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 incoming M.S. and upper level B.S. Chemistry students. 

M.S. in Chemistry applicants are automatically considered for these positions upon receipt of their application and need not apply under separate cover. Interviews typically occur in the months of April – June. To be considered for these positions, M.S. applications should be submitted by March 1st.

 

Open Positions

Full-time Graduate 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
  • Under the guidance and direction of the Undergraduate Director, teach two 3 hour introductory laboratory courses
  • 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 Research 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 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¬†