FUSE Student Researcher - Chemistry/Biochemistry (Part-Time Temporary / Summer 2024)

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Dahlonega, GEORGIA
Job Type: PartTime

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

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The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a FUSE Student Researcher in Chemistry/Biochemistry on the Dahlonega campus. We are seeking two participants for a UNG Faculty - Undergraduate Summer Engagement (FUSE) program opportunity involving materials chemistry research. The project aims to design, synthesize, characterize, and apply porous hybrid materials towards the removal common pollutants found in water systems. The student participants will work directly with the guidance of a faculty mentor gaining significant experience in the areas of synthetic chemistry, analytical techniques/ instrumentation, and scientific presentations/writing. The research assistants will join the FUSE program to conduct focused and meaningful research, scholarly and creative activities alongside a faculty researcher from June 3 - July 26, 2024.

  • Searching and reading chemistry literature (SciFinder and ACS databases, etc.).
  • Attending group meetings/Preparing presentations on research findings.
  • Setting up or preparing chemical reactions and experiments (with the supervision and guidance of a faculty mentor).
  • Using analytical instrumentation to characterize products (with the supervision and guidance of a faculty mentor).
  • Cleaning glassware and lab areas/Restocking supplies.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Working knowledge of general and organic chemistry concepts, tools, and techniques including but not limited to: Stoichiometry, measurements, significant figures, unit conversions, filtrations, titrations, making solutions, setting up reactions using various glassware components, and Schlenk/air-free techniques.  
  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Current UNG student not graduating before December 2024.
  • Successful completion of CHEM 3441 and 3441L (Organic Chemistry I and lab). 
  • Previous undergraduate research experience is a plus.
  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of North Georgia, as determined by University of North Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

  • This role is considered a position of trust.


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  • Position of Trust