Outside Employment Opportunities

Faculty Positions

University of North Texas, Assistant Professor in Computational and Theoretical Chemistry.- Deadline December 1st

The Chemistry Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the broad area of Computational and Theoretical Chemistry.

I would appreciate your assistance in forwarding this email to any of your colleagues who might have students or postdoctoral scholars seeking a faculty position in computational/theoretical chemistry.  Applications may be submitted by visiting http://jobs.untsystem.edu and searching for posting number F310P, or by following this link.  You are also welcome to post or forward the attached flyer.

The new faculty member will have access to computing resources and collaborative opportunities through the Center for Advanced Scientific Modeling (CASCaM, http://cascam.unt.edu/), a multi-departmental group centered in the Chemistry Department which supports research, education, training, and outreach in computational science.

The University of North Texas (UNT) is a Carnegie R1 research university and a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution and Minority-Serving Institution, with a diverse population of over 40,000 students.  UNT is located in Denton, a cultural hot spot on the northern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country.  The UNT Chemistry Department is in a growth phase, having hired an endowed Welch Chair in Chemistry and three junior faculty in the past year, with plans to hire up to six additional tenure-track faculty over the next few years.  Our department has a strong culture of interdisciplinary collaboration, with specific strengths in computational chemistry, photochemistry, and materials chemistry.  New faculty will have access to our world-class High-Performance Computing infrastructure and will have opportunities to interface with growing emphasis areas in chemical biology and interdisciplinary energy science.

The UNT Chemistry Department is dedicated to creating a climate that values and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we welcome applications from people of color, women, and LGBTQ+ individuals.

New York University, Departments of Chemistry and Physics, Assistant or Associate Professor - Deadline December 15th

Departments of Chemistry and Physics
New York University

The Departments of Chemistry and Physics at New York University (NYU) invite applications for two tenure-track faculty positions as Simons Foundation Faculty Fellows in Computational Physical Chemistry, subject to administrative and budgetary approval. Broad areas of research involving computational and theoretical studies of physical phenomena in molecular sciences will be considered.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry, physics or related fields and demonstrate the potential to do pioneering research and teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The positions are anticipated to be in the Department of Chemistry at the Assistant or
Associate Professor level, with the possibility of a joint appointment with the NYU Department of Physics. The Department of Chemistry has developed a significant growth plan, which has resulted in the creation of the Molecular Design Institute, the Laboratory for Molecular Nanoscience, the Biomedical Chemistry Institute, and the ongoing initiative in Chemical Biology. The Department of Physics has a broad and distinguished program including the Center for Quantum Phenomena, the Center for Soft Matter Research and the Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics, with many opportunities for cross-cutting research with Chemistry. Faculty in both departments participate in significant interdisciplinary programs within the Washington Square campus and at NYU’s engineering and medical schools. Successful candidates will also have opportunities for engaging in scholarly activities at its overseas campuses in Shanghai and Abu Dhabi.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vita, a detailed description of research plans and interests, and a statement of teaching experience and interests. The application should include three letters of recommendation. Because diversity and inclusion are an important part of the NYU mission, candidates should include a paragraph in their cover letter indicating how diversity and inclusion figure into their past, present, and future teaching, research, and community engagement. (Additional information can be found here: http://as.nyu.edu/departments/facultydiversity/recruitment/diversity-statements.html).

The review of complete applications will begin on December 15, 2020. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2021. Please submit applications through the following link apply.interfolio.com/80953. Questions about this position can be sent by Email to: chemistry.search@nyu.edu

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read here: (http://as.nyu.edu/content/nyu-as/as/administrative-resources/office/dean/diversityinitiative.html). EOE/Affirmative Action/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity.

University of California, Berkeley Chemistry Lecturer - Deadline March 8th


Open date: March 11th, 2020

Last review date: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday, Mar 8, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.



University of California, Berkeley
Department of Chemistry
Lecturer Position in Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to work as lecturers in lieu of graduate student instructors (GSIs), should an opening arise, and to teach primarily in general and organic chemistry courses and other courses if needed. This includes grading, attending GSI meetings, holding office hours, and assisting with other duties as needed. The pool will remain in place for one year; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must reapply. Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed; some appointments may begin in summer 2020. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the Department. Positions may range from part time to full time. The basic qualification for this position is the completion of all bachelor’s degree, or equivalent international degree, requirements, or have degree candidate status at the time of application. A bachelor’s degree, or equivalent international degree, and authorization to work in the U.S. is required by date of hire. Experience in teaching chemistry is preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience. This position is in a represented bargaining unit.

