Teaching and research post-doctoral associate in organic chemistry

Providence, Rhode Island
Commensurate with experience
Jan 20, 2021
Feb 19, 2021
Field of specialization
Education, Organic
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Providence College invites applications for a teaching and research post-doctoral associate in organic chemistry to begin July 1, 2021. The position is initially funded through April 30, 2022 in part from the National Institutes of Health-sponsored Rhode Island IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence. Continuation funding is expected through April 30, 2023.

The individual we seek will embody the teacher-scholar educational model and ultimately aspires to become a faculty member at a primarily undergraduate institution. In addition to teaching one course per semester, the successful applicant will perform research in synthetic organic chemistry under the direction of Seann P. Mulcahy.

Providence College is a selective, comprehensive liberal arts college in Providence, Rhode Island. The department offers ACS-accredited degrees in chemistry and is committed to excellence in engaged teaching and undergraduate research. The College is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body and to modeling an inclusive campus community where people of all backgrounds, cultures, identities, and perspectives can flourish. We are particularly interested in candidates with a commitment to mentoring and supporting students from underrepresented groups. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. More information on this position can be found here: https://web.uri.edu/riinbre/training/teaching-postdoc-fellowships/.

The successful applicant will perform research in synthetic organic chemistry on the asymmetric synthesis of atropisomeric -carboline heterocycles under the direction of Dr. Seann P. Mulcahy.

The candidate will help mentor undergraduate students performing research in the Mulcahy lab, will be responsible for the maintenance of instrumentation and equipment, and will be expected to publish and present their experimental work.

Teaching responsibilities may include introductory courses in chemistry (general and/or organic chemistry, including lab), as well as opportunities to teach chemistry courses that meet departmental or core curriculum needs. The candidate will teach one course per semester.

Candidates will also be expected to attend the chemistry/biochemistry seminar series and participate in other departmental events throughout the academic year.

A Ph.D. in chemistry from an accredited institution is required.

Applicants with research experience in asymmetric synthesis and transition metal catalysis are of particular interest.

Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate education, have strong oral and written communication skills, and be able to work collaboratively with undergraduate students and other faculty members.

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