Crystallographer & Course Instructor

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Grant & Trust Professional

Crystallographer & Course Instructor

Department of Chemistry, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Temporary full-time from May 3, 2021 to April 28, 2023
Hiring #: 2020-0421

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The Department of Chemistry is a central academic unit within the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences that features dynamic and growing teaching and research programs. We work with ~6,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year and provide a wide range of services to support these activities. Reporting to the Chair, the incumbent will provide technical expertise in support of the department’s crystallographic "X-lab" facility, in the form of: research experiment design; HQP training; structural data collection and refinement; preparation of publishable crystallographic information files (CIFs) and related co-authorship on research publications; instrument maintenance, and usage management. The successful candidate will: encourage and support widespread usage of the "X-lab" infrastructure beyond the Department of Chemistry; provide expertise and writing skills to support grant applications for future replacement of "X-lab" infrastructure as needed; teach and develop existing and new undergraduate and graduate courses within the Department of Chemistry.

Requirements of the position include:

  • PhD Degree in Chemistry plus 1 year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience as a small-molecule crystallographer for single crystal (SCXRD) and powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) experiments, including a track record (minimum 10 CIFs as lead crystallographer) of published, peer-reviewed crystallographic data; experience solving structures exhibiting disorder and twinning would be an asset
  • Experience handling air-sensitive samples for SCXRD and PXRD
  • Experience designing and performing crystallographic data collection experiments under high-pressure
  • Experience using Rietveld refinement methods for PXRD
  • Experience using ab initio methods to solve structures for small molecules using PXRD
  • First-hand experience in X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF or WDXRF) would be an asset
  • Teaching experience would be an asset
  • Willingness to design, develop, and instruct Chemistry courses at all undergraduate levels
  • Strong oral and written communication skills including excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships
  • Ability to demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills including multitasking, planning and prioritization

This appointment is regularly performed on-campus but will be initially fulfilled both remotely (off-campus) and on-campus until the University resumes its regular operations

Classification Grant/Trust fund position, Band P05
GTP Professional/Managerial Salary Bands

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2020 12 02
Closing Date: 2021 01 31