Applications should be submitted electronically through our web-based system at: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02541

The posting will remain open until March 8, 2021 to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants. Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in July, for spring semester in December, and for summer in April. If you would like to remain in the pool after March 8, 2021, you will need to submit a new application.

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. See the review date specified in AP Recruit to learn whether the Department is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

Please direct questions to Katie Cisco, (kcisco@berkeley.edu).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching or other related activities.

The University of California, Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family, if applicable.


Berkeley, CA


More information about this recruitment: https://chemistry.berkeley.edu/


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)

APPLY HERE: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02541

Wayne State University, Assistant Professor in Analytical Chemistry, Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, and Biochemistry - Start date August 2021

The Department of Chemistry at Wayne State is a thriving research and teaching community, with roughly 150 Ph.D. trainees and 29 research-active faculty, and a diverse undergraduate population. The successful candidate will join a vibrant and productive faculty dedicated to teaching and research excellence and will benefit from the state-of-the-art facilities in the department, as well as collaborative opportunities throughout the main campus, with the medical school, and with local industry. Our campus lies in midtown Detroit, the cultural heart of the city, with museums, restaurants, and event venues easily accessed by foot or streetcar.

Interested candidates can find the job application (posting number 045247) at:

More information here

University of St. Thomas, Adjunct Chemistry Instructor

APPLY HERE: https://facultyemployment-stthomas.icims.com/jobs/4716/adjunct-chemistry-instructor/job


The University of St. Thomas Chemistry Department is hiring part-time instructors for laboratory courses in the area of General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry. Laboratory instructors work with a lead faculty member on the teaching of laboratory skills, key course concepts applied in a laboratory setting and the evaluation of fundamental scientific practice in the conext of the specific topics in chemistry.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our university mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.


We will consider candidates that have an advanced degree Chemistry or closely related field with a doctorate (Ph.D.) preferred in the related subdiscipline of the laboratory they will be teaching. We encourage graduate students with an ABD status to apply.


Candidates will be asked to copy/paste a cover letter into the application and submit a curriculum vitae with professional references. No references will be contacted without first getting the permission of the candidate.

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

St. Edward's University Department of Chemistry Adjunct Teaching Position

APPLY HERE: https://stedwards.applicantpro.com/jobs/854078.html.
Adjunct Teaching Position

Department of Chemistry

School of Natural Sciences

St. Edward’s University invites applications for an adjunct faculty appointment to teach one or more sections of chemistry lecture and/or lab courses. The Department of Chemistry routinely hires adjunct faculty to fill curricular needs on a part-time basis and maintains a pool of candidates for temporary part-time positions as the need arises. This position is continuously open and qualified persons will be selected to teach undergraduate courses/labs as the need arises. Appointments are usually made on a semester-by-semester basis. Positions are renewable, contingent upon need and performance.


Continuing need: Teaching one or more sections of chemistry lecture and/or lab lower division courses in analytical, general and organic chemistry. Laboratory courses typically run between 2PM and 8PM in three-hour intervals. Availability for both afternoon and evening labs is preferred. Lectures vary in time but are mostly taught during the day.


Ph.D. in chemistry required. Prior teaching experience is preferred. The department is committed to broadening the participation of under-represented groups in STEM fields. We seek candidates interested in promoting meaningful interactions between students and faculty that help our majors develop both knowledge and confidence in the professional practice of science regardless of their background or outgoing career trajectory. Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check is required.


The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants are invited to complete an on-line application at www.stedwards.applicantpro.com. Please include an application letter of interest, vita, unofficial copies of transcripts (both undergraduate and graduate level), and full contact details of three references.  St. Edward’s University is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women and minorities to apply to our vacancies and hires only U.S. citizens and documented workers.


