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Open Opportunities in the Department of Chemistry

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Open Positions:

Life Science Research Professional I

The Dassama Laboratory at Stanford Chemistry and ChEM-H Institute is looking to hire a highly motivated and percipient research associate. In this role, you will perform experiments as part of the start-up team working on cutting edge research related to bacterial multidrug resistance mitigation. You will assist the principal investigator and research team in the conduction of bench-level experiments that include bacterial and mammalian cell culture, and protein production and characterization. The successful candidate will be capable of contributing to experimental design, independently analyzing and presenting data, and revising and optimizing research protocols. Ideal candidates will have at least a bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, or a related field, will have experience working independently in a research lab, and will be well versed in basic biochemical, molecular biology, and microbiology techniques. Excellent communication (written and verbal), time management, and organization skills are highly desired. This is an 12-month fixed term position.  Please submit both a resume and cover letter when applying for this position.

Please apply on the Stanford University Careers website.


The Stanford Chemistry Department invites applications for a Ph.D.-level Lecturer position to begin autumn 2019 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:

Completed applications will be reviewed beginning December 15, 2018.  Email inquiries and questions may be directed to Amy Rutherford (

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.