Research Associate

Charlottesville, VA
Apr 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Chemistry

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 04-27-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia, Department of Chemistry, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the group of Professor W. Dean Harman. The field of study will be development of novel synthetic organic methods using Mo and W transition metal complexes. The research will require experience in anaerobic synthetic techniques, various NMR characterization methods, and electrochemical experiments.

This is a one-year appointment; however appointments may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance. The completion of a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field is required by the starting date of the appointment. Candidates are required to have experience in organometallic chemistry and organic synthesis. Knowledge and proficiency in mechanistic studies as well as experience with dearomatization methods are preferred. Candidates are expected to play a leadership role in the laboratory as a mentor for both graduate and undergraduate students.

To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (, search on posting number 0620770, and electronically attach the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references.

Review of applications will begin May 7, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Professor W. Dean Harman, 434-924-3060,

Questions about the application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to: Lin Burton, 434-924-4360, The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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