St. Edward’s University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward’s University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of 3700 undergraduate and 500 graduate students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward’s University is a Minority Serving Institution, serving a diverse community that welcomes faculty and students from all backgrounds, as engagement with various perspectives prepares our students to be involved and equipped for life in a global society. St. Edward’s emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, engaged learning, and exciting research opportunities. Within the last decade, the School of Natural Sciences has brought more than 110,000 square feet of instructional and laboratory space online at its beautiful hilltop location just south of downtown Austin. St. Edward’s also recently acquired the Creative Research Center at Wild Basin, where faculty, staff, volunteers, and the public have direct access to a 227-acre natural preserve, a small piece of and gateway to the 30,000+ acre Balcones Canyonland Preserve. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Chemistry, a B.S. degree in Biochemistry, a B.S. degree in Forensic Chemistry, and a B.S. degree in Environmental Chemistry.https://www.stedwards.edu/human-resources/benefits-summary.

Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, Faculty Positions in Chemistry

Apply Online Here

Job Categories
Adjunct/Visiting Prof
Assistant Professor
Associate Professor

Academic Fields
Chemistry – Physical
Chemistry – Organic
Chemistry – Medicinal
Chemistry – Inorganic
Chemistry – Biochemistry
Chemistry – Analytical
Chemistry – General
Sciences – General

IIT Gandhinagar (IITGN) invites applications for faculty positions in all areas of Chemistry. Candidates in the areas of Theoretical Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Material Chemistry, Main Group Chemistry and Catalysis, and scholars whose work is interdisciplinary are especially encouraged to apply. IITGN is looking for applicants with a passion for teaching and demonstrated excellence in research. Successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses, conduct independent research in their fields of expertise and contribute to Institute service.

IIT Gandhinagar has embarked on an ambitious journey to become the best educational institute in India and among the best in the world. The institute promotes critical thinking and encourages innovations. We have experimented with numerous ideas in curriculum, student affairs, faculty recruitment, and faculty management. Interdisciplinarity and diversity are our DNA. Our faculty members graduated from world’s leading institutes and 80% have overseas degree or post doc experience. We are currently home to 6 Ramanujam Fellows, 9 INSPIRE Fellows, and 2 Ramalingaswami Fellows.

-Attractive start-up grants (with no upper limit restrictions)
-Separate budget for procuring high-end research infrastructure
-Faculty excellence awards for exceptional research, teaching, outreach, and institute service
-Schemes to attract top-quality PhD students (higher scholarship and early offers)
-Generous travel support for faculty and students
-Institute funded postdoctoral fellows for research productive faculty
-Liberal international conference support for PhD students
-Fully-funded opportunities for PhD students to spend a semester in an overseas university for research

-World class faculty from renowed institutes such as MIT, CMU, Cornell, UIUC, etc
-Faculty from 18 states in India
-20% women faculty members
-Opportunity for multi disciplinary appointments
-Can teach and guide students in any discipline

-Award-winning curriculum
-Project-based learning, creativity and entrepreneurship encouraged
-Emphasis on design, humanities, and life sciences promote out-of-the-box and non-linear thinking
-40% of UG and 77% of PhD students receive international exposure

-Modern, world-class, riverfront campus
-Spacious on-campus housing for faculty
-On-site daycare center
-Green campus with clean air
-Excellent connectivity via air, road and rail. The Institute is about 30 minutes from the Ahmedabad international airport
-Located near Ahmedabad, one of India’s safest cities and the only UNESCO designated world heritage city in India
-Close proximity of one of India’s leading industrial hubs and prestigious educational institutes, including Physical Research Laboratory, IIM Ahmedabad, National Institute of Design, ISRO Space Applications Centre, etc.

Rolling recruitment. Applications are accepted throughout the year.


General queries: faculty.recruitment@iitgn.ac.in
Discipline related queries: chemistry@iitgn.ac.in

Postdoc Positions

None at this time, check back again soon!

Fellowship and Internship Opportunities

Interdisciplinary Training, Education and Research in Food-Energy-Water Systems graduate traineeship program - Deadline January 15th

Interested in food, energy or water systems and sustainability issues? Consider applying for the new Interdisciplinary Training, Education and Research in Food-Energy-Water Systems (InTERFEWS) graduate traineeship program created to integrate Food-Energy-Water (FEW) education using a systems-based approach that cuts across disciplines, departments and colleges. InTERFEWS is currently accepting CSU PhD candidates to join the fall 2021 semester, with priority given to those entering the 1st or 2nd semester of their PhD program (those beyond their 3rd semester are not eligible).



