Research Associate

Job description

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Chemistry

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 05-18-2018

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, Jr. The field of study will be: the development of synthetic methods to incorporate p-block elements into conjugated small molecules and polymers for optical studies and optoelectronic applications. This energy and materials project will require experience in anaerobic synthetic techniques, NMR characterization methods, UV-vis, and photoluminescence spectroscopy.

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 is required by the start date of the appointment. Candidates are required to have experience in synthetic organic chemistry and a background in materials synthesis and electrochemistry is preferred. 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 0623251, and electronically attach the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references.

Review of applications will begin May 29, 2018; 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: Glenda Notman, 434-243-4041, [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: 7/18/2018
Application Due: 7/26/2018
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