Visiting Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Faculty Non-Tenure Track (9 Month)
College of Science and Engineering
Pocatello – Main
Primary Purpose: The Department of Chemistry at Idaho State University invites
applications for a non-tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Visiting Assistant
Professor beginning August 14, 2022. The candidate should possess a Ph.D. or ABD in
Chemistry or Biochemistry. The successful candidate will have primary teaching
responsibility in lower level chemistry courses and secondary teaching responsibility in
the candidate’s field of expertise. Teaching experience at a university level is a plus.
Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. The position includes
competitive benefits.
Key Responsibilities: The primary responsibility will be teaching but depending on the
candidate’s qualification collaborative research activities can be part of the responsibility.
For this position, the teaching responsibilities will include lower level chemistry courses
and/or courses in the candidate’s field of expertise, including laboratory courses. The
position can be renewed up to 3 years.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or ABD in Chemistry or Biochemistry
Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience at a university level
Please submit the following documents with your application (ISU HR site):
CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy Statement, and unofficial undergraduate and
graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required from the successful applicant).
Additionally, please arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be emailed
directly to the Department of Chemistry at
Priority consideration will be given to complete applications received by July 17, 2022.
However, the position will remain open until filled. Compensation will be commensurate
with education and experience, and will include a competitive benefits package. Offers of
employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background

Notice of Available Ph.D. Position Starting September 2022

The Oregon State University Biodeterioration Laboratory is seeking a Ph.D. student to perform research into the environmental impacts of creosote. The project will employ a combination of environmental monitoring, lab-based experimentation and modelling to both measure and enable predictions of the impacts of creosote-treated wood on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. The student will gain extensive experience using GC-MS to quantify polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from environmental samples. In addition, the student will be expected to develop a lab-scale leaching test to measure PAH migration rates from creosote-treated commodities. Finally, the student will be expected to develop excel-based predictive models to predict environmental PAH concentrations resulting from the presence of creosote-treated commodities in specific environments. A typical Ph.D. program in this field will run for four successive years.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in wood science, environmental chemistry, ecological engineering or related field


Exceptional performance in a bachelor’s degree program in the above disciplines

  • Experience working in an environmental chemistry laboratory
  • Experience making models in Excel

Please contact Dr. Gerald Presley for more information and application.

We are looking to recruit a talented post-doctoral researcher in the upcoming year at the US Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC. I would be grateful if you could disseminate the attached position description throughout your department or to any graduate students who will be graduating in the next year and have an interest in Synthetic Biology. I have also posted the position description below. 

Salary: $87,198/year with health benefits plus travel support for conference attendance. Please email myself or Dr. Igor Medintz ( if interested. 

NRC Post Doc Announcement:

Synthetic Biology and Interfacial Catalysis

A postdoctoral research position is available in the Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering at the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington DC (  This position is at the interface of biology and materials and focuses on creating new biocataltyic enzyme-based nanomaterials with emergent properties.

NRL is the Department of Defense’s (DoDs) corporate laboratory for the Navy and Marine Corps. The Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering works at the interface of materials, chemistry, biology, biophysics and materials science to solve critical problems of importance to the Navy and DoD.

Project Description:  When enzymes are displayed at a nanoparticle interface in a controlled and homogeneous manner, in many cases they display substantially enhanced catalytic activity. We are interested in understanding the mechanisms by which enzyme activity is altered and enhanced at this nanoparticle interface and learning how to exploit this in the context of synthetic biology. We are particularly interested in designing and assembling totally artificial enzyme-based biosynthetic pathways on nanoparticles in vitro where the overall catalytic flux through the system can be expected to be greatly enhanced by what appears to be channeling behavior.  This approach represents an important and complementary way of achieving biocatalysis for use synthetic biology that is still extremely underutilized.

Candidates desired experience to include a PhD in a related biological discipline such as molecular biology, biochemistry, or microbiology with some combination of experience in cloning and recombinant DNA technology, enzymatic assays, fluorescence, bacterial-eukaryotic cell expression and analysis, biosensing, and synthetic biology. Experience with nanoparticles/nanomaterials and FRET are a plus.

Salary: $87,198/year with health benefits plus travel support for conference attendance. The position is administered through the National Research Council ( NRL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants must be US Citizens or US Permanent Residents at time of application.

Representative publications:

  • Ellis, G.A., Díaz, S.A., Medintz, I.L. Enhancing Enzymatic Performance with Nanoparticle Immobilization: Improved Analytical and Control Capability for Synthetic Biochemistry. Current Opinion in Biotechnology 71, 77-90 (2021).
  • Díaz, S.A., Choo, P., Oh, E., Susumu, K., Klein, W.P., Walper, S.A., Hastman, D.A., Odom, T.W., Medintz, I.L. Gold Nanoparticle Templating Increases the Catalytic Rate of an Amylase, Maltase, and Glucokinase Multienzyme Cascade through Substrate Channeling Independent of Surface Curvature. ACS Catalysis 11,627-638 (2021).
  • Klein, W.; Thomsen, R.; Turner, K.; Walper, S.A.; Vranish, J.; Kjems, J.; Ancona, M.G.; Thakur, M., Medintz, I.L., Enhanced Catalysis from Multienzyme Cascades Assembled On A DNA Origami Triangle. ACS Nano 13, 13677-13689 (2019).
  • Ellis, G.A., Klein, W.P., Lasarte Aragones, G., Thakur, M., Walper, S.A., Medintz, I.L. Artificial Multienzyme Scaffolds:  Pursuing In Vitro Substrate Channeling with an Overview of Current Progress.  ACS Catalysis 9, 10812-10869 (2019).
  • Breger, J.C., Oh, E., Susumu, K., Klein, W.P., Walper, S.A., Ancona, M.G., Medintz, I.L. Nanoparticle Size Influences Localized Enzymatic Enhancement – A Case Study with Phosphotriesterase. Bioconjugate Chemistry 30, 2060-2074 (2019).
  • Vranish, J.N., Ancona, M.G., Oh, E., Susumu, K., Lasarte-Aragones, G., Breger, J.C., Walper, S.A., Medintz, I.L.   Enhancing Coupled Enzymatic Activity by Colocalization on Nanoparticle Surfaces: Kinetic Evidence for Directed Channeling of Intermediates.  ACS Nano 12, 7911-7926 (2018).
  • Breger, J.C., Ancona, M.G., Walper, S.A., Oh, E., Susumu, K., Stewart, M.H., Deschamps, J.R., Medintz, I.L. Understanding How Nanoparticle Attachment Enhances Phosphotriesterase Kinetic Efficiency. ACS Nano 8, 8491-8503 (2015).

Point of Contact:

Igor L. Medintz PhD (ST)

Senior Scientist for Biosensors and Biomaterials

Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering 

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Code 6907 

Washington D.C., 20375 USA


“I am back to looking for a scientist/ engineer with some chemical background to help with the commercialization of some of our materials.  I am looking for someone that can handle to the chaos associated with a new highly innovative technology, but also have the aptitude to push the technology towards manufacturing.  Is there anyone that you would recommend?  I am thinking about a Masters or Ph.D. candidate.  I really appreciate the depth of understanding that innovative PChemists have.  I would be open to a talented undergraduate if they have the aptitude and drive – I hired a fantastic bachelor’s level ME last spring that has turned out very well – he is not a typical ME undergrad.  A ChemE with similar aptitude and drive could work very well.

