The Erlenmeyer Flask

         Where Real Chemistry Happens…

Archive for employment opportunity

October 13, 2017

Centralia College – Job Opportunity

Filed under: employment opportunity @ 8:32 am

Hello – I am contacting you to let you know about a full time temporary teaching position at Centralia College.  The assignment starts in Winter Quarter (January).

If you have any students with recent Master’s or higher degrees, or that are about to defend, I would love to have them apply.  This will most likely turn into a tenure track job.

If you would pass on my contact info I’d appreciate it.  I’m also posting the job link.


Thank you for any help you can provide!

Karen Goodwin

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Centralia College


October 12, 2017

Academic Professional Lecturer – U of Wyoming

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Wyoming invites applications for an extended term Academic Professional Lecturer (APL) in organic chemistry. The successful candidate will teach at the undergraduate organic chemistry level and manage the undergraduate organic teaching labs. Responsibilities for the organic teaching labs will include experiment development and testing, supply purchasing, weekly lab setup, managing teaching assistants and maintenance of instruments and labs. The organic lab facilities are comprised of three labs with associated instrument rooms and computer analysis rooms in the recently completed Enzi Undergraduate Lab Facility ( The successful applicant will also be required to contribute to departmental and university services. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2018 and continue until suitable candidates are identified. The position will start Fall 2018 and will be filled at the Assistant APL level (6 year renewable terms via 9-month appointments). The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent in chemistry
Desired Qualifications: a strong background in practical organic laboratory operations, teaching experience at the undergraduate level and a strong understanding of mechanistic organic chemistry. Required Materials: Complete the online application using the below link and upload as one document: a CV listing relevant organic laboratory experience, graduate level organic coursework, any teaching experience and include a statement of teaching philosophy.
Additionally, applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted on their behalf to

October 5, 2017

Associate Professor – University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Filed under: employment opportunity @ 1:24 pm

Job Details:
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for a tenure-track position in Organic Chemistry or Polymer Chemistry/Polymer Science to begin in August 22, 2018. Applicants with interdisciplinary interests related to material science and/or synthesis of polymers will be considered.

• A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a very closely related discipline.
• One year of teaching experience (which may be satisfied by two semesters of half-time teaching assistantships in graduate school).
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Experience and interest in mentoring undergraduate research.
• Ability to effectively teach general chemistry courses.
• Ability to effectively teach upper-level lecture and lab courses in organic and polymer chemistry.
• Ability to contribute to existing program emphases and/or experience with instrumentation.

Teaching responsibilities include lecture and lab courses in general chemistry, and upper-level courses in organic and polymer chemistry. Curriculum development in organic and polymer chemistry is expected. The successful candidate is expected to establish an independent research program that involves undergraduate students. Additional responsibilities include seeking external funding for undergraduate research, academic advising, performing committee service and other duties as assigned.

Department and College Information:
The Chemistry Department currently consists of 11 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 6 instructional academic staff. The Department offers American Chemical Society (ACS) certified BS degrees in Chemistry, and also offers a Chemistry Minor and a 2-year Pre-Pharmacy Program. The Department has approximately 120 majors and graduates 15 to 20 students per year. Faculty within the program work closely with students and provide several opportunities for undergraduate research. For more information, please see the departmental web page at:

The College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science (EMS) enrolls approximately 3,500 students in BS degrees in Chemistry, Mathematics, Broad-field Science, Computer Science, and Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems, and ABET-accredited BS degree programs in Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Mechanical and Software Engineering, and Engineering Physics. The College also offers an online Master of Engineering program which has been designated as a “Best Buy” in online education.

Campus Information:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master’s programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level
education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin’s largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

To Ensure Consideration:
Application review begins October 23, 2017, and applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

To Apply:
Please submit applications online:
Applications must include:
1. A letter of application addressing all required qualifications.
2. A curriculum vitae.
3. A separate statement of teaching philosophy and experience (2 page limit).
4. A separate statement of research plans that includes projects to engage undergraduate students (3 page limit).
5. Copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable).
6. Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for three professional references (at least one of whom can speak to teaching ability).

Questions about this position may be addressed to:
Dr. Raja Annamalai at (608)342-6091or
Dr. Mohammad Rabbani at (608)342-7344 or

October 4, 2017

Analytical Chemistry Assistant Professor – University of Nevada, Reno

Filed under: employment opportunity @ 11:31 am

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Nevada, Reno has initiated a search for a new tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Analytical Chemistry. I am writing to seek your help in identifying outstanding candidates for this position. The successful candidate will establish an active and innovative experimental research program in analytical chemistry, broadly defined, while maintaining a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.

Please bring this opening to the attention of qualified candidates who may be interested in applying for the position. I have attached a position announcement which may be posted or forwarded. The complete position description including minimum qualifications and application instructions/links may be found at

Applications must be submitted online at Application review will begin October 27, 2017. The University of Nevada, Reno is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

The University of Nevada, Reno is the land-grant institution for the State of Nevada with an enrollment of 22,000 students. Our department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry. The department has a total of 21 full-time academic faculty members, is housed in a four-story building, and is well equipped with modern research instrumentation. We have recently moved our undergraduate teaching laboratories into new instructional facilities in the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center. For more information about the department and its programs, I invite you and potential candidates to visit our web site at

Nestled in the valley of the Truckee River on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, Reno offers an excellent quality of life. The region combines a mild high desert climate with a large variety of nearby recreational opportunities. Lake Tahoe is less than an hour away by car, while Yosemite National Park and the Black Rock Desert are both within a three-hour drive. Featuring a multi-seasonal tourist industry, Reno and the surrounding area also offers entertainment and cultural opportunities far exceeding those typically found in a city of 500,000.

