Research Specialist - Synthesis / Inorganic Catalysis

Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 25, 2021
Employment Type
Part Time

Posting Details

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

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $12 - $18 Campus Monroe Park Campus Position Type Hourly Hours/Week 29 hours 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 ( 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 05/25/2021 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Please ensure that you upload a copy of your Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter under the Required Documents section of the posting.

Also, in the References section, please ensure that you provide at least two references in this section.

Failure to fulfill these requirements can or will result in your application not being considered for the position. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Lucas at

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