Associate Research Chemist

Posting Details


Posting Number S01778P


Working Title Associate Research Chemist
Posting Category Staff
Position Number 004805
Assigned Organizational Area Research
FLSA Exempt
Benefit Status Full Benefits
Pay Grade P1
Months Per Year 12
Hours Per Year 2080
If Temporary, Date of Expiration
Proposed Start Date 01/02/2018


Department Corrosion Science & Engineering - 4292
Advertised Location Dayton, Ohio



Individuals in this position are required to conduct professional level assignments requiring the use of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures in the area of surface and analytical chemistry. This position is expected to demonstrate the ability to independently generate research ideas, solve technical problems, organize, analyze and interpret data. They are required to assist other researchers in performing professional-level assignments that require the use of the fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of various surface and analytical chemistry techniques and good laboratory practices (GLP) and good management practices (GMP). Constructs, operates, and maintains apparatus used in experiments, assists in various stages of report preparation, supports overall marketing efforts. Trains student research assistants in the operation of apparatus used for experiments. Directs research activities of student assistants and technicians. Reviews and follows applicable safety and security procedures.

Position Summary Information

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Engineering or a related field.

Five years experience in a related field could stand in lieu of a degree

A minimum of 3 years of directly related experience is required.

Due to the nature of this position, candiate must be a US citizen.

Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft office including Excel and Word programs.

Demonstrated ability to generate ideas, solve problems, and contribute to the preparation of technical documents.

Preferred Qualifications

Have a proven knowledge of the theory, operation, and methodologies of analytical chemistry such as, but not limited to, ultra violet – visible spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, liquid chromatography (LC), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), ultra-performance liquid chromatography (UPLC), mass spectrometry (MS), and surface analytical techniques such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). Have a demonstrated knowledge and experience in methods development; knowledge of electrochemical test techniques (uses and limitations of both AC and DC techniques, SKP, SVP) is a plus; skills in and knowledge of general laboratory test techniques; computer skills (MS Office, graphing software, data acquisition and analysis software for controlling lab equipment); ability to convey ideas in a clear, concise, objective scientific manner (verbal and written).

Work Hours


Number of Positions Available 1
Proposed Posting Date 11/21/2017
Application Review Date
Proposed Closing Date
Open until filled? Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Preferred Multicultural Experience

Demonstrated and successful experience working with people from diverse backgrounds. Knowledge of and sensitivity to a Catholic Marianist work environment.

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a U.S. citizen?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae

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