Postdoctoral position:  Analytical/Purification Scientist
Education:  PhD analytical chemistry
Full time position
Length of employment:  1 year with the possibility of 1 year renewal
Salary range:  $42,000-$51,000 plus benefits
Location:  Yale University, New Haven

Job Description:
A postdoctoral position is immediately available within the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale University. The Center is seeking an analytical/purification scientist to support the research efforts of a multi-disciplinary team. The primary responsibilities of the successful candidate will be analytical testing, compound purification, and compound characterization.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will:
·      Perform analytical and preparative scale chromatography of research molecules (small/large, chiral/achiral, milligram to gram scale).
·      Perform analytical testing, including method development and validation of analytical procedures.
·      Perform compound characterization. Analyze samples using appropriate instrumentation (NMR, HPLC, GC, MS, UV, IR, etc.). Summarize and interpret data.
·      Maintain and optimize a wide range of analytical and prep scale chromatographic instrumentation (HPLC, LCMS, GCMS, GC-FID etc).
·      Interact with Center scientists to support, refine, and further develop ongoing and emerging projects.
·      Follow established laboratory safety procedures.
·      Conduct activities under the supervision of the Center’s principal investigators.

Job Requirements
·      PhD in analytical chemistry.
·      In-depth knowledge of analytical and separations chemistry.
·      Demonstrated expertise in modern chromatography and analytical methods.
·      Expertise in data analysis/interpretation.
·      Expertise in data management, documentation, and appropriate software.
·      Excellent communication skills (verbal/written), interpersonal skills, and problem-solving skills.
·      Self-motivated.
·      Ability to work in a collaborative environment but comfortable working independently.

Julie Beth Zimmerman, PhD
Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale

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