Research Associate

Job description

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Chemistry

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 12-05-2018

Posting Summary:
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate, who is excited about the opportunity to work in a dynamic and collaborative research environment. The successful candidate will participate in research in the Lehmann and Pate lab developing new measurement techniques for the detection of trace species and for chiral analysis using molecular rotational spectroscopy.

Requirements for the position include the completion of a Ph.D. degree in Physical Chemistry by the appointment start date. The candidate must have a working knowledge of gas phase molecular spectroscopy, molecular beams, vacuum technology, optics, and lasers. Preference will be given to candidates with experience building or improving custom instruments for molecular spectroscopy, including experience with CAD software, laser alignment and diagnostics, and low voltage electronic circuit design and troubleshooting. The candidate must have effective oral and written communication skills. The candidate is also expected to maintain a safe lab culture, write research papers and grants, and help mentor undergraduates and graduate students in the laboratory.

This is a one-year appointment; however, appointment may be renewed for an additional year contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0624577. Complete a Candidate Profile online and electronically attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of prior experience that meets the requirements (attach as other 1), and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin December 16, 2018, and the position will remain open until filled.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Prof. Kevin K. Lehmann at (434) 243-2130 or
[email protected]

For questions regarding the application, please contact Rich Haverstrom at [email protected]

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician's Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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Posted: 12/6/2018
Application Due: 1/4/2019
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