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Postdoctoral Research Associate

We, in collaboration with the American Chemical Society Learning and Career Development group, seek a Postdoctoral Fellow to help evaluate the 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 Student & 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 outcomes of undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers from underrepresented groups participating in career and professional development programming to examining matters of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in chemical sciences graduate programs.

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 discipline-based education research, evaluation, and/or development.

2. Implements quality improvement initiatives.

3. Assists with the preparation of manuscripts, data for presentations at scientific meetings, and for publications in journals and for broader audiences.

4. 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 chemistry education research; Ph.D. in a field of discipline-based education research; or similar, preferred.

Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Duration: 2 years (with the possibility to extend)

Applications should consist of a single .pdf file that includes: (1) a cover letter (1-2 pages) that highlights past research accomplishments and how this postdoctoral training experience will align with future research and career goals; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) names and email addresses of three references. This .pdf file may be submitted to