Career Pathways

Employment for chemical professionals are divided into five main sectors: industry; government; academia; non-profit; and entrepreneurship.

Building Careers with Departmental Research & Teaching Positions

Assistantships and Part-time Lectureships are available to M.S. and upper level B.S. Chemistry students. 

M.S. in Chemistry incoming and current students are encouraged to apply to these part-time positions, which can be found on the Rutgers HR website. Please indicate the anticipated date of degree on your C.V. Interviews typically occur in the months of April – June.

 

Positions

Part-time Research Laboratory Assistant

Duties:

  • Complete an independent research project under the guidance and direction of the project’s Principal Investigator
  • Maintain laboratory equipment related to the project (i.e., GC-MS, sequencers, CE, AFM, etc.)
  • Follow or generate standard operating laboratory procedures
  • Perform scientific data analysis
  • Prepare reports or publications
  • Attend national scientific and technical meetings and present findings

Part-time Lecturer: Chemical Principles Laboratory

Duties:

  • Under the guidance and direction of the Undergraduate Director, teach a 3 hour laboratory course on Chemical Principles
  • Assist students during lab exercises, as needed
  • Assist in chemical waste management
  • Prepare and set-up the lab stations each week and maintain laboratory organization and cleanliness
  • Attend weekly review session with Undergraduate Director
  • Grade laboratory assignments and reports according to the rubric provided by the Undergraduate Director of Chemistry

Part-time Lecturer: Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Duties:

  • Under the guidance and direction of the Undergraduate Director, teach a 3 hour laboratory course on Organic Chemistry
  • Assist students during lab exercises, as needed
  • Assist in chemical waste management
  • Prepare and set-up the lab stations each week and maintain laboratory organization and cleanliness
  • Attend weekly review session with Undergraduate Director
  • Grade laboratory assignments and reports according to the rubric provided by the Undergraduate Director of Chemistry

Part-time Reagent or Course Assistant

Duties:

  • Prepare the reagents for the Chemical Principles and Organic Chemistry Laboratories
  • Clean glassware and maintain cleanliness of the laboratory
  • Assist with the preparation of laboratory exercises prior to class
  • Assist with data processing or chemical inventory, if needed¬†