Director, Internal and External Scientific Relationships, Princeton Catalysis Initiative

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Salary will be discussed with finalist
Nov 17, 2017
Dec 17, 2017
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry seeks a Director (to be appointed at the Professional Specialist rank), Internal and External Scientific Relationships, for the Princeton Catalysis Initiative, a new interdisciplinary research initiative designed to advance catalysis to broadly impact society and chemical innovation. The director will develop and establish relationships with both internal and external innovators to pursue scientific excellence within the Initiative. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field, and preferably 10+ years of additional research experience in catalysis in the pharma, fine chemical or energy fields.

The successful candidate should have a proven track record of success in the catalysis field as judged by high impact peer-reviewed publications and invited international presentations.  He or she will have an enhanced network of academic and industrial contacts, and will demonstrate effective research collaboration at the chemistry interface with physics, biology, computer science and/or engineering. The successful candidate should have extensive experience in establishing executive level corporate relationships, and will have a demonstrated track record of relationships with principal investigators and development offices in the top 10% of research ranked US universities. He or she will have interactions with national and international government or non-profit granting agencies. Must be able to travel both domestically and internationally.

Applicants must apply online at https:  and submit a cover letter, CV, and the names and email addresses of 3 references. Appointment is for one year with renewal contingent on satisfactory performance. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.