Assistant Research Scientist

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Assistant Research Scientist

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Chemistry

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .

Who we are

Texas A&M University’s Department of Chemistry, is a cadre of faculty, staff, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, academic advisors, scientific and technical staff, who have a shared purpose of translating our passion for chemistry to young scholars at all levels in many scientific fields. The Business Office strives to support the goals of the faculty, staff and students in teaching, research and outreach programs, and adheres to the professional standards and integrity in processing university Business. To learn more, please visit our website: http://www.chem.tamu.edu/ .

What we want

The Assistant Research Scientist, under general supervision, will work with Dr. Hongcai Zhou with the Chemistry Department and the Texas A&M Energy Institute on research and development related to the process scale-up, techno-economic, and cost analysis of adsorption-based direct air capture of carbon dioxide using porous chemical sorbents, especially porous polymer networks (PPNs). The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If this job description appeals to you, we encourage you to apply to be considered for this great opportunity.

What you need to know

Cover Letter/Resume’: A cover letter and resume’ are strongly recommended. You may upload these documents on the application under CV/Resume.

COVID-19 information:  Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M’s COVID-19 response, please visit the University’s COVID-19 website . For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness’ COVID-19 website .

Required Education and Experience:

  • Appropriate PhD
  • Relevant professional experience
     

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent analytical, quantitative, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate research findings to technically diverse researchers
  • Ability to analyze and disseminate data results in manuscripts, reports, and presentations
  • Ability to maintain laboratory instrumentation and follow applicable safety standards

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related field with focus on adsorption-based direct air capture of CO2 using porous chemical sorbents
  • Proven track record of excellence in written communication demonstrated by the candidate’s journal publications in top journals related to adsorption of CO2 in porous chemical sorbents
  • Experience in chemical synthesis, X-ray crystallography, and MOFs-based materials as catalysts for energy and sustainability

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to cultivate and maintain professional working relationships with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Highly organized, responsible individual with a strong work ethic
  • Ability to take initiative and drive the research within project goals
  • Ability to design and establish platforms for research and train young students in related fields
  • Knowledge of principles for materials chemistry and chemical engineering

Responsibilities:

  • Data Analysis and Research - Manages and analyzes data gathered for research projects. Plans and executes research directions within project goals. Participates in group meetings and seminars for research enhancement.
  • Project Management - Coordinates and manages tasks and timelines associated with research projects. Provides advice to other staff and students. Meets with project partners regularly to drive research forward. 
  • Writing and Documentation - Writes and reviews manuscripts, abstracts, and reports related to the research projects. Maintains complete records of research findings. Writes and submits grant proposals with the PI’s assistance. Prepares data for presentation at scientific meetings and for manuscripts and grant proposals. Travels to scientific meetings for oral and/or poster presentations. Other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate , specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate and will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.



Job Title

Assistant Research Scientist

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Chemistry

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .

Who we are

Texas A&M University’s Department of Chemistry, is a cadre of faculty, staff, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, academic advisors, scientific and technical staff, who have a shared purpose of translating our passion for chemistry to young scholars at all levels in many scientific fields. The Business Office strives to support the goals of the faculty, staff and students in teaching, research and outreach programs, and adheres to the professional standards and integrity in processing university Business. To learn more, please visit our website: http://www.chem.tamu.edu/ .

What we want

The Assistant Research Scientist, under general supervision, will work with Dr. Hongcai Zhou with the Chemistry Department and the Texas A&M Energy Institute on research and development related to the process scale-up, techno-economic, and cost analysis of adsorption-based direct air capture of carbon dioxide using porous chemical sorbents, especially porous polymer networks (PPNs). The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If this job description appeals to you, we encourage you to apply to be considered for this great opportunity.

What you need to know

Cover Letter/Resume’: A cover letter and resume’ are strongly recommended. You may upload these documents on the application under CV/Resume.

COVID-19 information:  Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M’s COVID-19 response, please visit the University’s COVID-19 website . For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness’ COVID-19 website .

Required Education and Experience:

  • Appropriate PhD
  • Relevant professional experience
     

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent analytical, quantitative, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate research findings to technically diverse researchers
  • Ability to analyze and disseminate data results in manuscripts, reports, and presentations
  • Ability to maintain laboratory instrumentation and follow applicable safety standards

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related field with focus on adsorption-based direct air capture of CO2 using porous chemical sorbents
  • Proven track record of excellence in written communication demonstrated by the candidate’s journal publications in top journals related to adsorption of CO2 in porous chemical sorbents
  • Experience in chemical synthesis, X-ray crystallography, and MOFs-based materials as catalysts for energy and sustainability

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to cultivate and maintain professional working relationships with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Highly organized, responsible individual with a strong work ethic
  • Ability to take initiative and drive the research within project goals
  • Ability to design and establish platforms for research and train young students in related fields
  • Knowledge of principles for materials chemistry and chemical engineering

Responsibilities:

  • Data Analysis and Research - Manages and analyzes data gathered for research projects. Plans and executes research directions within project goals. Participates in group meetings and seminars for research enhancement.
  • Project Management - Coordinates and manages tasks and timelines associated with research projects. Provides advice to other staff and students. Meets with project partners regularly to drive research forward. 
  • Writing and Documentation - Writes and reviews manuscripts, abstracts, and reports related to the research projects. Maintains complete records of research findings. Writes and submits grant proposals with the PI’s assistance. Prepares data for presentation at scientific meetings and for manuscripts and grant proposals. Travels to scientific meetings for oral and/or poster presentations. Other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate , specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate and will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


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