Posting Date:            September 18, 2013                          Posting End Date:    Open Until Filled

Position:                    Research Associate - Chemical Engineering

Location:                    Environmental Engineering Laboratory

                                    Division of Global Initiatives and Department of Chemical Engineering

                                    Analytical Chemistry & Carbon Cycle Research

Essential Duties and Responsibilities                              

  • Be responsible for the running, maintenance, trouble-shooting, and efficient operations of HPLC/MS and GC/MS research equipment
  • Vigorously develop a new project in soil carbon dynamics (carbon cycling) and its impact on climate change phenomena. This will be in partnership with collaborating researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Auburn University, and NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL.
  • Participate, and sometimes lead in developing and writing grant proposals in response to solicitations.
  • Assist in the conduct of research on the analysis of active ingredients in plant-based pharmaceuticals and natural products      
  • Write progress reports to granting agencies, and scholarly articles for journal publication
  • Supervise graduate and undergraduate students


  • A PhD or equivalent degree in analytical chemistry, chemical or environmental science and engineering is required.  A self-motivating researcher with excellent record of scholarly productivity, and needing minimal supervision is a critical requirement for this position. Position is renewable on an annual basis depending on productivity and availability of funding


Commensurate with training, experience, and University Compensation Plan

**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility.  It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **

APPLICATIONS will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources. Each applicant should complete a Tuskegee University employment application, and submit (3) letters of references and a copy of the appropriate transcript for the educational requirements with the submission.

Human Resources Department

Attn:  N. Egiebor

101 Kresge Center

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, Alabama 36088

Email Address:                       
Fax: 334-724-4319

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