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Chemistry
Department: Biology
Position: Full-time (10-month), tenure-track position with complete benefit package Salary: Negotiable within the range established in the CBA ($44,000-$54,000) Union Affiliation: MFPE
Posting Date: November 2021
Start Date: August 1, 2022
The Biology Department at the University of Montana Western seeks an innovative, passionate, science educator/researcher in the area of chemistry. The position is a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the assistant or associate professor level. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a teaching approach that will take advantage of Montana Western’s unique immersion scheduling model (Experience One). This model, where students take and faculty teach a single 3.5 week course at a time, is the mission of the campus and an unparalleled opportunity for a talented and creative educator to merge research with undergraduate learning.
This position fills a critical role at the University of Montana Western and supports students from many different areas of study including biomedical sciences, ecology, environmental science, kinesiology, psychology and equine science. Initial teaching responsibilities will include science majors’ courses in College Chemistry I, II (General Chemistry) and Organic Chemistry I & II using the Experience One model where lectures and lab are integrated in classes that meet for a minimum of 3 hours each day. There will also be opportunities to develop courses in the chosen candidate’s area of interest. Additional responsibilities will include advising, writing student recommendation letters and providing student research opportunities, as well as maintaining the chemistry stockroom. The teaching load is 12 credits per semester, which are taught during three of the four blocks offered during a semester. The fourth block is for conducting required professional development activities, such as research with undergraduate students, attending meetings or writing grant proposals and research papers. As mentioned above, this position will support various academic programs, but it is especially important for students in our pre-professional health programs.
The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in organic chemistry or closely related field (ABD considered). The candidate should be an engaging and dedicated teacher who is committed to undergraduate student learning and success. The research interests of the candidate should be able to accommodate students from various scientific fields, but a background in biomedical research is highly preferred. In addition, the successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability, or strong interest in experiential learning and innovative undergraduate education using Montana Western’s block
scheduling model. College-level teaching experience (including general and organic chemistry courses) is
highly preferred. The University of Montana Western values diversity, so applicants from diverse
backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.
Application materials should include a letter of interest responding to this position description, a
statement of teaching philosophy (< 2 pages), a statement of research interests (< 2 pages), a curriculum
vitae including contact information for at least three professional references, and official or unofficial
graduate and undergraduate transcripts. All application materials should be submitted as a single PDF
file. Teaching evaluations may be requested at a later time. Official transcripts will be required at the
time of hire. Application materials should be sent to:
Patti Lake
Payroll & Benefits Supervisor
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725
Inquiries can be made to Dr. Michael Gilbert at (406) 683-7041; Review
of applications will begin by December 15 and will continue until the position is filled.
The University & Dillon Area
The University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate university with over 65 fulltime
faculty and 1,300 students. It is located in Dillon, Montana in the scenic Rocky Mountains and has
been awarded numerous top national rankings for delivering high quality, affordable education.
Montana Western is the only public four-year college in the nation offering Experience One (X1),
experiential learning delivered on the block schedule. Class sizes are small and students take a single
course at a time, three hours each day for 18 days, before moving on to the next course. Each course is
four credits and four blocks are offered each semester. The block schedule facilitates field and lab work,
undergraduate research, study travel, and interdisciplinary teaching. Montana Western’s faculty strongly
believe in mentoring and inspiring students and assisting them in the transition from university life to
professional careers.
The University of Montana Western is an integral part of the Dillon Community. With a population of
5,000 people, Dillon is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational
opportunities, and an excellent quality of life.
The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages
applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Qualified
candidates may request veterans‚ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable
accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. Finalists for any position
will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

The Chemistry Department at Carleton College seeks applicants for two Visiting Assistant Professor positions for the 2022-23 academic year. These are full-time, one-year positions with the possibility of renewal for a second year and support for undergraduate summer research students. We seek chemists who are strongly committed to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment. We believe that these positions are an excellent launchpad for a career at a primarily undergraduate institution with an emphasis on excellence in teaching and research. Each position will primarily involve teaching either Organic or Introductory Chemistry, with the possibility of an upper-level elective course, depending on the candidate’s area(s) of expertise. A completed Ph.D. in chemistry is preferred, but applicants who are within one year of Ph.D. completion will be considered.

Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college with a student body of approximately 2,000. Located in the thriving two-college town of Northfield, Minnesota, it is 45 miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, in easy reach of a vibrant metropolitan area that is home to three million people and rich cultural resources. The normal teaching load is one lecture and two laboratory sections per term, three terms per year. We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body.

To apply, complete the online application at, which consists of a cover letter, CV, a statement about teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment and how you would contribute to a college community that embraces a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Include contact information for three letters of reference to be submitted electronically. Primary consideration will be given to applicants who have all materials submitted by February 18, 2022.

Carleton College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We are committed to developing our faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities.

Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Summer 2022 Internship Opportunities in OR & WA

Summer 2022 Biomedical Research Internships Catalog

Analytical Chemist (Senior Research Associate) in Portland, Oregon | Careers at Portland, OR (Waterfront) 1/2

Function/Duties of Position
The key responsibilities and duties include performing analytical chemistry studies for research and development of radiopharmaceutical including injection into
humans. This includes development, writing and revising standard operating procedures based on ICH, FDA, and USP guidelines, maintenance and calibration of
analytical instrumentation in the lab including but not limited to GC-MS, UPLC-MS, HPLC , U V and visible spectrometer machines, independently developing new
analytical methods for the assessment and study of new compounds, and performing purity and identity testing on standards and precursors used in radiochemistry
experiments in the lab and responsibility for certifying their purity for use in synthesis.
Duties for this position also include overall laboratory maintenance, radioactivity surveying in the cyclotron vault space, as well as general tasks around maintaining
the laboratory spaces. Lastly, this position also involves statistical analysis of generated research data, including organization and analysis of stack monitoring data.

