Research Associate

Job description

Position Number 998727

Functional Title Research Associate

Position Type Research

Position Summary

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is accepting applications for a research associate. The appointment is for one year, with renewal dependent on performance. We are seeking a candidate with extensive inorganic, organic, or organometallic chemistry experience to support a growing R&D program in medicinal inorganic chemistry. Expertise in spectroscopic techniques (generally, UV/Vis and Fluorescence) and analysis is also strongly desired. Successful candidates must be willing and able to work with an interdisciplinary team of scientists to design, synthesize, and test families of compounds with biological activity. The project requires synthetic expertise, along with the associated analytical skills required for compound structural characterization (NMR, IR, UV-Vis, HPLC, X-ray, Mass Spec, etc.). The candidate will be expected to link structure with experimental activity data to develop structure-activity relationships (SAR) to drive an iterative research process towards the development of highly potent agents. Findings will be published in peer-reviewed publications.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Masters or Ph.D. (or equivalent experience) in Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, or a closely related field
  • Experience with multi-step synthesis and characterization by 1D and 2D NMR, mass spec, HPLC
  • Expertise in heterocyclic synthesis, experience with air-sensitive experimental manipulations, mechanistic studies, microwave synthesis, inorganic synthesis, and characterization of organometallic or coordination compounds
  • Ability to communicate scientific results effectively, both written and oral.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, or a closely related field
  • Expertise in spectroscopic techniques, including UV/Vis and fluorescence; electrochemical characterization; photochemistry and photophysics
  • Experience in screening, data analysis, kinetic and mechanistic studies
  • Strong publication record
  • Excellent communications skills

Special Instructions to Applicants

All applications must be submitted here.

Applicants should upload (as PDF files) a curriculum vita, publications and arrange for three letters of recommendations to be sent.

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) References, in the References section of the electronic application. These References will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Reference/Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur as soon as the applicant successfully submits the application and receives a confirmation number from the UNCGjobsearch system.

Any questions regarding the job posting can be addressed to Dr. Sherri McFarland at [email protected]

Recruitment Range Salary based on experience

Org #-Department Chemistry & Biochemistry - 12205

Job Open Date 08/15/2018

For Best Consideration Date 08/29/2018

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment Time Limited

FLSA Exempt

Number of Months per Year 12

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript(s)
  2. Other Documents

Supplemental Questions

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    Posted: 9/11/2018
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