Research Associate

Job description

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Chemistry

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 05-31-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia's Department of Chemistry invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the group of Professor Robert J. Gilliard. The field of study will be: 1) bond activation/stabilization and molecular catalysis mediated by main group element systems and/or 2) the development of methods to incorporate p-block elements into polymers for optoelectronic applications. These energy- and materials-related projects will require experience in anaerobic synthetic techniques and NMR characterization methods.

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 start date of the appointment. Candidates are required to have experience in synthetic inorganic and/or organic chemistry. The project requires strong organizational, communication and leadership skills as collaboration with groups outside the University of Virginia is an integral part of the projects. Thus, candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills. Candidates are also expected to play a leadership role in the laboratory as a mentor for both graduate and undergraduate students and assist in the set-up, organization, and maintenance of laboratory equipment.

To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through [email protected] (, search on posting number 0620872, and electronically attach the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references.

Review of applications will begin June 10, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Professor Robert J. Gilliard, [email protected] Further information about Professor Gilliard and his research may be found at his website:

Questions about the application process in [email protected] should be directed to: Lin Burton, 434-924-4360, [email protected]
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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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 3/24/2018
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