The InTERFEWS program equips students with 21st century career skills, preparing graduates to solve complex problems by bringing together doctoral students from traditionally disparate disciplines to conduct research on key problems in the FEW nexus with a focus on water-scarce, arid regions. The program includes four components:

  1. Curriculum – Two newly developed InTERFEWS courses as well as communication and elective courses that specifically address FEWS issues
  2. Research – Activities are focused on sustainable technological, infrastructural, policy, and institutional FEWS innovations
  3. Professional Development – Activities include transdisciplinary problem solving and communications training
  4. Apprenticeships – Trainees will participate in an apprenticeship with our partners including local and national companies, NGOs and government agencies

Both funded and unfunded traineeships are available. Funded trainees receive a stipend ($34k annually) and tuition coverage for two years, while unfunded trainees will receive a tuition premium (if needed). Additionally, all trainees will have access to travel and supply funds, as well as office space.


Application Deadline (FA2021): Applications due by January 15, 2021, by 5pm.

Apply Here: https://erams.com/interfews/application/


Should you have additional questions please contact us at: interfews@colostate.edu

We look forward to hearing from you!


InTERFEWS NRT Program | Colorado State University

Interdisciplinary Training, Education & Research in FoodEnergyWater Systems



San Diego State University MHIRT Program - Deadline February 1st, 2021

SDSU MHIRT is a research training grant program funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (National Institutes of Health). We offer international training experiences to students from health disparity backgrounds with the goal of encouraging such students to pursue careers in biomedical, public health, and behavioral health research.

Flyer with more information here: mhirt_flyer2021.

Undergraduate Opportunities

Gerstner Sloan Kettering PhD Program in Cancer Biology - Deadline December 1st

At the Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School, we are committed to training a new generation of scientists who will advance the frontiers of biomedical knowledge. Established in 2006, our graduate school provides an interactive environment in which PhD students get the full benefit of the close integration of basic science and clinical research for which Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is known. Our program offers students a wide range of learning and research opportunities with our internationally renowned faculty in a highly innovative and collegial scientific environment.

Please visit our website to find out more about us. I would also appreciate it if you would forward the attached information to those students who are considering careers in the biomedical sciences.

This year, we will be hosting virtual information sessions providing information on our PhD program, guidance on how to apply to our graduate school, and a Q&A session with prospective applicants. Our first session will be hosted on Tuesday, September 22 at 5:30 PM. You can register for an upcoming session here.


ACS International Research Experiences for Students Program - Deadline December 15th

On behalf of the American Chemical Society Global Outreach Team, it is my pleasure to announce the opening of the application window for the 2021 International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program.

The ACS IRES program is seeking applications from qualified U.S. undergraduate students to explore chemistry and chemical engineering lab research in an international setting. ACS has partnered with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to place U.S. students at German research labs from May-August 2021 (final research dates are determined between selected students at the host lab). This is a unique research opportunity for U.S. undergraduate sciences students to experience international research cooperation at its heart and developing their cross-cultural communication skills-a critical professional skill for researchers.

Selected students will receive a generous per diem stipend, housing allowance, round-trip economy class airfare to/from Germany, and health insurance while abroad. Additionally, students will participate (and receive financial support to attend) in the 2021 DAAD Heidelberg Forum and the 2022 ACS Spring Meeting in San Diego, California. A full list of program details, including financial allowances, eligibility and application instructions can be found here. This program is generously supported through the NSF Office of International Science & Engineering.

Uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 continues to challenge scientific and educational communities worldwide. Please note, while we fully intend to administer the 2021 ACS IRES program, the program is subject to change, including cancellation, if deemed necessary by relevant health authorities in the United States or Germany.

The application deadline is December 15, 2020. Students should visit www.acs.org/ires to learn more and apply. Please submit any questions to ires@acs.org.

NSF Robert Noyce Scholarship Program - Deadline March 5th

University at Buffalo, Chemistry Research Experience for Undergraduates

Faculty Grant and Funding Opportunities

None at this time, check back again soon!

Other Career Opportunities

FMC Agricultural Solutions synthetic organic chemist

R&D Process Chemist


FMC Agricultural Solutions is an R&D-based business, dependent upon the introduction of new products to deliver a competitive advantage in the agrochemical industry. Our business has a robust pipeline of new products that anticipate our customers’ needs and contribute to their long-term prosperity while advancing agriculture. The Process Development organization employs process chemists and process engineers to achieve its mission to develop the technology necessary to commercialize new agricultural active ingredients.

