R.I.T. seeks candidates for Head of the School of Chemistry and Materials Science

Rochester Institute of Technology School of Chemistry and Materials Science (SCMS) invites applications and nominations for the position of Professor and School Head. The successful candidate is expected to have a distinguished record of teaching and research, be a person of national and international academic stature, and come to this position with leadership experience. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of a tenured professor. As the chief academic, fiscal, and administrative officer of the School, the Head will be a role model for scholarship and academic excellence and will provide leadership, advocacy, oversight, and management. The School is looking to create and implement a strategic plan that will facilitate the development of Ph.D. programs.

SCMS consists of 24 full-time faculty members, and 4 full-time staff members. It houses BS programs in Biochemistry and Chemistry, and MS programs in Chemistry and in Materials Science and Engineering. There are approximately 125 undergraduate students and 52 graduate students.

Apply online at https://apptrkr.com/1641446.

Candidacy will be kept confidential until the candidate accepts an invitation for an on-campus interview, at which time a list of references will be expected. Any questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Thomas W. Smith via email (twssch at rit dot edu).

The committee will begin to review complete applications upon receipt, however, to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2019.

RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion.

Faculty Position Announcement: UC Davis Assistant Professor in Food Physical Chemistry

Assistant Professor in Food Physical Chemistry,
Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis

The Department of Food Science and Technology in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences at UC Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor in Food Physical Chemistry. Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Food Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field. The appointee will be expected to develop a competitively funded research program relevant to food physical chemistry. This is an academic year (9 month) tenure-track professor position at the assistant rank. The position will include an appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station carrying the expectation that the appointee conduct mission-oriented research and outreach of relevance to California stakeholders. The appointee will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate coursework in food physical chemistry, with a typical teaching load of two to three courses per year.

The Department of Food Science and Technology drives innovation in the food science through a range of interdisciplinary research encompassing microbiology, analytical and natural products chemistry, biochemistry, process and biochemical engineering and sensory science. The department is associated with the Robert Mondavi Institute of Wine and Food Science at UC Davis and is internationally recognized worldwide as a premier center of excellence in research.

The appointee will have access to wide-ranging infrastructure resources and many collaborative opportunities within the Department, other Departments within the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, and with colleagues in the College of Biological Sciences, College of Engineering, and College of Letters and Science among others.

The UC Davis College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences is the leading academic agricultural research institution in the US and the College of Engineering is ranked among the top 10% of all PhD granting institutions. The community of Davis is centrally located to many of wine producing regions of California. Residents of Davis, minutes from Sacramento, enjoy a high quality of life in a University town setting, situated between the Sierra Nevada mountains and the San Francisco Bay area.

Applicants should submit materials via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/.
Additional inquiries can be directed to Professor Christopher W. Simmons, Search Committee Co-Chair, Department of Food Science and Technology, One Shields Avenue, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, PH: (530) 752-2109, EM: cwsimmons at ucdavis dot edu. The position will remain open until filled but to ensure consideration, applications should be submitted by October 1, 2019.

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

UC Davis supports family-friendly recruitments. See: http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/wl-brochure.pdf

Post-Doc Opportunity: Structural Biology Center, Argonne National Lab

SBC is hiring a Postdoctoral Appointee to develop methods in crystallography and other techniques. Building on our expertise in high resolution de novo structure determination, serial crystallography and a long history of cutting edge experiments, we would like to bring the next generation of experiments to the SBC general user program. The postdoctoral fellow will develop hardware and software to analyze molecular changes of structures as diffraction data is collected and processed autonomously, will create the experimental scope, source samples, collect and analyze data.

Apply Here

(Req # 407010)

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 https://www.smith.edu/academics/chemistry

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 http://apply.interfolio.com/60242 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 https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs 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 (https://mmanning.expressions.syr.edu/) 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: http://www.sujobopps.com/postings/78182.

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 http://medicine.iu.edu/departments/biochemistry-molecular-biology/.

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 (https://medicine.iu.edu/) 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 (https://medicine.iu.edu/expertise/precision-health-initiative/); Stark Neuroscience Research Institute (https://medicine.iu.edu/research/centers-institutes/stark-neurosciences/); and the School’s Signature and NIH-designated Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases (https://medicine.iu.edu/research/centers-institutes/diabetes-metabolic-diseases/) and Cancer Center (http://www.cancer.iu.edu/).
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 (https://www.visitindy.com/) or No Mean City (http://nomeancity.com/) to learn more.