field, and demonstrated experience in theoretical or computational soft matter or biophysics. To apply, candidates should submit their application materials, including a Cover letter, CV, research statement, and emails of three references using the following website:

Applications will be considered immediately and on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. Women and under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Indiana University School of Medicine – Tenure Track

The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the Indiana University School of Medicine is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in structure-based computational chemistry and/or biology. Applicants are expected to have earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, biology, or any other related areas. The position is open at all ranks including Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. The Department is looking for applicants that employ computational methods to explore macromolecular interactions, elucidate 3D structures of macromolecules, or design novel peptides, proteins, or other macromolecular structures and complexes. The Department is also interested in applicants with interests in the use of computational methods for the design and discovery of small molecules for tool development or drug discovery. Applicants with interests in informatics-based and systems biology approaches that are based on the use of macromolecular structures are also encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants in chemical biology and/or drug discovery who will complement strengths at IUSM in cancer, neuroscience, and/or diabetes. Indiana University offers free state-of-the-art computational infrastructure including supercomputer and clusters for various applications. The University also provides skilled IT personnel through the UITS system to facilitate porting of computer programs. The Departmental culture values a collaborative working environment and places a strong emphasis on mentoring. More information about the department can be found at

We encourage applications from women and other underrepresented groups as Indiana University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through diversity. In addition, it is the University’s policy to provide reasonable ADA services for qualified persons with disabilities. Candidates must be sensitive to the needs of and possess an interest in working in an academic community that is diverse with regard to gender, race, color, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation or identity, disability status, protected veteran status, and religion. Indiana University is an EEO/AA Employer, M/F/D/V.

About the school: The Indiana University School of Medicine ( is the largest medical school in the US and is annually ranked among the top medical schools in the US by US News & World Report. More information about related units can be found at the following websites: Precision Health Initiative (; Stark Neuroscience Research Institute (; and the School’s Signature and NIH-designated Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases ( and Cancer Center (
Location: Indianapolis, the 12th largest city in the United States, is growing and thriving economically thanks to a strong corporate base anchored by the life sciences. Indiana is home to one of the largest concentrations of health sciences companies in the nation, which contribute over $44 billion annually to the local economy. The cost of living is below the national average despite this growth. The vibrant downtown is a bustling commercial center, entertainment destination and residential neighborhood. Surrounding suburbs have been ranked the #1 place to live in the country. The city enjoys a vibrant quality of life, rich amenities and flourishing art, music, and food culture, as well as internationally recognized amateur and professional sports teams, auto racing, and outdoor recreation areas. Please check out Visit Indy ( or No Mean City ( to learn more.

Schwartz group postdoc positions available at CU-Boulder

The projects involve the use of single-molecule / single-nanoparticle microscopy in the following general areas:

– Antimicrobial peptide interactions with bacterial membrane mimics
– Mass transport of macromolecules and nanoparticles in porous filtration membrane materials
– Protein dynamics at interfaces and in confined environments with applications in biomaterials and biocatalysts

I’ll be delighted to discuss projects in more detail with interested candidates, and more information about the group can be found at

Postdoc opening at UO

The Postdoctoral Scholar will conduct research in theoretical soft matter physics and biophysics as part of the research group led by Jayson Paulose. Potential research directions include using concepts from condensed matter physics to design mechanical and active metamaterials with unusual properties, incorporating biologically-motivated non-equilibrium effects in elasticity, and understanding evolutionary dynamics in the presence of long-range dispersal. For the purpose of acquiring additional professional skills needed to pursue a career path in the chosen field, this position will have a formal mentor plan.
A PhD in Physics, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics or a related discipline is required, with research experience in theoretical soft matter physics, condensed matter physics, biophysics, or materials science.

We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity. Please apply at by January 15, 2019 for full consideration (highlight web address and right click for hyperlink). Questions about the position can be directed to Jayson Paulose at

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM)

Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is seeking applications for all levels of
tenure-track faculty positions in the areas of:
• gene expression (,
• structural biology (,
• chemical biology (,
• metabolism and/or neuroscience (, and
their intersection (
These positions are associated with the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular
Biology (BIOM) and/or the Precision Health Initiative (PHI) at IUSM with the possibility
of primary or secondary appointments in other departments or Centers on campus.
Further descriptions for each of these positions can be found at their respective URL.

Junior Organic/Analytical Position at Iowa State University

The Department of Chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University seeks candidates for a tenure-track position in organic or analytical chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The Assistant Professor will be expected to teach chemistry courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; advise graduate and undergraduate students; generate a scholarly publication record; participate in technical committees and outreach activities; and engage in interdisciplinary research and collaboration. The chemistry department has a thriving graduate program that is well funded through external grants and numerous teaching assistant positions.

We are seeking candidates who share in our mission of achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion. In the chemistry department, and at the University as a whole, we translate the values of diversity and inclusion into action by seeking a diverse faculty and by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents.

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply to this job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following documents:
1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References
4) Statement of Teaching – please limit to 3 pages.
5) Statement of Research Interests/Proposal – please attach as “Other Document(s) 1” and limit to 10 pages total.

Additionally as part of our application process, we are requesting 3 letters of reference. Please provide the names and email addresses for your references in the Reference Letter section of the employment application. Upon submission of your application, an automated email will be generated and sent to your references with instructions on how to attach the reference letter to your application through a confidential on-line portal.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.