FMC Agricultural Solutions has an opening for a synthetic organic chemist at their global research center in Newark, Delaware.  The successful candidate will conduct a hands-on laboratory-based program to design and develop synthetic routes for commercial manufacturing processes as part of an interdisciplinary team of process chemists, analytical chemists and chemical engineers. The role includes support of all phases of process development, with responsibility from early stage to commercial launch.


Establish research goals and objectives and manage an independent technical segment of an overall development project. Develop an understanding of corporate, business and functional needs so as to align their work with overall strategies and objectives. Adhere to required and approved safety procedures. The successful candidate will develop process concepts and cost analyses for chemical synthetic routes/manufacturing processes, design and conduct a hands-on laboratory-based program to demonstrate commercial process feasibility and to establish essential chemistry/engineering parameters, develop basic data, define operating conditions and critical limits, and establish safety and quality parameters for the commercial process from Discovery through scale up. Document and transfer technology, direct research activities at CRO’s, support campaigns at internal and external partners, and participate in the pre-campaign planning and start-up of commercial operations.

Required Education:

  • D. in Organic Chemistry with strong background in synthetic organic chemistry.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Solid knowledge of classical and modern synthetic methods as well as modern tools in chemical research
  • Experience with multi-step synthesis or methodology
  • Experience in effectively mentoring other team members
  • Strong ability to work in a cross disciplinary international team environment with strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in working in a dynamic, timeline driven environment, strong track record of delivering high quality results that meet or exceed expectations
  • Ability to travel to national and international sites may be required (less than 10%).
  • Flexible work schedules to accommodate work performed in different geographies required


To apply, please use the link below:


Research Associate Oligonucleotide Chemistry and Biochemistry

Research Associate Oligonucleotide Chemistry and Biochemistry

(Temporary hire, 12 months)
Boulder, Colorado

Job Description:

Agilent Laboratories, which strives to power the growth of biotechnology horizons for our commercial entity, Agilent Technologies, through breakthrough science and technology is seeking a research associate to work with a team developing and scaling novel chemistries for RNA synthesis, purification, and modification. Key responsibilities will be helping to develop novel methods for the production and purification of synthetic RNA and chemically modified synthetic RNA using automated solid-phase synthesis techniques. Other responsibilities may include, chemical synthesis, sample preparation, data acquisition, and data analysis of synthetic oligonucleotides by high resolution mass spectrometry. Detailed recordkeeping of all steps in the workflow is imperative. You will be pushing the state of the art for the development of RNA technologies to satisfy the emerging demand for biologically and therapeutically relevant RNA molecules; especially long synthetic RNA of greater than 100 nucleotides in length. You will be responsible for ordering, maintaining, and monitoring an inventory of chemical reagents, as well as maintenance and monitoring of the hardware components used for the synthesis, purification and analysis of the RNA products.

Agilent is the premier laboratory partner for a better world. We provide instruments, reagents and consumables, software and applications expertise to life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide. You can learn more about Agilent, the markets it serves and Agilent Laboratories at http://www.agilent.com/about/companyinfo/index.html.

Required Qualifications:

– MS/MA or PhD in Chemistry or Biochemistry, or equivalent.
– 2+ years’ experience synthetic organic and/or analytical chemistry.
– Experience with HPLC purification techniques
– Experience with High Resolution Mass Spectrometry.
– Practiced in the techniques of a modern chemistry and biochemistry laboratory.
– Ability to work independently and to execute and troubleshoot new methods.
– Excellent time management, record keeping, teamwork and communication skills.
– Computer literacy including proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Desired Qualifications

– Experience in solid-phase oligonucleotide synthesis, using and trouble-shooting automated solidphase synthesizers and optimizing synthetic protocols and reaction schemas.
– Experience in the optimization of purification protocols for oligonucleotides (RNA and DNA) via HPLC.
– Experience with Agilent Mass Hunter software for data acquisition and analysis
– Hands-on experience manipulating and synthesizing RNA in an R&D environment and practiced in anhydrous and RNAse-free lab techniques.

The State of Wyoming, Forensic Specialist

This family of positions includes those individuals responsible for handling the physical evidence of a crime in a laboratory setting for agencies of the State of Wyoming. Under general supervision, these positions are responsible for performing specific forensic examinations in support of ongoing criminal investigations, creating written reports outlining those examinations, and presenting the results in court as necessary.  These positions may have some input into setting a budget and ensuring project goals are achieved.