Analytical Chemistry – University of Alberta

Filed under: employment opportunity @ 11:17 am

The University of Alberta is looking to fill an opening in Analytical Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Alberta has 33 faculty, over 220 graduate students (~2/3 PhD and 1/3 research MSc), and a large undergraduate program. The department has strong research facilities, as well as on-campus research institutes such as the National Institute for Nanotechnology and the Alberta Glycomics Centre, and a long history of excellence in analytical chemistry.  We have also made two recent hires in environmental chemistry, and are looking to make another soon.

Our current search in Analytical Chemistry does not have a targeted technique or field in mind. Rather we are looking for the best candidate. (But personally, I would be delighted if the position was filled by a separation scientist, as I have a lab full of HPLC and CE equipment that I could give them.)  The deadline for application is October 21, 2017 and we will be scheduling interviews in November to January. The position is targeted to an Assistant or Associate Professor, but with the right candidate a young Full Professor would be possible. The start date is July 1, 2018, but is negotiable.

Please share this position with your postdocs or past grad students that you feel would be a good match.

For those that you pass this one to, the University of Alberta is located in the center of the city of Edmonton. The metropolitan area has 1.3 million people, with a vibrant young and multicultural community. The city hosts over 100 festivals each year, and spectacular nature is just a few hours drive away in national parks such as Jasper and Banff. Housing in Edmonton is readily available and affordable, and the school system is excellent.


September 6, 2017

Assistant or Associate Professor position – Smith College

Dear Department Chair:

The department of chemistry at Smith College has initiated a search for a tenure-track, full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry position to begin July 2018. The successful candidate will regularly teach advanced inorganic chemistry as well as general chemistry and may also teach electives and other courses aligning with their area of expertise.  Candidates with expertise in any subfield of inorganic chemistry are encouraged to apply. Additional relevant experience may include postdoctoral research or college-level teaching. A Ph.D. in Chemistry is expected by the time of appointment.

We seek a colleague engaged in learning, developing, and maintaining a dynamic curriculum that is responsive to the needs of Smith’s diverse and talented student body. The Department of Chemistry has state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation, and its faculty is dedicated to active research programs with undergraduate students. The successful candidate is expected to establish an active research program with undergraduate student participation.

Smith College is the largest independent women’s college in the country and is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts.

We are very interested in having a strong pool of candidates, especially those from under-represented groups. We ask for your help in identifying any potential candidates that you may see fitting our criteria. We are including a copy of an advertisement soon to appear in Chemical & Engineering News. We really appreciate you taking the time to consider this request and/or to pass the information along to eligible candidates.



Elizabeth Jamieson, Ph.D.

Chair, Search Committee


Phone: (413) 585-7588

May 17, 2017

Engineering Technician 3 at Central Washington University

Filed under: employment opportunity @ 10:56 am

Central Washington University has a full-time classified staff opening for an Engineering Technician 3 position to provide instrumentation support and maintenance to the Chemistry and Biology departments.  Ideally this individual would have a masters’ degree in Analytical Chemistry or similar background with experience with mass spectroscopy or NMR troubleshooting and maintenance.  Knowledge of electronics, circuit diagrams and electronic test equipment is required.


Full job description and application can be found online at (job ID 1374)  Screening begins 5/17/2017 and continues until filled.

May 16, 2017

Science Lab Preparator (Internal Search Only)

Filed under: employment opportunity @ 8:30 am

Science Lab Preparator (Internal Employment Opportunity), Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University. F/T, starting at $2,892/monthly + benefits. This position will support and assist with the laboratory teaching program for the Department of Chemistry. Preferred candidate will have a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry or related science. To review posting and apply, go to posing number P00946CT. Closing date May 26th, 2017. OSU is an AA/EOE.

April 19, 2017

FT 1-year Chemistry Instructor

Filed under: employment opportunity @ 11:44 am

Shasta College is pleased to announce a full-time 1-year chemistry instructor position at our Redding and Red Bluff campuses for the 2017-18 school year. The assignment will likely include some organic chemistry.  Full details can be found at  This position is a sabbatical replacement position and is fully benefitted for the year.


Shasta College is a two-year college located in Redding, California, which is located 165 miles north of Sacramento.  A small city of 90,000, Redding is noted for hot summers, reasonable housing prices (average house price $241,400), and for being a gateway to outdoor activities.

Successful candidates may have experience in organic chemistry and experience with and/or interest in active learning and/or computer-assisted instruction.

Please let anyone who might be interested know about this position, and thanks in advance!

Frank Nigro


Frank Nigro, PhD


Dean,  Science, Language Arts, and Mathematics

Shasta College


April 7, 2017

Postdoctoral Scientist – Wolfe Laboratories, Inc

Wolfe Laboratories, Inc. has an immediate need for which your current, or recent, graduates may be interested. This is a newly-created position due to our growth. May, or even June, 2017, graduates are certainly eligible to apply as well as recent grads.

I want to point out that our Postdoctoral Scientist positions are not for a specific length of time, as are most academic postdoc roles. This is a full time “permanent” job, with the anticipation of once the postdoc attains certain milestones they are then moved into a different position in the company (Scientist I, Project Manager, and other opportunities as well).

Thank you for your assistance in distributing these to your students, and hopefully I’ll get a lot of interest! As usual, should you have any questions, feel free to ask away. Thanks.

Steve Pangione, PHR
HR Manager
Wolfe Laboratories, Inc.
19 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
781-305-4940, X102

Next Page »

© 2017 The Erlenmeyer Flask   Powered by WordPress MU    Hosted by