Postdoctoral Fellow

Date: Mar 19, 2020

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20036

Company: American Chemical Society

Location: Washington, DC, or Madison, WI


The ACS Learning and Career Development group seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow to help evaluate the educational outcomes of the ACS Bridge Project. The ACS Bridge Project aims to broaden participation in graduate education in the chemical sciences. This project is supported the Genentech Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the American Chemical Society.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will work with the leadership of the ACS Graduate & Postdoctoral Scholars Office to develop, implement, and analyze assessments of programming associated with the ACS Bridge Project. An academic mentoring and advisory group will support the scholarly development of the Postdoctoral Fellow. Projects range from assessing educational outcomes of undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers from underrepresented minority groups participating in career and professional development programming to examining graduate school admissions processes in the chemical sciences.

The successful candidate is a highly motivated professional who is comfortable interacting professionally with a diverse network of stakeholders and has well-developed interpersonal communication skills. The ideal candidate should be able to successfully work and partners across multiple teams to deliver high-caliber content and perform on a tight schedule.


  1. Assists in designing, developing, executing, and implementing scientific research and/or development.
  2. Implements research studies and quality improvement projects. 
  3. Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and theories to potential inventions and products.
  4. Assists with the preparation of manuscripts, data for presentations at scientific meetings, and for publications in journals and for broader audiences.
  5. Contributes to the development of grant applications, research protocols, multi-disciplinary partnerships, and novel project ideas. 

Education/Experience/Technical Knowledge

Excellent analytical, writing (especially as they relate to grant and manuscript preparation), communication, interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills required. Adaptable to a wide variety of job tasks and projects, with the ability to survey literature efficiently and apply empirical findings appropriately.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Ph.D. in STEM education, Ph.D. chemical science education preferred.

Location: Washington, DC, or Madison, WI
Duration: 2 years (with the possibility to extend)
Application details: Application deadline is May 1, 2020. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis. Candidates will be asked to submit the following:

• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Contact information for three references