Employment Opportunities

Chemistry Lecturer

The Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at Georgia State University (GSU) seeks exceptional candidates for one non-tenure-track Lecturer position, starting Fall 2021. We seek candidates in the broadly defined field of chemistry and are especially interested in students from underrepresented groups. Instruction will be in core chemistry lecture and laboratory courses, ranging from nursing chemistry to advanced courses. Individuals with a record of outstanding teaching accomplishments with strong background in general and organic chemistry and college level teaching experience are strongly encouraged to apply. The potential to establish an unwavering dedication towards excellence in teaching and a demonstrated commitment to working with diverse student and faculty populations are required.

GSU, a world-class public doctoral research university, is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia. GSU has invested significantly to its research enterprise in the past few years. GSU is among the nation’s public and private universities in the Carnegie Foundation’s elite category of Very High Research Activity. Candidates are invited to explore ongoing research, facilities and resources at https://research.gsu.edu/ and https://chemistry.gsu.edu/.

A Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or a related field is required. In the application letter or teaching material, applicants should explicitly address their readiness for effectively teaching Georgia State’s highly diverse student body, which includes many first-generation college students. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The College of Arts & Sciences supports faculty professional success through mentoring programs and representation of faculty from all ranks in college-level program development. GSU is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. Applicants should submit a single PDF file consisting of cover letter, diversity statement, C.V., and statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Faculty Search Committee at chemfacultysearch@gsu.edu.

Review of applications will start immediately, and the position(s) will remain open until filled.

As a university committed to developing a diverse faculty, Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any federal state or local protected class.

Senior Research Scientist for Preclinical MR imaging

Responsibilities: The candidate performs a range of specialized and technical tasks and duties in providing assistance and instruction to facility users and in managing the operation of the MRI resources including a 7T Bruker BioSpec animal scanner.

MR Scanning: Provide assistance to investigators in organizing and executing research studies and teaching/training activities, including collecting and retrieving data, operating ancillary experiment equipment, and operating the MR scanner for investigators who are unable to so; Remaining informed of the latest technical developments in the field of MRI; actively engages in the development and use of novel MRI techniques to improve the technical caliber of the center; providing technical support to research projects at the center; optimizing MRI, fMRI, dynamic MRI, DTI  and molecular imaging sequences for different experimental needs; working with users to develop custom-tailored sequences;  maintaining proper functioning of the Bruker MRI system, including quality checks, and related hardware in the facility, and debugs any hardware problem(s), and interfaces with representatives of various hardware vendors to find solutions to problem(s); Assisting data and imaging analysis using image analysis software

Performing safety screenings on research subjects, prepare subjects for entry into the MR environment and scanner, monitoring safety and comfort of research subjects; Monitoring data collection to ensure quality of imaging data; Archiving and back-up data; Ensuring research and teaching activities comply with safety protocols; Monitoring human traffic flow around MR suites to prevent unauthorized entry and unsafe practices; Being available by phone some evenings and weekends to troubleshoot problems that arise.

Training: Instruct investigators and students on the safe and appropriate use of the MRI and related laboratory equipment; Implement an MR safety and operation training and qualification program for users. Ensure that all users successfully complete training and abide by MRI Facility policies, procedures, and institutional regulation.  Maintain appropriate certification records; Provide orientation and training for new technologists.

Administration/Other: Oversee scheduling of the MR resources; Perform daily quality assurance and stability procedures on the MR scanner and ancillary equipment, maintain experiment related equipment; Interface with service, maintenance and equipment providers, procure supplies and services; Maintain records of subjects, scanner logs; Assure proper staffing levels; maintain compliance with regulatory and accreditation agencies; Prepare management reports for the Director. Solves practical problems relating to difficulties with equipment or test subjects. Suggests technical or procedural improvements in testing methods. Conducts literature searches related to research project; writing/maintaining IACUC protocols.

Required Qualifications

Doctoral degree in Chemistry, MR physics, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, molecular imaging or related field; strong research experience in a technical field closely related to MRI, fMRI, molecular imaging, DCE, and DTI; experience in managing MRI system(s), animal handling, and imaging analysis using a variety of software packages; Extensive experience with design, development, and implementation of novel pulse sequences on high-field small animal MRI scanners (experience in the Bruker Paravision programming preferred); Small Animal handling experience and preparing animals for MRI experiments; Experience with implementing, improving and using novel sophisticated image processing and image analysis programs; Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to present ideas, problems, solutions and instructions clearly and concisely; Proven management abilities and strong interpersonal skills in effectively dealing with different people and groups.

Laboratory Coordinator (Requisition ID – 21000176)

The Laboratory Coordinator position is critical to the normal operations of the Chemistry Department. The person in this position works closely with the Laboratory Supervisor.

The Laboratory Coordinator positions are critical to the normal operations of nursing chemistry, general chemistry, and organic chemistry laboratories and makes significant contributions to the department and college. These positions manage the nursing, organic, and general chemistry instructional facilities. The duties include coordination of over 30 chemistry laboratory sections each year, including summer, each with approximately 46-48 students.

In addition, Laboratory Coordinators spend a good amount of time preparing behind the scenes to make sure the laboratories are fully stocked and functional. Other additional duties include maintaining laboratory instruments, purchasing chemicals, training of graduate teaching assistants, and coordinating the proper disposal of chemical waste.


Master’s degree in the assigned research area; or a Bachelor’s degree in the assigned research area and two years of related experience; or a combination of education and related experience.

Preferred Hiring Qualifications

  • Experience working in a lab, Chemistry
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to handle difficult situations and persons with professionalism and tact

Employment Office

The Employment Office of Georgia State University is located in downtown Atlanta close to several commercial parking lots at Suite 344, 3rd Floor of the One Park Place South Building.
Georgia State University
Employment Office
University Plaza
Atlanta, GA 30303-3083

Phone:  404-413-3270
Fax:        404-413-3275
E-mail:  jobs@gsu.edu

The Employment Office is open from 8:30 to 5:15, Monday through Friday.

Positions are contingent upon upon background verification and budgetary approval.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.