Friday, August 13, 2021

Job posting: Director, Synthesis and Catalysis Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

From the inbox, this position: 
We are seeking a PhD-level Scientist to direct a newly formed Synthesis and Catalysis Center (“SynCat”) in the UW-Madison Department of Chemistry. SynCat will house equipment and instrumentation to support research between the synthesis and catalysis groups in the department of chemistry and industrial collaborators. The SynCat director will serve as the operational and logistic liaison for joint projects between UW-Madison researchers (faculty/students/postdocs) and industry collaborators, with opportunities to play a leadership role in collaborative research projects.

Duties include operation and maintenance of shared equipment to support this collaborative research, development of standard operating procedures for SynCat equipment, and training graduate, postdoctoral, and undergraduate researchers who use the equipment. The SynCat director will oversee an operation budget for the center and will oversee the establishment and collection of fees for use of SynCat instruments. The SynCat director will also contribute to the preparation of manuscript and grant proposals and completing progress reports and presentations for relevant funding agencies. 

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Organic, Inorganic, or Organometallic Chemistry with research expertise in homogeneous catalysis and/or synthetic organic chemistry, have diverse analytical skills for the identification of organic compounds (NMR, HPLC, LCMS, etc.) and/or experience with operation and maintenance of high-throughput experimentation equipment. The candidate should be familiar with standard synthetic organic and organometallic reaction methodology, including handling of air-sensitive reagents and synthetic chemistry instrumentation such as glove boxes, vacuum systems, and high-pressure gas reactors. Essential skills and attributes of the candidate include strong technical writing, organization and time management, attention to detail, interpersonal, and communication skills. Familiarity with high-throughput experimentation, and experience with grant writing is desired. 
Full ad here. Best wishes to those interested. 

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