Required Qualifications
PhD in relevant field and 1 year of relevant experience, OR Master’s Degree in relevant field and
5 years of relevant experience, OR Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field and 9 years of relevant experience
Relevant working experience as an analytical chemist performing Quality Control testing including using HPLC / MS and GC analysis of solvents
Experience with good laboratory practices and following current good manufacturing rules
Ability to do data analysis using statistical methods as well as graphing and facility with Excel spreadsheets
Ability to work with exponentials and logarithms and have experience with typical analytical chemistry statistical methods and graphing methods
Expertise in HPLC, TLC and GLC analysis
Ability to work around large amounts of radiation and to work gowned and masked in a clean room
Preferred Qualifications
PhD or Master’s Degree in relevant field
Extensive experience in analytical chemistry, quality control and using HPLC, Mass Spectrometry, and GC analysis
Minimum 2-3 years of experience working in Analytical Chemistry in a production or high volume research environment
Experience in use of and analysis with Mass spectrometry
Experience working with positron emitting radionuclides, remote and automate systems, computer work with excel and graphical programs

Additional Details
Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter and resume or CV.
All are welcome
Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, aff irmative
action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status.
Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation
contact the Aff irmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or
As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Analytical Chemist (Senior Research Associate)
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Knight Cardiovascular Institute
Salary Range
$56,280 – $77,297 per year, commensurate with qualifications, experience and equity.
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable
Analytical Chemist (Senior Research Associate) in Portland, Oregon | Careers at Portland, OR (Waterfront) 2/2

Oregon Health & Science University is dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for all Oregonians through excellence, innovation and leadership in health care,
education and research.
© 2001-2019 Oregon Health & Science University. OHSU is an equal opportunity affirmative action institution.

The Mackiewicz Lab ( is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher scholar to join our team in the Chemistry Department at Oregon State University ( We are developing solutions to overcome challenges in nanomaterials development for use as drug delivery, optical imaging, and cell-labeling in several biomedical applications with collaborative partners at multiple institutions in Oregon. We are working on nanomaterials developed to solve solutions in macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cancer. Our research includes synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, mammalian cell culture, nanoparticle-biological interactions, and nanotoxicology. Candidates who have experience in nanomaterials synthesis, cell culture techniques as well as those who want to pursue areas of research of their own personal interests by writing grant applications or fellowships opportunities are encouraged to apply.
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, materials science, cell biology, immunology, chemical engineering, or related discipline. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in two or more of these areas:
• Nanoparticle synthesis, surface modification, and characterization
• Mammalian cell culture
• Tissue culture models
• Molecular biology methods
• Cell biology,
• Immunology/immunoengineering
• Optical and electron microscopy
The postdoctoral researcher will develop and implement research ideas, communicate, and coordinate with collaborators, write manuscripts, and present results at conferences/workshops. Therefore, candidates must demonstrate strong oral and written scientific communication skills for publications and grant writing opportunities. They must also have a strong willingness to mentor a diverse team of graduate and undergraduate students. The initial appointment period is one year, with the opportunity for renewal upon satisfactory performance.
Application Process:
Qualified applicants should email their application documents as a single PDF to Dr. Marilyn Mackiewicz ( Please include a subject header in the Post-doctoral Scholar Position OSU. Requested application required documents include:

  1. Cover letter (brief description of research experience, career goals/expectations, efforts to work with graduate and undergraduate students)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research statement (including a summary of research achievements and any potential future research goals, no more than 2 pages)
  4. List of references (minimum of three referees with names and contact information)
  5. Two 1st author manuscripts (manuscripts must demonstrate relevant expertise)
    Applications that are missing items or not in a single document will not be reviewed. Deadline to apply is January 20th, 2022.


  • Collaborate with R&D and other partners to develop and launch new inks and fluids  
  • Solve technical and business issues in a global organization
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate to inform management of project status, decisions and issues

Minimum qualifications:

  • PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related scientific discipline

Preferred skills:

  • Polymer chemistry, fluid chemistry and characterization techniques
  • Familiarity with inks, pigments, additives, formulation development or manufacturing
  • Technical problem-solving
  • Good judgment and ability to make data driven decisions
  • Ability to work worldwide across functions, sites and cultures.
  • Ability to partner and collaborate
  • Ability to take risk, innovate, and continuously improve and develop business and personal skills in a collaborative ‘one-team’ environment