Apply now Job no: 497503
Work type: Full-time
Location: TCU Main Campus
Categories: Managerial / Administration
Job Summary: The Postdoctoral Fellow is responsible for contributing
scholarly work to the respective discipline and TCU through teaching,
research, creative activity, and service. The fellow will work with the lab
led by Kayla Green on innovative multi-disciplinary research focusing on two
areas of emphasis. Synthesis and exploration of modified 12-membered tetra-
azamacrocyclic pyridinophanes for (1) incorporation into new polymer
materials and (2) therapeutics for diseases derived from oxidative stress,
including Alzheimer's disease. This position is grant funded and is subject to
the terms of the grant.
Duties & Essential Job Functions: 1. Organic synthesis of pyridinophane
precursor and target molecules according to the agreed upon timeline.
2. Purify and characterize target compounds according to the agreed upon
3. Support graduate and undergraduate colleagues.
4. Write-up and present research progress on a regular basis (quarterly)
5. Ensure personal safety in the laboratory and encourage this behavior with
6. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience: • Ph.D. degree in chemistry.
• Experience in synthesis, 1-2D NMR methods, and purification of organic
Preferred Education & Experience: • Experience with polymers, biological
studies, and/or potentiometric determination of pKa and metal binding
Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training: • None
Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training: • None
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: • Knowledge of current research and issues in
microbiology and immunology.
• Knowledge of and dedication to chemical safety in the laboratory.
• Skill in all components of Microsoft Office, to include Excel, Word, and
• Skill in both written and verbal communication.
• Skill in Microsoft Windows navigation techniques.
• Ability to work in a dynamic team environment.
• Ability to analyze and accurately interpret information contained in a
variety of data sets.
• Ability to accurately document research result.
• Ability to compose technical reports.
• Ability to maintain and enforce a safe working environment.
• Ability to review and make recommendations to improve and streamline
• Ability to coordinate multiple projects and meet deadlines.
• Ability to consult with external groups and maintain positive relationships.
Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations): • Visual
acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed
materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via
telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility,
body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.
Work Environment: • Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to
schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• The harmful environmental conditions present for this job include
occupational exposure to hazards and fumes from solvents and reagents.
• This role is an on campus, in-person position.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.
• The majority of the work will take place within a chemistry laboratory
AA/EEO Statement: As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and
promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age,
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity,
gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic
information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
Advertised: January 5, 2022 Central Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled