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Positions at Yale

  • Postdoctoral Appointments

    Postdoctoral position:  Analytical/Purification Scientist


    Education:  PhD analytical chemistry

    Full time position

    Length of employment:  1 year with the possibility of 1 year renewal

    Salary range:  $42,000-$51,000 plus benefits

    Location:  Yale University, New Haven


    Job Description:

     A postdoctoral position is immediately available within the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale University. The Center is seeking an analytical/purification scientist to support the research efforts of a multi-disciplinary team. The primary responsibilities of the successful candidate will be analytical testing, compound purification, and compound characterization.


    Job Duties and Responsibilities:

    The successful candidate will:

    • Perform analytical and preparative scale chromatography of research molecules (small/large, chiral/achiral, milligram to gram scale).
    • Perform analytical testing, including method development and validation of analytical procedures.
    • Perform compound characterization. Analyze samples using appropriate instrumentation (NMR, HPLC, GC, MS, UV, IR, etc.). Summarize and interpret data.
    • Maintain and optimize a wide range of analytical and prep scale chromatographic instrumentation (HPLC, LCMS, GCMS, GC-FID etc).
    • Interact with Center scientists to support, refine, and further develop ongoing and emerging projects.
    • Follow established laboratory safety procedures.
    • Conduct activities under the supervision of the Center’s principal investigators.


    Job Requirements

    • PhD in analytical chemistry.
    • In-depth knowledge of analytical and separations chemistry.
    • Demonstrated expertise in modern chromatography and analytical methods.
    • Expertise in data analysis/interpretation.
    • Expertise in data management, documentation, and appropriate software.
    • Excellent communication skills (verbal/written), interpersonal skills, and problem-solving skills.
    • Self-motivated.
    • Ability to work in a collaborative environment but comfortable working independently.




    Julie Beth Zimmerman, PhD

    Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale


  • Yale Undergraduate Research

    The Center offers undergraduate research opportunities for academic credit during the fall and spring semesters.

    Interested students may send a resume to greenchemistry@yale.edu

    The Center also mentors students through the Yale STARS program

  • Internships

    The Center does not currently fund internships for undergraduate or graduate students from outside universities.

    Students with external support or scholarships may be considered on a case-by-case basis; for more information contact us at greenchemistry@yale.edu.

  • Applying for a Graduate Degree

    Yale University does not offer specific degrees in green chemistry or green engineering. Prospective students should apply directly to the graduate program most relevant to their interests and meet all necessary deadlines and requirements.  The Center cannot influence the decision process.

    For more information, please visit the admissions pages of the graduate schools: