Research Professional 3

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Hyde Park Campus

22252 Chemistry

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Job Information

Job Summary:

Research Professional will independently design, develop, and implement scientific research and development work for addressing fundamental questions in the field of Chemistry and Materials. The research focuses on the design and construction of synthetic nucleic acid structure and topology for biomedical and biomimetic applications, and synthesis of metallic nanoparticles for plasmonic bio-applications. The candidate must possess detailed expertise in nucleic acid nanotechnology and colloidal chemistry. The candidate must also have a working knowledge of engineering plasmonic nanoparticles, nucleic acid amplification technology, Live cell imaging, and engineering biosensors devices.


  • Publish scholarly papers in peer-reviewed journals and gives presentations at scientific meetings.
  • Effectively interacts and communicates with an integrated team of researchers from a broad range of disciplines.
  • Can lead research projects and provide supervision to postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

Additional Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Doctoral degree in Chemistry required.

  • Supervisory experience required.
  • Advanced knowledge in relevant scientific field required.
  • Advanced knowledge of research techniques or methods required.
  • Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required.
  • Analytical skills required.
  • Problem-solving skills required.
  • Attention to detail required.
  • Organizational skills required.
  • Verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Job No:
Posted: 6/14/2018
Application Due: 6/22/2018
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