Research Specialist I - Synthesis


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Job Code/Title 82761 - H - Lab/Research Technician 1 Position Number HU1028 Working Title Research Specialist I - Synthesis Department Chemistry Organizational Overview

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Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $12 - $18 Campus Monroe Park Campus Position Type Hourly Hours/Week avg 29hrs/week Normal work days Monday - Friday Normal work hours Varies Job Category Research Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant. Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Description of the Job

The Lucas Lab (https://chemistry.vcu.edu/people/faculty/lucas.html) within the Department of Chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University is seeking a research specialist with prior experience in the synthesis of organic compounds and metallocomplexes. The principal research focus will be on the design, synthesis, and mechanistic characterization of tunable transition metal-based catalysts. Applications from enthusiastic and hardworking candidates with expertise in inorganic synthesis and air-free techniques are encouraged. The successful candidate will also be expected to independently design, execute, and analyze experiments, to contribute to the preparation of manuscripts, and to promote a collegial and rigorous laboratory environment. Periodic technical progress reports will be required. The appointment will be on an hourly wage basis, with a target average of 29 hours per week.

Required Qualifications

B.S. in Chemistry or related discipline.

Applicants must have a minimum of two years of demonstrated experience working in a research lab.

Must be able to work in a diverse environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in Chemistry or related discipline.

Job Open Date 08/28/2020 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Please upload your curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing your experience that includes the names and contact information of at least two references under the Required Documents section of your application. For questions, please contact hrlucas@vcu.edu and include your cover letter and CV as attachments.

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