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Associate Scientist - Organic & Process Chemistry


Associate Scientist - Organic & Process Chemistry

Provivi Overview

Provivi, Inc. based in Santa Monica, California is a Caltech start-up company that was founded in 2013 by Professor Frances Arnold, Pedro Coelho and Peter Meinhold. Our mission is to provide disruptive chemistry solutions for agricultural, household, and professional pest control that are safe, environmentally benign and have improved performance. We are developing innovative biocatalysis and fermentation technology to produce these products and are seeking to hire the best and the brightest minds so that we can together achieve these goals.

Role Description

As a member of the Provivi’s R&D team, you will be responsible for contributing to the planning of synthetic routes, the execution and delivery of chemical synthesis projects. This will include the preparation, purification and characterization of all materials, maintaining clear and current records of their work within a laboratory notebook and performing all applicable analytical work. Strong technical, organizational, and communication skills, as well as the ability to develop creative solutions to challenging problems, are essential.

Responsibilities Include

  • Plan and conduct innovative research of commercial and strategic importance to support business objectives including:
    • Organic syntheses.
    • Catalytic reactions with associated optimization and feedstock pretreatment studies.
    • Scale-up of developed processes to the kilogram level
  • Actively demonstrate positive safety behaviors and practices.
  • Thorough documentation of experimental procedures, writing of reports and technical documents.
  • Must maintain a high level of productivity in the laboratory setting. Demonstrate the ability to resolve key project hurdles and assumptions by effectively utilizing available information and technical expertise.
  • Anticipate needs and communicate consumable/equipment requirements.
  • Ensure scientific equipments are maintained in good working order; troubleshoot and perform minor repairs as needed.
  • Write standard operating procedures (SOP) and reports for internal and external use.
  • Remains current with the relevant chemistry literature and champions the implementation of new technology. Collaborates and prepares internal research reports, invention disclosures, and technical presentation.
  • Review data for technical content and regulatory compliance.

Qualifications & Skills Include

  • Desired Education/Experience:
    • At least B.S. or M.S. in chemistry or equivalent.
    • 1-3 years of industrial or academic experience with hands-on experience in synthetic organic chemistry and a good understanding of analytical chemistry.
  • Skills:
  • Experience as a synthetic organic or process development chemist in an industry laboratory is preferred with good understanding of synthetic organic chemistry, organometallic catalysis, analytical chemistry, and chemical engineering principles.
  • Knowledge of unit operations used in manufacturing, especially industrial relevant purification methods such as distillation and crystallization.
  • Candidates must possess a strong background in the theory and practice of synthetic organic chemistry, possess excellent problem solving skills and demonstrate a thorough understanding of synthetic methods and reaction mechanisms.
  • Must be able to independently prioritize own work assignments, and consistently demonstrate the ability to perform assigned tasks through rigorous data collection and applying analytical tests and instrumentation in the laboratory.
  • Must have expertise in the purification and characterization of organic compounds using applicable modern techniques.
  • Must be skilled in operation of chromatographic data acquisition and processing software packages such as Agilent ChemStation, MS Excel and other software tools for data reduction and presentation.
  • Excellent written, reporting, and verbal communication skills o Must be hard working and be able to deliver results under tight deadlines
  • Good interpersonal skills and well-developed oral and written communication skills to build strong internal and external relationships. o Must be flexible, able to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must be highly-motivated and capable of working independently while also possessing exceptional communication and teamwork skills.



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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Opening - University of Missouri


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Opening

Department of Chemistry

University of Missouri – Kansas City

The Chemical Theory and Analysis Division in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City invites applications for a tenure track Assistant professor in the area of physical, analytical, environmental, or materials chemistry to start August 2016.  A Ph.D. in chemistry or an allied discipline is required, and postdoctoral or comparable research experience is preferred.  The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program and to provide effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Review of applications begins upon receipt or January 4 and continues until the position is filled.  Applications are only accepted online at Please combine all application materials (cover letter, full curriculum vitae, research plans, and a statement of teaching philosophy) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as your resume attachment.  Limit document name to 500 characters.  Maximum size limit is 11MB.  Do not include special characters (e.g.,/,&,%, etc.).  Arrange for three official letters of reference to be set to: Chair, Search Committee via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

Or truncated EEO statement:

UMKC is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.  Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  The UMKC recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community.  To this end, UMKC is committed to recruiting and retaining faculty, students and staff who will further enrich our campus diversity and to making every attempt to support their academic, professional and personal success. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor – Human Resources at 816-235-1621.  To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Affirmative Action at 816-235-1323.


Tenure Faculty Position - National Taiwan University


Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of National Taiwan University college of Medicine


National Taiwan University College of Medicine in Taipei is seeking to fill one tenured or tenure-track faculty position in the Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree with a minimum of one year postdoctoral research experience in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology or metabolism. Candidates are expected to have an outstanding record of research accomplishments, to establish a strong and independent research program and to teach effectively at all levels.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit:

  1. Curriculum vitae including educational history, teaching and research experience, honors and awards received, and a statement of research achievements.
  2. Three letters of recommendation (recommenders can send their recommendation letters directly to the following address before the application deadline).
  3. Research and teaching proposals.
  4. A list of all publication
  5. Hard copies of 1-4 representative research papers published after Aug 1, 2011
  6. PDF files of published papers (up to 12 publications)

Application Deadline: Dec. 15, 2015


Application materials should be mailed to:

Faculty Search Committee

Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,

National Taiwan University College of Medicine,

R907, No. 1, Jen-Ai   Road, First Section,

Taipei 10051, Taiwan

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone:886-2-23123456 Ext 88227

Ohio State - Assistant Professor

Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry

Position: Materials Inorganic Synthesis/Analytical Characterization

Rank: Assistant Professor


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at Ohio State University seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in one of these two areas: Inorganic Materials Synthesis or Materials Characterization to begin Autumn Semester 2016.  This position is partially funded by Ohio State’s Discovery Themes Initiative, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact.


A Ph.D. in inorganic, analytical or related fields are required.  Candidates with research interests in the synthesis of materials based on organometallic, bioinorganic and main group chemistry are encouraged to apply.  In the area of Analytical Characterization, candidates with research interest in the development and application of state-of-the-art characterization techniques that can advance Ohio State’s commitment in materials/measurement science are encouraged to apply.  Demonstrated excellence in innovative research and a strong commitment to teaching re essential.  Priority will be given to those candidates whose research interest complement those of existing faculty.  Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus

The OSU campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio.  Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million.  The area offers a wide range of affordable house, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries (see Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine.  Additional information about the Columbus area is available at

Application Instructions:

Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: Complete applications will include the curriculum vitae including publication list, a summary of past research accomplishments, a statement of teaching and research interests, and three letters of recommendation.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but application review begins October 15, 2015.  For further information, contact: Materials/Characterization Faculty Search Committee, c/o Susan Krumm, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential.  We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies.  We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer.  All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Instructor - Kansas St. University

The Department of Chemistry ( invites applications for a position at the rank of Instructor to begin in August 2016. An M.S. in chemistry or chemical education is required; a Ph.D. degree is desirable. This is a regular position with opportunities for promotion in rank. The successful candidate will be expected to excel in teaching to a diverse population in our first-year courses. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests. Also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Dr. Yasmin Patell (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), Department of Chemistry, 213 CBC Building, 1212 Mid-Campus Dr North, Kansas State University, Manhattan KS 66506. Screening of applications will begin on 10/31/2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. In accordance with Board of Regents policy, a background check will be required for the successful candidate.