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Open Opportunities in the Department of Chemistry

Open Positions:

Lab Safety and Compliance Coordinator

Exemption: Non-exempt

1 Year Fixed-Term

Note: The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

JOB PURPOSE:

The distinguished Hongjie Dai research laboratory at Stanford University is seeking to hire a highly motivated and detail-oriented laboratory safety and compliance officer.   The purpose of this role is to assist Professor Dai with implementing and monitoring safety changes he is making in the operation of his extensive laboratory operation in the Department of Chemistry to ensure that the changes are sustainable.  This individual will conduct daily lab walk throughs and look for safety violations; such as, incorrect animal care practices or incorrect chemical containment to name a couple of examples.  This individual will work closely with the Stanford University Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) research safety specialist assigned to the department, as well as with the Stanford University Laboratory Animal Care (APLAC) experts.  This role will have the authority of Professor Dai to direct researchers in his lab to take immediate action to rectify safety violations identified.  This individual would update and report all safety violations to Professor Dai including providing detailed reports of personnel involved and actions taken.

This position is part-time (50% FTE) with flexible working hours; and ideally, random timing for lab walk throughs.  There is the potential for this individual to also participate in the cutting edge research in the Dai group provided the main job responsibilities noted above are met and the individual wishes to increase their time commitment to this position. This is a new position and provided it leads to safe and sustainable lab operation, it could be continued.  Candidates with laboratory work experience and who are fluent in English and Mandarin are preferred.  Please submit both a resume and cover letter when applying for this position.

CORE DUTIES:

  • Plan approach to experiments in support of research projects in lab and/or field based on knowledge of scientific theory.
  • Independently conduct experiments; maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • Apply the theories and methods of a life science discipline to interpret and perform analyses of experiment results; offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with senior researcher.
  • Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and apply learnings to related research.
  • Contribute to publication of findings as needed. Participate in the preparation of written documents, including procedures, presentations, and proposals.
  • Help with general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed.
  • Assist with orientation and training of new staff or students on lab procedures or techniques.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • General understanding of scientific principles. Demonstrated performance to use knowledge and skills when needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply theoretical knowledge of science principals to problem solve work.
  • Ability to maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.
  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work.

Certifications and Licenses:

None

Please apply on the Stanford University Careers Website

Lecturer Position in Chemistry

Stanford University, Department of Chemistry

The Stanford Chemistry Department invites applications for a Ph.D.-level Lecturer position to begin autumn 2020 to join a team of Lecturers in the Department. The candidate should have a strong background in biochemistry, organic or general chemistry. This position is a full-time, 9-month, fixed-term, full-benefit appointment. The initial appointment is for 2 years, with reappointment terms of 3 years. Summer instruction positions are also available to provide for a 12-month salary. The teaching duties vary quarterly between instructing independent laboratories to co-instructing in an integrated lecture/laboratory course with a faculty member. The department is moving aggressively toward active learning, thus the ideal candidate will also be involved in developing and evaluating new active learning materials. In addition to instruction, the candidate will be responsible for evolving laboratory exercises, mentoring course teaching assistants, advising students, and participating in Department committees, as appropriate.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy (1 page), and three letters of recommendation addressing their teaching and/or administrative abilities.

All materials must be submitted electronically to Academic Jobs Online:  https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14838

Completed applications will be reviewed beginning December 16, 2019.  Email inquiries and questions may be directed to Amy Rutherford (amyruth@stanford.edu).

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and 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, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Kansas Department of Medicinal Chemistry which is a part of the School of Pharmacy is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow with experience in synthetic organic chemistry.  If interested, please contact Shyam Sathyamoorthi (ssathyam@stanford.edu or ssathyam@ku.edu).

Administrative Associate 3 

Stanford University seeks an Administrative Associate 3 for the Chemistry Department. Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000 which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and lifelong learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability to promote healthy and fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.

CORE DUTIES*:

  • Act on behalf of the supervisor, department manager, or chair in regards to establishing priorities and identifying and resolving problems that are administrative in nature.
  • Oversee and/or perform duties associated with scheduling, organizing, and operating complex conferences, seminars, and events, including arranging with vendors for services, overseeing the production and distribution of materials, administering logistics, and managing event within budget.
  • Compose and draft documents and correspondence for presentations, course handouts, grants, conferences, seminars, and reports; perform substantial editing and fact checking. Create, maintain, modify, and/or ensure accuracy of content in various unit documents, displays, reports, brochures, social media, and/or websites.
  • Plan and schedule calendar(s) with limited consultation, resolve calendaring conflicts, and arrange travel in compliance with unit, university, and sponsor policies.
  • Create complex reports and spreadsheets which may utilize specialized software and systems.
  • Oversee and/or process a variety of complex financial transactions; produce, monitor, and reconcile budget statements; research, identify, and resolve discrepancies. May assist with capital or special equipment requests and/or vendor selection.
  • Coordinate and monitor routine maintenance services completion.  Plan and coordinate office moves and/or minor renovation projects.
  • May lead staff or supervise day-to-day work of student and/or temporary workers, including scheduling, assigning, and prioritizing workloads, setting appropriate deadlines, reviewing work for quality and timeliness, and providing performance review input.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

Please apply on the Stanford University Careers website.