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Sr Chemist

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Position Posting

Posting Details

Job Description Title Sr Chemist
Working Title Sr Chemist
Physical Location Kent, OH
Position Number 997528
Home Organization Liquid Crystal Institute - Kent Campus:100335
Campus Kent Campus
Contract Length Term/Temporary
Pay Grade 05-AA
Position Category Unclassified
Job Open Date 11/06/2017
Job Close Date 11/24/2017
Open Until Filled No
Work Schedule
Basic Function

To provide management of chemicals and chemical safety with the Liquid Crystal Institute (LCI). Perform organic synthesis. Reports to Senior Research Fellow.

Additional Basic Functions - if applicable

Responsible for daily operations of the organic synthesis facility, perform organic synthesis, manage chemical inventory for the institute.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Serve as a member of Organic Synthesis Facility.

Responsible for the daily operations of the Organic Synthesis Facility.

Perform organic synthesis.

Serve as the Chemical Safety Officer of the LCI, overseeing the lab safety in cooperation with the university Manager, Research Safety and Compliance.

Offer regular and ad-hoc chemical safety training to the members of the LCI research community.

Manage the chemical inventory for existing and in-coming chemicals.

Maintain the supply of chemicals for the LCI Research Facilities.

Provide functional guidance of administrative/professional employees and/or direct supervision of support staff on an ongoing basis.

May provide ongoing facilitation of consecutive projects.

Preform related duties as assigned.

Additional Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities - if applicable
Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Chemistry. Four to five years experience performing organic synthesis.

License/Certification: Not applicable.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience performing liquid crystal synthesis. Experience managing and operating a laboratory.

Knowledge Of:
Organic synthesis *
Lab safety *
Chemical safety *

Skill In:
Oral, written and interpersonal communication *
Public speaking *

Ability To:
Manage people and projects *
Perform organic synthesis *

Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments.

Additional Minimum Qualifications - if applicable

The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related education/experience beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

Physical Requirements

Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.

Additional Information

Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a Master’s degree in Chemistry?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you possess four to five years experience performing organic synthesis?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Preferred Qualifications: Experience performing liquid crystal synthesis. Experience managing and operating a laboratory. Please list any experience you have in these areas - reminder it should also be included on your actual application.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Reference Document
  3. Other Doc