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November 13, 2019:  Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI

The University of Michigan Institutional Research & Academic Career Development (IRACDA) program provides 3-4 postdoctoral positions for recent PhD graduates. The goals of the program are to enhance both research and teaching skills by providing mentoring in the lab and the classroom.  Applications for 2020 start dates will open December 1, 2019 and be accepted until January 27, 2020.  More information is available at, or by contacting the program directors listed below.

Susan Brooks, PhD, Molecular & Integrative Physiology,

David Sept, PhD, Biomedical Engineering,

September 30, 2019:  Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry, Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, LA

Teach undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses in chemistry; direct/supervise graduate and undergraduate students; participate in University service, including committee activities, supervision of teaching/research assistants and student advising. Maintain professional standards and level of competence.  Maintain a strong, well-funded, widely recognized research program publish results in appropriate journals or other media.

September 30, 2019: Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry, California State Polytechnic University – Pomona, CA

The faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate lectures and laboratory classes in Organic Chemistry.  The position requires excellence in teaching and advising, research and scholarly achievements, and a commitment to service to the University.  Applicants whose work demonstrates a commitment to inclusive excellence and diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

September 17, 2019: Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Delaware – Newark, DE

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware ( in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks a Tenure Track Assistant Professor with a concentration in Inorganic Chemistry, broadly defined. We encourage applications from highly creative individuals that seek to establish an externally funded, vibrant research program focused on the synthesis and/or study of inorganic complexes or materials. Individuals pursuing research that include aspects of organometallic chemistry, or who plan to work at the interface of inorganic and biological chemistry are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a PhD in chemistry or a related field, a distinguished record of scholarship and research accomplishment, and the potential for excellence in teaching of inorganic chemistry related courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the successful candidate will benefit from a highly supportive and collaborative environment that supports a wide array of cutting-edge Core Facilities, and sports several dynamic research centers that are focused on driving advancements in fields such as chemical catalysis, energy innovation, materials design, drug discovery and biopharmaceutical development, and data science, among many others.

TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, description of initial research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for three references at For additional information, please contact Ms. Susan Cheadle at:

August 2, 2019: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Colorado School of Mines  Golden, CO

Job Description: Post-doctoral researcher sought for full-time position at the Colorado School of Mines, in collaboration with our research sponsor. The project would focus on molten salt and materials chemistry of uranium, zirconium and lithium. Electrochemistry, materials science, molten salt and/or glovebox experience preferred. Ph.D. Required. Our group has a demonstrated history of exciting research in areas of nuclear security, materials management and fundamental f-element science. Publications can be found here: and more information on the group can be found here:

Responsibilities include: designing experiments and process flow; examination of solution effects in plating chemistry using electrochemical and spectroscopic methods electroplating; material characterization through SEM and other forms of microscopy, preparing biweekly progress update presentations and quarterly updates to research sponsor; collaborating effectively with sponsor partners through sample exchange, co-development of processes, and materials characterization; providing mentorship to a graduate student and undergraduate student on the project; maintaining excellent lab safety and a diverse, accepting work environment; and assisting our Assistant Research Professorwith research group management (total of 10 graduate students, 1 undergraduate student, 1 technician).

How to Apply: Applications should email Professor Shafer ( with a CV, references and cover letter describing relevant skills and availability date (required). Desired start date is October 1, 2019, but flexibility exists regarding this. References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.

Total Rewards: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with project budget availability and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming.

About us: The Colorado School of Mines is located in picturesque Golden, in the foothills of the Rockies, 15 miles west of Denver and 20 miles south of Boulder. The Shafer Research Group focuses on both the fundamental and applied aspects of actinide science and related technologies. Dr. Shafer’s group is a high-quality, well-funded research program ($750,000 in annual research awards) with support from DTRA, DOE-NNSA, DOE-SC, DHS, and NSF. The research group is highly interdisciplinary and matriculates’ students with both Applied Chemistry and Nuclear Engineering graduate degrees.

Application close date: Open until filled

November 2, 2018: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, IBS Center for Genomic Integrity  Ulsan, South Korea

The Center for Genomic Integrity (CGI) of Institute of Basic Science (IBS) at UNIST in Ulsan, Korea invites applications for post-doctoral research associates. The successful applicant will conduct research in the Chemical and Cancer Biology Branch (CCBB). CGI-IBS is a recently established research center belonging to IBS, a national research institute to enable top notch basic science research of Korea, and aims to be one of the leading institutes in the world in the area of DNA repair and genomic integrity.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to perform active research in one of the following sections, which share one big laboratory, resources and a collaborative spirit. Molecular Cancer Research Section (PI: Kei-ichi Takata): DNA double strand break repair, DNA mutations in cancer cells, DNA polymerase theta (POLQ), DNA helicase HELQ. DNA Damage Repair Section (PI: Jung Eun Yeo): Molecular mechanisms of nucleotide excision repair, Canonical and non-canonical roles of the Fanconi anemia pathway. Cancer Therapeutics Mechanism Section (PI: Orlando D. Schärer): DNA interstrand crosslink formation and repair, connections of DNA repair pathways with cancer therapy. We offer significant resources to conduct research, state of the art facilities, core and technical support and an intellectually stimulating and highly interactive environment. Our research is intrinsically interdisciplinary and employs biochemistry, molecular, structural, cellular and cancer biology, as well as organic chemistry. For more information please consult the CCBB website (

- Ph. D. in biochemistry, cell biology, organic chemistry or related fields.
- Strong record of productive and creative research demonstrated by publications in peerreviewed
journals and presentations at scientific conferences.
- Highly motivated to conduct top level research.

Appointment and Benefits:
The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of extension of up to a total of five years. We offer competitive salary and on campus housing and relocation help is available. All classes at UNIST are conducted in English and our campus has many international researchers. Ulsan is a thriving city located between the ocean and mountains and is conveniently located to explore Korea and Asia.

How to Apply: 
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references in a single pdf file to Orlando Schärer at: