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- Synthesize small molecules, polymers, and materials that are designed to decompose to release hydrogen sulfide and related gases.
- Characterize compounds using various analytical techniques for small molecules and materials, and measure the rates of decomposition and gas release from these compounds.
- Test the effects of materials in mammalian cells using routine assays.
– Prepare regular written progress reports.
-Submit manuscripts based on work to peer reviewed journals and present results at national conferences.
- Collaborate with faculty supervisor and graduate students locally and colleagues at other institutions and labs to achieve research objectives.
-Take the initiative in finding solutions to scientific problems that arise in day-to-day research.
-Pursue research goals with routine consultation, but limited supervision.
-Supervise/train undergraduate or graduate students in laboratory procedures.
-Assist in project design, execution, and interpretation of research projects to gain practical experience in the field.
-Prepare professional presentations, professional reports, and publications.
-Recent doctoral degree in Chemistry or appropriate related field, completed by the time of appointment.
- Skilled in organic synthesis.
– Experience with mammalian cell culture techniques.
-Strong work habits and the ability to work independently as well as with a research group and external collaborators.
-Strong technical communication skills.
-Ability to mentor graduate and undergraduate students.
- Knowledge of polymer synthesis.
- Experience in cancer biology.
-Evidence of good project management.
-Evidence of developing publications based on research.
-Ability to work under limited supervision.
-Creativity, independence and high motivation.
-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of personnel in the organization.
Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Review Date: 05/29/2017