Human Resource Contact: Tara Gross 307-777-7893 tara.gross2@wyo.gov or Allison Moore 307-777-7130 allison.moore1@wyo.gov

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:   The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

  • Performs examinations on evidence leading to forensic conclusions for use in legal proceedings in all types of cases.
  • Prepares written reports of forensic analysis and conclusions for use in legal proceedings.
  • Examination, identification, and comparison of evidence and/or investigation of various types of crimes.
  • Conducts routine examination and/or investigation under direct supervision;
  • Demonstrates effective use of case management to meet the case and/or court deadlines.
  • May provide expert forensic guidance and advice to judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys to prepare exploratory questions for witnesses.
  • Provides testimony in legal proceedings
  • May participate in quality control and quality assurance checks on chemicals, standards, and quality affecting materials used in the respective unit.
  • Perform technical and/or administrative review on reports generated by other Unit personnel.  May perform technical review and confirmation of identifications and associations on reports in multiple sub-disciplines
  • May testify as an expert witness.
  • Conduct field crime scene work to gather and analyze evidence.


Preference to candidates with a degree in Chemistry or Toxicology plus 0-2 years of progressive work experience in a forensic laboratory.
Preference to candidates with successful completion of competency testing in the scope of practice as required by the laboratory’s accreditation standards.


  • Knowledge of the general theory and application of chemistry and/or biological Science
  • Knowledge of forensic laboratory analysis technique and applications
  • Knowledge of methods, procedures, equipment, and materials used in a controlled substance or biological analysis and their limitations
  • Knowledge of operating laboratory instrumentation
  • Knowledge of criminal law.
  • Knowledge of the theory and application of forensic sciences, statistics, and evidence preservation processes relates to modern forensic laboratory techniques, practices, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of research or investigative techniques and controls, which limit or expand the significance of the findings.
  • Knowledge of the impact of work and testing performed in compliance with accreditation and state/federal regulations.
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety procedures, with emphasis on those procedures associated with the handling of biohazardous materials.
  • Skill in laboratory techniques
  • Skill in explaining scientific procedures and results to a layperson in understandable terms
  • Skill in recording and maintaining detailed records
  • Skill in maintaining confidentiality in all aspects of work
  • Skill in maintaining a good rapport with criminal justice personnel and fellow employees
  • Skill in working with others to achieve common goals


Bachelor’s Degree (typically in Science)

0-2 years of progressive work experience in (Forensic Crime) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Forensic Evidence Technician



Education & Experience Substitution:
3-5 years of progressive work experience in (Forensic Crime) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Forensic Evidence Technician
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Necessary Special Requirements


  • Subject to being on-call 24/7 for the response to field crime scenes.


APPLY HEREhttps://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wyoming/jobs/2870049/psfc08-13229-forensic-specialist-cheyenne?department[0]=015-Div.%20of%20Criminal%20Investigation-Crime%20Laboratory&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Workshop Opportunities

Upcoming Workshops/Symposiums

2021 Front-Range Inorganic Colloquium - Deadline December 1st

January 6 | 9am-1pm MT

January 7 | 9am-Noon MT

Apply to Speak and/or Register for free on the FRIC 2021 Website.

All sessions will be presented remotely via Zoom.

Flyer with more information can be found here. 

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) Summer Faculty Research Program - Deadline December 14th

The ONR Summer Faculty Research Program is accepting applications for 2021. ONR sponsors the Summer Faculty Research Program for U.S. citizens who hold teaching or research appointments at U.S. colleges and universities. This program provides an opportunity for faculty members to participate in research of mutual interest to the faculty member and professional peers at U.S. Navy Laboratories.

The Summer Faculty Research Program awards qualified faculty from Majority and Minority Serving Institutions (MI’s) – (HBCU’s, TCU’s, HSI’s) – the opportunity to conduct research for 10-weeks at one of 20 participating ONR facilities. A travel and housing allowance and competitive stipend are provided for awardees. All work must be completed on site at the sponsoring U.S. Navy Laboratory.

The application deadline is December 14, 2020 for the 2021 award year.  For more information visit http://onroutreach-summer-faculty-research-sabbatical.com.

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