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Researcher 1 - Lab Coordinator with Prof. Marc Hillmyer

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID354301
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyResearch-Researchers
Full/Part TimeFull-Time
Job Code8352R1
Employee ClassCivil Service
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Working in a faculty research lab in Kolthoff Hall with the group of Prof. Marc Hillmyer.Approximate workload distribution:

1) 30%: Lead group contacts and experts on research instrumentation support, maintenance, and repair, including training of other researchers.
2) 50%: Laboratory work involving modern polymer characterization. Maintaining lab equipment. Manifest chemical waste. Troubleshoot instrumentation. Work with undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers to acquire needed data.
3) 10%: Assist in laboratory safety protocols and the development of standard operating
4) 10%: Write/discuss summaries of findings. Assist in literature review and grant proposal

Required: A Bachelor's degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, polymer science and engineering or related college courses and work experience in a laboratory setting totaling at least four years in combination, should provide the necessary background for this work.

Preferred: Experience with carrying out laboratory research in the molecular, morphological, and mechanical characterization of polymers or related experience in adjacent fields. A key aspect will be experience with research instrumentation operation, maintenance, and repair. Scientific writing experience (research summaries, manuscripts for submission to journals) is also desirable.
About the Department

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota (UMN) provides a world-class education through classroom teaching and cutting-edge research. As a central, core discipline in science and engineering, chemistry is critical for solving society's most important problems and making significant positive impacts on human health, energy, and the environment. Our department of has been a national and international leader throughout its history. A wide range of companies and academic institutions from across the world hire our graduates and collaborate with us on research. Department of Chemistry alumni have enormous societal impact as academicians, K-12 teachers, scientists and managers in industrial and government laboratories, lawyers, public policy advocates, entrepreneurs, and in a diverse array of other fields. The department has 43 faculty member, 45 staff members, 60 post-doctoral associates and 230 graduate students. Due to the breadth of our education and research missions, this position offers the opportunity to develop skills across a broad range of operating systems, software packages, network infrastructures, and hardware configurations. Professional development is highly encouraged and you would be joining a team dedicated to excellence. Thank you for applying.

Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the for more information regarding benefits.
    How To Apply

    Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:
    Employment Requirements

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

    Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:
    About the U of M

    The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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